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

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 8 October

The Theatre

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  • The interior of the Joint European Torus (JET)

    The interior of the Joint European Torus (JET)

    Credit: EUROfusion

Price

Standard £12

Concession £8

Associate £6

Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

Ever since it was theorised in 1920, fusion power has offered us the potential of almost unlimited energy. In this joint event with the French embassy, 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 with the Embassy of France in London.

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 l’Institut de Recherche sur la Fusion par confinement Magnétique.

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