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Physics Challenges on the Road to Fusion Energy

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18:00 – 20:00 15 Dec 2016
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Cavendish Lecture Theatre, Faraday Lecture Theatre Complex, Lancaster University, LA1 4YW

Speakers: Prof Howard Wilson (York)

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED
from 7 December to 15 December 2016

With clear evidence that the world is getting warmer, a sustainable solution to energy production without greenhouse gas emissions is more important than ever. Fusion energy could meet this need, but there remain a number of research challenges that must be addressed. This talk will discuss some of these, and how we are meeting them.

With the construction of ITER in the South of France, fusion energy is taking a significant step forward. In particular, ITER is designed to demonstrate fusion power production ten times greater than the power used to heat the fuel to fusion conditions. In this talk, we will explore some of the physics issues that are being addressed in advance of first operation of ITER, and some of the key questions on the road to fusion energy that ITER is designed to address. If successful, research on ITER will show the way to the first demonstration fusion power plants, and the huge benefits they will bring.

Talk begins at 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP Lancashire and Cumbria Branch
Contact details: Dr Christopher Bowdery
lancashireandcumbria@physics.org

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18:00 – 20:00 15 Dec 2016
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