Founder of ITER—EvgenyVelikhov visits USTC

  • [2012-06-19]
  • International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Training Forum&Second Workshop on Magnetic Fusion Energy (MFE) Development Strategy in China was held on May 30- June 1, 2012 in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). It was hosted by Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), USTC and ITER Organization (ITER IO), and organized by National Integration Design Group for Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactor (CNMFRDG) and School of Nuclear Science and Technology (SNST), USTC. 

    In response to the enthusiastic invitation from WANGYuanxi, directorof CNMFRDG, Russianacademician EvgenyVelikhov,founder of ITER, attended the forum and workshop. Academician HOU Jianguo, president of USTC made the opening speech; LIU Minghua, direct of Bureau of Basic Science, CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences), LUO Delong, deputy director of the China International Nuclear Fusion Energy Program Execution Center, and Zhang Guocheng, director of Department of Basic Research, MOST gave welcoming speech respectively. 

    Founder of ITER—EvgenyVelikhov gives speech/ Copyrigh by USTC

    Fusion is a kind of inexhaustible clean energy which is deemed as the most promising way to solve the energy crisis and the environment problems at present all over the world. Academician Evgeny Velikhov is one of the most famous experts in the field of fusion and he is long engaged inthe research of plasma physics and confinement fusion. He currently holds the post of president of the Kurchatov Institute (named after Igor Kurchatov) and first secretary of the Public Chamber of Russia. He is also a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and has been the vice-president of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.Academician Evgeny Velikhov is educated in the same college as the former Soviet Union general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Based on their consensus that researchesinto fusion need worldwide cooperation, Evgeny Velikhov promoted successfully the formation of ITER, largest scientific research cooperation in the world. Owing to his contribution,he is appointed as Chair of the ITER Council. EvgenyVelikhov made a report Russian Strategy for Controlled Fusion and Introduced current development situation of fusion in Russia at the ITER Training Forum. In the 2nd Workshop on MFE Development Strategy in China,Evgeny Velikhov listened to scientific goal and preliminary design report related to CFETR from experts of CNMFRDG. Then Evgeny Velikhov expressed his affirmation of the scientific goal of CFETRand discussed with Chinese fusion experts and gave guiding suggestions about specific design .

     

    International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Training Forum/Copyright by USTC 

    Academician EvgenyVelikhov's visit to USTC has profound meaning in promoting the development of Chinese nuclear fusion and strengthening extensive cooperation and thorough exchange between China and Russia.