More photos Three days of hiking and Klettersteig (Via Ferrata) in the Karwendel mountains with Jerome and Johanna. Although not…
A new paper shows that an attractive form of nuclear fusion is more practical than previously thought. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s still hard!
A great hike in the still snow mountains between Bavarian and Tyrol – we hiked along a ridge to Halserspitz, and then tackled the descent over the steep snow fields.
We’ve got a new paper out, based on some work done at MAGPIE shortly before I left. Instead of using the full one million amps to drive something using MAGPIE, we used a smaller pulsed-power device to produce a plume of plasma using a ‘plasma gun’.
A week of canyoning and even some caving amongst the limestone, granite and basalt of Sardinia.
I’ve been taking the U-Bahn to work for the last few days as my bike has been broken, so every day I get to walk passed the IPP library. Prominently displayed on a little stand, all alone in the middle of a table, was a new book with the bold title “The Future of Fusion Energy”. My interest was piqued, even more so as the book is written by two fusion researchers [Jason Parisi and Justin Ball] rather than science journalists – I was interested to see how they tried to make this complex topic accessible to the general public.
More photos A lovely hike with some lovely people. The weather forecast looked foul, with heavy rain or snow forecast.…
After five and a half years working at Imperial College, I decided it was time for a change. I’d already applied for some positions in Paris the previous year, but was unsuccessful, and so I broadened the scope of my search and found a job at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) near Munich in Germany.
An excellent snow shoe tour up Kramerspitzchen, a little peak we “discovered” whilst trying to reach Kramerspitz.
A lovely hike with some lovely people. Imre guided us without any miss steps along a great route, with a snowy ridge and an excellent hut at the far end.