Institute of Nuclear Fusion “Guillermo Velarde”

The Institute of Nuclear Fusion (IFN) “Guillermo Velarde” of the Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM) is essentially devoted to Nuclear Research (basic and applied) related to both Nuclear Fusion and Fission are key goals in our program. Most of contributions have been (and will be) developed in Nuclear Fusion as future promising Energy Source, and in particular Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy, where the Institute is unique in Spain in size, personnel and projects (in fact no other than the Institute has a programme in this area of Energy by Laser Fusion). Science and Technology for Inertial and Magnetic development of future Engineering Facilities and Reactors have so many common areas that a general principle of the Institute from the starting of its life has been the very close collaboration with Centres in both initiatives.