Future fusion researchers immersed at the IRFM      

The Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research (IRFM) recently played host to Master 2 students from the Plasma and Fusion Sciences Federation (FedSPF) from 19 February to 1 March. They were followed by students from the FUSION EP European Master's programme until 15 March.

The first part of their stay was devoted to in-depth team work on the laws of scale and the dimensioning of tokamaks, which led them to verify that ITER can achieve its objectives.

During the second part, the students worked in the IRFM laboratories, where they discovered infrared thermography, thermodesorption and many other activities that make up the daily life of IRFM researchers, and which could one day become theirs.

Thanks to the significant investment made by IRFM staff and other colleagues from the Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Federation, the students benefited from high-quality supervision that they greatly appreciated. One of the students, a musician and singer, even wrote a song inspired by fusion: "Fusion's here" https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=PKnhcbTJcAQ&si=A2EvaXiGBJ5TVNfh 

This stay at the IRFM marks the last stage before the M2 internship for these students, preparing them optimally for their future thesis or their transition to the professional world. Every effort has been made to ensure that this experience combines academic learning with an enriching immersion in the field of nuclear fusion.

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VB755440, 2024-03-27