The board of the Czech Fusion Society gathered for the first time on December 4th at the Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS). The society has been created under an agreement by four founding partners: the Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS, the Řež Research Centre Ltd. (Řež -RC), the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE) of the Czech Technical University (CTU) and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (FMP) of Charles University in Prague. The board discussed the program of activities for 2016, elected Dr. J. Mlynář as chairman for the next two years and decided to welcome another two partners: the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the CAS, and the Institute of Materials Physics of the CAS The Czech Fusion Society was founded for the purpose of fostering cooperation and the sharing of information on fusion research and education. A significant facet of its activity shall be an annual meeting of the partners open to all with the presentation of the latest findings in fusion research in the Czech Republic.
Board of the Czech Fusion Society standing in front of the COMPASS tokamak. From left to right: Ing. Karel Samec (representing Řež-RC from 1 January 2016), Ing. Vojtěch Svoboda, PhD. (FJFI-CTU), Ing. Markéta Kryková (representing Řež-RC until 31 December 2015), Dr. Jan Mlynář, Ph.D. (IPP-CAS), Prof. Dr. Milan Tichý, Dr.Sc. (FMP-Charles. Univ.)