About ITER

ITER ("The Way" in Latin) is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today.

In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.

The experimental campaign that will be carried out at ITER is crucial to advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow.

ITER will be the first fusion device to produce net energy. ITER will be the first fusion device to maintain fusion for long periods of time. And ITER will be the first fusion device to test the integrated technologies, materials, and physics regimes necessary for the commercial production of fusion-based electricity.


Research Intern

June 2021 Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, Bouches-du-Rhône
“Having a clearly defined task, then being given complete freedom in how I would approach it, has been a great experience in ideating, planning, managing, and executing a project mostly autonomously, while getting practice communicating results and asking for input and external resources when helpful; in that last regard, my supervisor was quite supportive. And it goes without saying that I've also learned a lot on the technical side in the process!”
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