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CCFE leads the world in developing fusion power – the ultimate source of electricity.

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the UK’s national nuclear fusion laboratory. We are working with research partners and industry around the globe to realise the enormous potential of fusion for generating low-carbon electricity.

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JET control room
Assembly of the JET tokamak

History

The UK Atomic Energy Authority created Culham Laboratory as a purpose-built home for Britain’s fusion research programme. Officially opened in 1965, it was constructed on the site of a former airfield, Royal Naval Air Station Culham.

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Location

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, about 50 miles west of London and eight miles south of Oxford.

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Visit CCFE

View fusion in action at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy! We run open evenings and open days for the public, and also offer school and university visits.

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Materials testing experiment

Diversity at CCFE

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy embraces diversity and has adopted the principles of the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN charter.

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The Sun Dome

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy’s ‘Sun Dome’ is an exciting science roadshow – taking students in Years 5 & 6 on a virtual journey to the Sun to explore the processes powering our nearest star.

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