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PARIS (AP) — Bernard Bigot, a French leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy, has died. He was 72.
The organization behind the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, said Bigot died Saturday from an unspecified illness. The organization’s director general since March 2015, Bigot was approaching the midway point of his second term, due to end in 2025.