Luca Ponzio, Daniel Itkis, Johannes Konrad mit Heinz Plöchinger, Geschäftsführer Thyracont

Jugend forscht – Regional Youth Research Competition 2016

For many years Thyracont Vacuum Instruments GmbH is sponsor and in person of the general manager Mr Salzberger juror at the regional youth research competition.
Again this year young researchers of the region were decorated for outstanding projects about metrology. The Messrs Luca Ponzio, Daniel Itkis and Johannes Konrad have built a working Fransworth-Hirsch-Fusor with a lot of engagement and personal contribution with regards to mechanics, electronics and simulation software. It fuses Deuterium into He3. The necessary power is supplied by a high voltage field, the proof of reaction is done with the detection of the neutrons produced. This challenging project also received the regional price in the field of physics. We congratulate on their success.