The Academy of Sciences of the Czech rebublic - ASCR

The Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlicek visited the TOPTEC Centre


The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade and Transport Karel Havlicek visited the TOPTEC Centre on Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was guided by the director of the institute, Radomír Pánek, and the executive director of the TOPTEC Centre, Vít Lédl. The Member of Parliament David Pražák also attended the meeting.

10 Sep 2021


The COMPASS tokamak ends: the new era of fusion research begins in the Czech Republic


On Friday, August 20, 2021 the last experiment took place at the COMPASS tokamak. In 12 years of operation, more than 21,000 high-temperature plasma discharges have been conducted on it.

20 Aug 2021


The most popular video on the CAS YouTube channel is a lecture on nuclear fusion


The Slavomír Entler's lecture from last year's Science and Technology Week festival has the highest number of views on the YouTube channel of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

12 Aug 2021


The French Ambassador visited IPP


His Excellency Mr. Alexis Dutertre, the Ambassador of the French Republic in the Czech Republic visited IPP on July 27, 2021.

27 Jul 2021


The jubilee year of the Otto Wichterle Prize was also awarded by two young researchers from IPP


Twenty-four talented scientists from the Czech Academy of Sciences received the prestigious Otto Wichterle Award this year. It has been awarded since 2002, and this year was the Jubilee's 20th year. The ceremony was held at the Lanna Villa in Prague on June 29, 2021. Among the awards were two young scientists from IPP. Dr. Petr Vondráček from the Tokamak Department and Dr. František Lukáč from the Department of Materials Engineering.

29 Jun 2021


A surprising scenario to protect tokamaks from effects of relativistic electron beams


An international team of scientists including Czech experts from the Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS explored a new method to mitigate the runaway electron beam, based on the recent experiments at the largest European tokamak JET (Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK). The paper reporting these results was published in the prestigious scientific journal Physical Review Letters (PRL).

3 May 2021