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Title: Italy in the European Fusion Programme during the 1980s: A Preliminary Overview
Authors: Elli, Mauro
Keywords: European Fusion ProgrammeJoint European Torus (JET)Consultative Committee on the Fusion Programme (CCFP)ENEACNRReverse Field Experiment (RFX)Frascati Tokamak Upgrade (FTU)
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Mauro Elli, “Italy in the European Fusion Programme during the 1980s: A Preliminary Overview”, in Elisabetta Bini, Igor Londero (edited by), “Nuclear Italy. An International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold War”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 77-89
Abstract: Standard narratives of European integration deem Euratom as a failure and an early application of the logic of juste retour. Though this might be broadly correct, there is a major exception, i.e. fusion research. A prominent role in this successful story was played by an Italian physicist, Donato Palumbo, the “visionary father of the European Fusion Programme”, as former JET director Jean Jacquinot put it. The story of the fusion program is deeply indebted to Palumbo’s recollections as presented in a number of occasions since the 1980s. This chapter sheds light on the relevance of the Italian input – more broadly intended – to the European Fusion Programme, viewed as a story of multiple interconnecting layers at the laboratory, national, European, and international levels.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/15327
ISBN: 978-88-8303-812-9
Appears in Collections:Nuclear Italy An International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold War

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