Asger at ASDEX upgrade

From PhD student at DTU to postdoc at Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik

Monday 13 Jun 16

Asger Schou Jacobsen describes his years at DTU - PPFE and his current work as postdoc at Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik.

I have conducted all my studies at DTU, first as a bachelor and master student in Physics and Nanotechnology and later as a PhD student at the Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy section. As a PhD student I worked with combining measurements of the fastest ions in a fusion plasma measured simultaneously with several different detectors. Thereby it is possible to obtain a better understanding of the behavior of the fast ions than by analyzing each measurement independently. Since we do not have a fusion reactor in Denmark, I participated in several trips to the tokamak ASDEX Upgrade near Munich in Germany in order to gather experimental data. After my PhD I was offered a postdoc position at the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik in Germany to work at ASDEX Upgrade. I am responsible for one of the detectors measuring the fastest ions and have thus been given the opportunity to use everything I developed during my PhD studies. As the pictures shows, I was recently inside the fusion reactor for the first time in order to calibrate the detector system.