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NUCLEAR FUSION: AN ENGINEER'S VIEW

Nuclear Fusion: An Engineer's View. That's the title of the Science Exchange talk by Roel Verhoeven, from the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, at 7:30pm  on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

Nuclear fusion has long been a goal for physicists and engineers. The prize of a cost effective energy supply is big, but so are the challenges. In this talk Roel Verhoeven will give a clear overview of what
nuclear fusion is and how it could be achieved. Some of the key challenges and new technologies will
be highlighted.

Roel Verhoeven is a senior design engineer at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. He has worked on JET, currently the largest fusion machine in the world, ITER - soon to be an even bigger fusion machine, and MAST - the UK's newest fusion machine. Prior to his fusion work he worked at a UK
nuclear (fission) power station.

The meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23rd May in Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford. Meetings are very informal. Speakers talk for about half an hour, then there is a break for refreshments before a question and answer session. The support of local company Triaster, Wallingford School and the generosity of speakers ensures that each event is free to attend. Science Exchange, Wallingford, is part of the nationwide Café Scientifique network. << Go Back
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