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Magnetically confined nuclear fusion: What have we learnt in 50 years?

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19:30 – 20:30 19 Sep 2017
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Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE

Speakers: Anthony Shaw. UKAEA Culham Laboratory

With the world's energy demands expected to continue rising, nuclear
fusion is the subject of intense international research to try and provide a
clean, safe and abundant energy source for the future.

Often described as a 'sun in a bottle', magnetic confinement machines
attempt to do just that, and sustain these fusion reactions to generate
electricity in the future. But how does one build such a bottle? This is the
question that the community has been working on for the best pasts of 50 years and has made tremendous progress.

Covering the basics of fusion and its complexities, we will take a
trip through the challenges faced during the study of fusion all the way to
where we are now and what still needs to be overcome to make MCF a future energy source.

Event type: Event
Organised by: IOP South West
Contact details: Non-members welcome - admission free.

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Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE
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19:30 – 20:30 19 Sep 2017

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