Event name: The latest developments in fusion energy

Location: The Royal Institution, or online

Time: Friday 2 February, 7.00pm – 8.30pm BST/GMT

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The Royal Institution in collaboration with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) are hosing an event looking at the latest developments in fusion energy and its implication to our wider society. Join a distinguished lineup of experts as they delve into the heart of fusion research, and the groundbreaking discoveries in this leading-edge field.

The panel:

Fernanda Rimini, a trailblazer from the UKAEA, will offer a glimpse into the inner workings of the Joint European Torus (JET), the world’s most advanced magnetic confinement fusion experiment. She will illuminate the remarkable strides made in plasma physics and fusion energy generation.

Pietro Barabschi, Director of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) organization, will take us on a journey through the heart of this monumental international fusion project, considering the scientific challenges that come with replicating the fusion processes of our sun here on Earth.

Tammy Ma, a plasma physicist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), will unveil the astounding ongoing experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) which are bringing us closer to the dream of virtually limitless clean energy.

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