News - Fusion

  • Apply now for PhD projects for Autumn 2021 entry!

    In Spring 2020 we were very excited to learn that funding from EPSRC was confirmed for continuation of the Fusion CDT programme. £4.35 million was agreed to fund four student...

  • Congratulations Will!

    Congratulations to Will Trickey, a York Fusion CDT student who successfully defended his thesis at viva in November 2020. Will’s thesis is entitled “Novel Approaches to Indirect Inertial Confinement Fusion”...

  • 16 DECEMBER 2020 – FUSION VIRTUAL OPEN DAY

    Each year the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training collaborates with Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) to organise an open day for prospective postgraduate students. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this...

  • Fusion CDT students present fusion news

    Ella Fox-Widdows, a third year Fusion CDT student (University of Liverpool), recently started working with the Fusion Industry Association presenting fusion news updates. Ella tells us more: “I’m very excited...

  • Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces workshop 2020

    York Plasma Institute (YPI) hosts the ‘Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces’ workshop for two and a half days annually in the summer term (late April /early May). This is our biggest...

  • S4E2 – STEPisode

    UK nuclear fusion energy got a big budget boost last year as designs for a power plant prototype were commissioned – a project called STEP. We sit down with UKAEA...

  • Congratulations Michail!

    Congratulations to Michail Anastopoulos Tzanis, a York Fusion CDT student who successfully defended his thesis at viva in November 2019. Michail’s thesis is entitled “Beyond Axisymmetry in Tokamak Plasmas” and...

  • Congratulations László!

    Congratulations to László Horváth, a York Fusion CDT student who successfully defended his thesis at viva in December 2019. László’s thesis is entitled “Isotope dependence of the H-mode pedestal in...

  • New podcasting kit!

    In April 2019 the ‘A Glass of Seawater’ podcast team won the Rutherford Plasma Physics Communication Prize and in January the team spent their prize money on new podcasting equipment....

  • S4E1 – Laser Fusion Schemes

    A second round on laser fusion energy ignition research! Here we discuss advanced ignition schemes and big laser facilities. We also get to have a closer look at what Phil,...