As members of the PSI Programme Committee, we wish to make a personal statement regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine, a member country of the EUROfusion consortium. We are deeply saddened by the events taking place there, by the loss of life, property and livelihood. We offer our sincere sympathy to all those who are suffering. We hope that the war will end quickly and in a way that minimises bloodshed and disruption. With particular reference to this conference, we believe that the current situation is detrimental to scientific progress which, should be open, international and non-belligerent. The PSI conference has been and continues to be a model for this type of positive scientific exchange, which is why we are allowing Russian researchers participation while respecting the rules set by individual governments.
A. Kirschner, S. Krasheninnikov, H. Lee, Y. Marandet, S. Masuzaki, T. Nakano, H. Reimerdes, M. Wischmeier
André Grosman, CEA, Saint Paul lez Durance, France
Marc Missirlian, CEA, Saint Paul lez Durance, France
Yannick Marandet, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France