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  • 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,...

  • Congratulations Ben!

    Congratulations to Ben Woods, a York Fusion CDT student who successfully defended his thesis at viva in December 2019. His thesis is entitled “Nonlinear wave-particle resonance in deterministic and stochastic...

  • Sam and Bhavin – research trips to San Diego

    Sam Gibson and Bhavin Patel have both recently returned from successful research trips to General Atomics in San Diego. Sam Gibson (a fourth year Durham University Fusion CDT student) was...

  • S3-E8 Superconductors

    Magnets are mission critical to magnetic confinement nuclear fusion energy and find their way into laser fusion too. Understanding the strongest magnetic fields using near-absolute zero temperature materials science would...

  • Editor-in-Chief Choice Award winner

    Congratulations to Phil Bradford who has been awarded the Editor-in-Chief Choice Award in the High Power Laser Science and Engineering journal, for the paper titled “EMP control and characterization on high-power...

  • PhD Showcase Poster Prize Winners

    Congratulations to Sam Gibson and to Michail Anastopoulos Tzanis who both won prizes for their posters at the Culham PhD Showcase event which took place on 22 and 23 July...