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Simons Foundation funds collaboration on stellarators
The Swiss Plasma Center participates in an international collaboration, funded by the Simons Foundation, to unveil the optimal magnetic configurations of stellarators so that their performances are similar to those of tokamaks - while retaining the advantage of being able to operate continuously. The optimization aims at exploiting the beneficial effect of some hidden symmetries that can be produced by specific arrangements of the magnetic coils.
Finalist EPFL doctorate Award 2018 - Fabio Riva
Special distinction from the selection committee to Fabio Riva for his thesis “Verification and validation procedures with applications to plasma-edge turbulence simulations” Thesis n°7785(2017) Thesis director: Prof. P. Ricci
Frequency combs as microwave spectral filters
Optical frequency combs are frequently used to transfer stabilities from the microwave domain to the optical domain, thus yielding unprecedented precision in laser-sensing and metrology. Now, a frequency comb generated in a microresonator allows scientists led by EPFL to generate low-noise microwaves by purifying signals from an off-the-shelf oscillator.