The 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC2020) which was originally planned to take place in Nice, France, will now be held as a virtual event from 10 to 15 May 2021. The conference aims to provide a forum for the discussion of key physics and technology issues as well as innovative concepts directly relevant to the use of fusion as a future source of energy.
More specifically, the objective of the conference is to serve as a platform for sharing the results of research and development efforts in both national and international fusion experiments, and to thereby help in pinpointing worldwide advances in fusion theory, experiments, technology, engineering, safety and socio-economics. Furthermore, the conference will also set these results against the backdrop of the requirements for a net energy-producing fusion device and a fusion power plant in general, and will thus help in defining the way forward.
Participants in the conference will include ITER and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), along with a great number of research institutes and organizations across more than 40 countries. FIA members who would like to attend or participate in the conference can find more information on the FEC 2020 webpage here.