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Fusion within our time?


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“Fusion – within our time?” an engineer’s view

Date and Time

25 March 2014 - 19:30-21:15


High Wycombe, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Buckinghamshire local network.

About this event

Robin Stafford Allen works at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) on the mechanical engineering of the plasma-heating equipment for the ITER machine, and the British fusion research effort MAST machine.  Robin joined CCFE in 1992, and has worked in Cryogenics and in the Heating and Fuelling of plasmas on-and-off ever since.
In his talk Robin will look the practicalities of power generation from Fusion Energy during the next 25 years. 
Robin recently spent a sabbatical six years as Director of Engineering for a small tenant company on the Culham site designing and constructing a large 1-metre-bore special superconducting magnet for the AMS-2 experiment (a mass-spectrometer) which was launched on the penultimate Shuttle flight to the International Space Station.


  • Doors open 7 pm
  • Light refreshments
  • Talk starts 7.30 pm
  • Talk finishes 9 pm

Reasons to attend

Hear an expert's view on whether we will get useable power generation from Fusion reactors within the next 25 years

Additional information

Doors open at 7 pm with light refreshments available until the talk starts at 7.30 pm

Registration information

Registration is recommended but not essentia


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