Castor gathers the activities in numerical simulation of fusion plasmas with the activities in control and optimisation done in the laboratory Jean-Alexandre Dieudonn´e of the University of Nice.

The main objective of the Castor team is to contribute to the development of innovative numerical tools to improve the computer simulations of complex turbulent or unstable flows in plasma physics and to develop methods allowing the real-time control of these flows and the optimisation of scenarios of plasma discharges in tokamaks.

Castor is a common project between Inria ( and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and CNRS through the laboratory Jean-Alexandre Dieudonn´e, UMR UNS-CNRS 7351, (


Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné FCM-FR Fédération de Recherche Fusion  par Confinement Magnétique – ITER: FR-FCM INRIA Action d’envergure fusion Tore Supra Institut de Recherche sur la Fusion Magnétique (IRFM) – CEA JET JET (Joint Europea Torus) – EFDA ITER ITER Agence ITER France ITM Integrate Tokamak Modelling …