The "Institute for Theoretical and Computational Physics" is carrying out this project within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium (Horizon Europe), which coordinates European research in the field of nuclear fusion.
International nuclear fusion research aims to develop an environmentally friendly, safe and sustainable source of energy. The Fusion@ÖAW Coordination Office (ÖAW is a signatory to the agreement of the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, EUROfusion) bundles the relevant research and development projects of Austrian research institutes and companies, with TU Graz being involved as a "third party".
The focus of the work at TU Graz is on the theory of fusion-relevant plasmas, the creation of models and their numerical implementation, and the simulation of experiments. The work serves the understanding of magnetically confined fusion plasmas, which are investigated in a large number of European and international experiments. Concrete work is focusing on particle and energy transport in such plasmas and on their heating. For this purpose, the models and codes use concepts from particle dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics and the kinetic theory of plasmas, although we are also developing these fundamentals further.