This service is in BETA
Visit old events site
Event image
Fusion Power – the Era of Burning Plasmas

Clock icon
17:00 – 19:00 13 Dec 2011
Location icon
LR6, Hicks Building,
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Sheffield,
S3 7RH

Speakers: Professor Steven Cowley (CEO of UK Atomic Energy Authority)

In a decade, the international fusion experiment ITER will start operating in the south of France.
This historic experiment will generate up to 500 megawatts of fusion power and provide a proof of principle for fusion energy. Fusion has the potential to provide a large fraction of our energy for millions of years.
I will describe the scientific progress in fusion -- from Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington’s prophetic predictions in 1920 to the remarkable results that have lead to ITER.
There are challenging problems that must be solved to make fusion power a commercial option. I will outline these problems and worldwide efforts to find their solution.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Yorkshire Branch
Contact details: John Williams
Email: j.williams@sheffield.ac.uk

Invite friends
Link copied!
Location icon
LR6, Hicks Building,
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Sheffield,
S3 7RH
Clock icon
17:00 – 19:00 13 Dec 2011
Tag icon

Invite friends
Link copied!
No registration required unless stated otherwise