Nuclear Fusion: Building a Tokamak

Nuclear fusion is the process which powers the sun, but can we harness it on Earth? Magnetically confined fusion has been under experimental development since the 1960s, with improvements happening faster than Moore's Law for computer chips. In this lecture, the foremost design of fusion reactor – the Tokamak – will be explained and features of the two fusion reactors located just south of Oxford in Culham – the UK-owned MAST and the European-owned JET will be explored.

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Scotland Branch Young Speakers' Competition

Give a 10-minute talk on a topic of your choice related to nuclear energy and you could win up to £300 and a place in the National Final!

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