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ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor

Bringing a Sun to Earth

Michel Claessens

ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor
ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor

ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor

Bringing a Sun to Earth

Michel Claessens

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Description

This book provides for the first time an insider’s view into ITER, the biggest fusion reactor in the world, which is currently being constructed in southern France.

Michel Claessens is a scientist and essayist. He was the head of communication and external relations of the ITER project from 2011 to 2016. His background is physical chemistry (Ph.D.) and science journalism. He joined the European Commission in 1994 where has been acting the head of the Communication Unit in the Research Directorate-General, spokesperson for research, editor-in-chief of the "research*eu" magazine and in charge of the science and technology Eurobarometers until 2010. He is now an advisor to ITER's Director General. 
Michel is also teaching at the Free University of Brussels and has published a dozen of books and essays, including:
  • At the Human scale – International practices in science communication (avec Donghong Cheng, Jenni Metcalfe, Bernard Schiele, Toss Gascoigne et Shi Shunke), Science Press, 2006
  • Communicating European Research 2005 (M. Claessens editor), Springer, 2007
  • Communicating Science in Social Contexts (edited by D. Cheng, M. Claessens, T. Gascoigne, J. Metcalfe, B. Schiele, S. Shunke), Springer, 2008
  • Science communication in the world (Bernard Schiele, Michel Claessens and Shi Shunke editors), Springer, 2012



Specifications

  • Publisher
    Springer International Publishing AG
  • Edition
    2
  • Pub date
    Nov 2023
  • Theme
    Nuclear physics
  • Dimensions
    235 x 155 mm
  • Weight
    528 gram
  • EAN
    9783031377617
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Language
    English

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