Universität Innsbruck

The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and is the biggest and most important research and education institution in western Austria, today comprising more than 28.000 students and more than 4.500 staff and faculty members. Fusion-relevant research started in the 1960ies in the department for plasma physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics. Nowadays research on fusion-relevant topics is concentrated at the Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, with a focus on understanding and control of complex physical interactions. The research areas range from experimental and theoretical basic research to applications, and cover molecular physics, bio physics, nano physics, physical chemistry, environmental physics and also aspects of astro physics, plasma physics and biology.