Bernard Bigot, CEO of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, dies

Press service of the International Experimental Thermonuclear Reactor (ITER / ITER) project knowledgeable On the death of CEO Bernard Bigot at the age of 72.

The cause of death in the press service was called a long illness.

“Over the past seven years, he has made a great contribution to the development of an international project to create a thermonuclear reactor,” the statement said.

Eisuke Tada was appointed as interim CEO. The press service emphasized that although ITER suffered a great loss, Bigot managed to prepare the top management for project management in recent years.

35 states participate in the creation of an experimental tokamak reactor (tokamak – a toroidal chamber with magnetic coils) ITER: EU countries, as well as Russia, the USA, India, China, South Korea and Japan.

The aim of the project is to prove the scientific and technical feasibility of obtaining thermonuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Source: Gazeta


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