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Field Trip


4 to 5 July

16:00 (4 July) to 21:18 (5 July)

Cadarache, France




ITER: here comes the (artificial) Sun!

Meeting point: Lausanne Train Station, Main Hall at 16:00 (train leaves at 16:21 sharp)

Number of participants: 25

Transport: by train

Registration fee: CHF 17 (includes transport, 1 hotel night and most meals)

Details: As this trip will go to France, participants need to bring a valid ID and be in possession of an appropriate visa if required. For the site visit you need solid shoes and long trousers. No skirts allowed. Please be aware that you will be walking around a very busy construction site.
You will be sent the link to a registration form to be completed online prior to the visit.

Organizer and sponsor: ITER

Contact: Sabina Griffith (


ITER is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering mega project, which will become the world's largest magnetic confinement plasma physics experiment. Its goal is to harness fusion, the nuclear reaction that powers the Sun, to create a potential source of safe, carbon-free and virtually limitless energy. In total, 35 nations have joined under the ITER roof to take fusion energy to the grid.
This year will be the start of assembly phase. The first massive components of the tokamak will be assembled and lowered into the pit. On this tour, you will have the chance to explore the ITER construction site in Cadarache, Southern France, with its many workshops and the Tokamak Complex (filming and photography permitted) and to speak to a wide range of ITER scientists and engineers to get first-hand information about a project which, by scale and scope, is one of the most ambitious science endeavors of our time.

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