A fusion powered future: JET, ITER and the way to new energy


Ever since it was theorised in 1920, fusion power has offered us the potential of almost unlimited energy.

In this joint event with the Royal Institution, Steve Cowley will tell us about his work as Director of Culham Centre for Fusion Energy – which hosts Europe’s JET device, the world’s largest magnetic confinement plasma physics experiment. Alain Bécoulet will then talk about the new ITER machine in France, designed to be the bridge between experimental reactors and full scale fusion power plants.

This event is organised in partnership between the Embassy of France in London and the Royal Institution.

About the speakers:

Steve Cowley is Professor of Plasma Physics at Imperial College London as well as the CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).

Alain Bécoulet is Head of Institut de Recherche sur la Fusion par confinement Magnétique.

Venue: Thursday 8th October, 7.00-8.30 pm, The Royal Institution (The Theater). To register, click here.

Published on 09/10/2015

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