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Wednesday 28 June 2017, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
A free public lecture hosted by Lancaster University
Nuclear fusion is the quest to recreate the power of the stars for almost limitless energy here on Earth. Find out what it takes to reconstruct a star: taming a fuel that is hotter than the Sun; developing materials to handle heat loads higher than a spacecraft re-entering Earth’s atmosphere; and maintaining the device with robots. In 2017 Britain is unveiling its latest ‘star chamber’, MAST Upgrade, at Culham near Oxford.
In this lecture, Professor Ian Chapman, Chief Executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority will describe the progress and the prospects for fusion power including plans to break the record for fusion power output and work on the ITER international experiment that is under construction in France.
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