On January 8, 2018, Andrej Babiš, the Prime Minister, visited the Institute of Plasma Physics. Mr. Babiš and Vice-Chairman of the Government Council for Research on Development and Innovation, Mr. Karel Havlíček visited IPP. They met the management of the Institute.
Andrej Babiš also visited a key research infrastructure of IPP – the COMPASS tokamak. IPP Director, Radomír Pánek, introduced the largest project of IPP – the upgrade of the tokamak COMPASS (COMPASS-U). To strengthen the level of excellence of fusion research in the Czech Republic, IPP is implementing an upgrade of existing infrastructure. The COMPASS tokamak will be replaced with a new tokamak - COMPASS-U. This tokamak will represent the world's unique combination of attributes: mid-size devices with their flexibility for scaling towards ITER. The first plasma in the COMPASS-U tokamak is expected in 2021. Andrej Babiš also visited the Research Centre PALS, which the joint laboratory of IPP and the Institute of Physics of CAS.
Photos: A. Babiš and IPP.
7 Jan 2019