Imagine holding a lump of jelly - the plasma - with a few pieces of knitting - a magnetic field - and the plasma is ten times hotter than the core of the sun, while the magnets are held within a few degrees of absolute zero, and you have some idea of the materials challenge...
- Mon 30th Oct 2017
Fusion is in many ways the perfect energy source. It is abundant, sustainable, safe and it has minimal environmental impact. We have been able to make substantial amounts of Fusion power (16MW) in JET at Culham laboratory. But we have not yet achieved a self sustained fusion burn. In this lecture, Prof. Cowley will review the challenges and the advances in technology that would help fusion become a commercial technology.
Prof. Steven Cowley, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
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One of the best lecturers I have heard for a long time - enthusiastic, informative, set at the right level. Clear, cogent and comprehensible to the non physicist I now understand more about the subject, the challenges and potential. Thank you.
A superb lecture. Great to hear the state of the art from the leader in the subject.
An absolute model lecture and lecturer. Fascinating and well pitched to the audience.
The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation from a CSAR PhD Student Award winner
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