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Nuclear Fusion - within our grasp?


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SERMS (Lecture arranged by Retired Members Section).

Date and Time

06 February 2013 - 14:00-16:00


Edinburgh, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


About this event

This event is a talk about Nuclear Fusion entitled "Nuclear Fusion - within our grasp?".  The talk will be given by Dr. Kieran Gibson who is the Deputy Director of the York Plasma Institute at the University of York.

Fusion power offers the prospect of a secure energy supply which is inherently safe, free from greenhouse emissions and potentially capable of supplying baseload electricity production needs for future generations. The technical, engineering and scientific challenges in harnessing fusion energy through magnetically confined plasmas are immense, and this presentation will outline progress towards making fusion power a reality, providing a historical perspective on progress in fusion plasma performance. The talk will provide a forward look at future plans, focussing on the ITER device, the largest fusion energy device ever, currently under construction in the south of France. As well as highlighting the scientific and engineering challenges that must be overcome, the talk will also discuss the economics of developing fusion in the context of other alternative energy sources for the future.


This event is free and open to members and non-members.

Additional information

Please contact Frank McCall for more information.

Registration information

Registration is not required.

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