Worth a Thousand Words

A Special Picture

The photographer Christian Lünig talks about a special photo series on nuclear fusion.



During the building phase for the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment in Greifswald, Germany, I was able to get a look at the open stellarator, the nuclear fusion reactor. Using only minimal equipment, I was able to create a special photo series on the topic of nuclear fusion that was awarded a special prize several years ago at the Bild der Wissenschaft (science photography) competition. With my own visual language, I want to get viewers excited about science and technology and lead them to delve more deeply into this thrilling subject matter. Nuclear fusion in particular will be a focus for the future. The striking presentation of scientific subjects makes it easier to access such complex technologies. The current photographs accompanying the construction phase of the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project in southern France (iter.org) therefore have special significance for me. 

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The photographer Christian Lünig’s work includes coverage of the working world as well as the topics of research and technology.