IAPS4Fusion Poster-2018

Iaps4fusion is the annual excursion for all IAPS members to come to the UK and have an exciting weekend learning about fusion and particle physics.

The last edition of IAPS4fusion took place from the 24 – 27 June 2018 and welcomed all students studying physics, or a physics related subject, to register. The programme included visits to the University of Oxford, the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Imperial College London. The IOP particle physics group also welcomed the participants, which also had time to see the sights in London and Oxford.

Please note that there are a maximum of 40 places available; 20 have been reserved for UK students and 20 for international students. Registration is taken on a first come first served basis so you are advised to register as soon as possible!

Those wishing to attend are required to book and subsidise their own flights to the UK/ travel to London and pay an attendance fee. Attendees are advised to arrive on the afternoon of the 24 June and depart on the evening of the 27 June. However, you should not book your travel until your place is confirmed by the IOP.

Registration Fee : £125

You can register for the event on the IOP site.

While you are on the visit all accommodation, transport and meals will be provided for you and more information regarding this will be provided in due course, along with the programme for the week.

Travel Grant

If you are a current Master’s student, you can apply for a travel funding from the European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET). You have to apply 14 days before the event and be from one of their member intuitions. Info on the terms and conditions and how to apply can be found here.


If you have any questions regarding the above or the event in general please email Linsey Clark at international@iop.org or James.Kneller@iaps.info

Some information on where we will be visiting:

– The University of Oxford, a historical academic institution in both science and humanities, will be our first destination. We will spend two full days in Oxford, also visiting the wonderful city and some of the colleges.

– The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), which hosts the largest fusion reactor in the world, the Joint European Torus (JET). This experimental reactor works on the principle of magnetic plasma confinement. The CCFE also hosts the UK fusion facility, MAST, and is leading the way towards the completion of the international fusion reactor ITER.

Imperial College London, located in one of the most beautiful areas of the British capital, is a world leader in science, technology and medicine. In our visit, we will explore some more areas of plasma physics, including astrophysical plasmas, z-pinch machines and simulation of laser-plasma interactions.