312 – The Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Experiment

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Guest: Ralf Kleiber, Matthias Hirsch    Host: Markus Voelter
Shownoter: Alexander Grote

In our never-ending quest to understand fusion and its potential use in energy production, I visited the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment in Greifswald run by the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik. We started out with a visit to the experiment hall, while experimentalist Matthias Hirsch gave us an overview over the machine. Next we discussed theory and modeling with Ralf Kleiber. Finally, I returned to Matthias Hirsch, and we chatted about more experimental aspects of Wendelstein. It is probably best to listen to our previous fusion episodes (22, 157 and 304) before listening to this one.

Vorstellung von Matthias Hirsch


Wendelstein 7X | Plasma | Black Body Radiation

Inside the Control Room


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