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IAEA’s fusion ‘Olympics’ goes online – and heads for the UK in 2023

This year’s IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, held this week, reflected the priorities of the new era in fusion energy research. The ITER experiment is fast taking shape in France, private sector investment in fusion is at an all-time high, and…
MAST Upgrade - illustration of the Super-X divertor

MAST Upgrade: the vertical challenge

A new control system on Culham's MAST Upgrade experiment automatically keeps the superhot plasma fuel in check within milliseconds – allowing physicists to carry out key research with the machine’s world-first Super-X divertor system. The divertor region of ‘tokamak’ fusion…
Plasma in the MAST spherical tokamak device

UKAEA completes pilot project with industry to accelerate fusion development

UKAEA and its fusion research arm Culham Centre for Fusion Energy have carried out a pilot project working with five companies to tackle some of fusion energy’s most complex challenges. The initiative, called the ‘Fusion Innovation Challenge’, threw down the…
Artist's impression of H3AT complex at Culham

Contract awarded to design world-first tritium research centre at Culham

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy's operator UKAEA has appointed Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – to help design H3AT, the world’s first centre for researching tritium for use in fusion energy. UKAEA’s Hydrogen-3 Advanced Technology (H3AT) facility…

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Events happening at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and other meetings of interest

6 September, 2021 - 17 September, 2021

Culham Summer School

The 58th Culham Plasma Physics Summer School is open to applications. The school will cover fundamental plasma physics, as well as important topics in fusion, astrophysical, laser and low temperature plasmas. Lecturers are drawn from UKAEA's Culham Centre for Fusion...

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