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IOP’s Schools Lecture – final part

By Lena | 10 Jan, 2011 | 0 Comments
IOP’s Schools Lecture – final part

Our 2010 IOP schools lecturer Melanie Windridge on her tour and fusion physics: Last time we spoke about how the energy of the fusion reaction is converted into electricity by way of a blanket of lithium surrounding the torus.  We also talked about how the lithium also reacts with the fusion neutrons to form tritium, […]

IOP Schools Lecture – part 11

By Lena | 15 Dec, 2010 | 0 Comments
IOP Schools Lecture – part 11

Our 2010 IOP schools lecturer Melanie Windridge on her tour and fusion physics: It’s been a while since my last blog and I’ve been up and down the country, most recently to Swansea.  I visited Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, which was beautiful in the heavy frost. In the last blog we talked […]

New video: Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith on ITER

By Lena | 3 Dec, 2010 | 0 Comments
New video: Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith on ITER

Don’t miss the latest installment in the physicsworld.com Video Series, in which Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, former chairman of ITER’s council, defends “a fusion facility worth building”. A dream for almost three decades, construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is finally getting under way in southern France. This huge multinational project, which is […]

Today’s physics news: Monday, 15 November 2010

By Lena | 15 Nov, 2010 | 0 Comments

A round up of today’s physics news: Huge antenna launched into space, US loses status as a ‘colossus of science’ and fusion project looks for savings.

Fusion – from here to reality

By Lena | 5 Nov, 2010 | 0 Comments
Fusion – from here to reality

Don’t miss the latest installment in the physicsworld.com Video Series, a special interview with David Ward from the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) on how to build a commercial fusion reactor. Fusion – the nuclear process that powers the Sun – has long held promise as a potential source of energy here on Earth. […]

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