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Mission to Moscow: 50 years on

Fifty years ago, five scientists from Culham Laboratory made a trip to the Soviet Union that was to prove a pivotal moment in the quest for fusion energy. Their journey to Moscow's Kurchatov Institute in 1969 confirmed the impressive results…
Nick Holloway
November 22, 2019
JET tokamak News

Record heating power achieved on JET

Record neutral beam powers of 30.8 megawatts were last week injected into a plasma on the JET tokamak at Culham. The new record was achieved during tests preparing the plasma scenarios required for JET's deuterium-tritium experiments in 2020, which aim…
Nick Holloway
November 14, 2019
Artist's illustration of a spherical tokamak power plant News

UK to take a big ‘STEP’ to fusion electricity

The UK is taking a giant STEP towards zero carbon, safe and abundant commercial fusion electricity, with the UK Government committing £220M for the conceptual design of a fusion power station – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). Secretary…
Nick Holloway
October 3, 2019
Made for Space conference News

Fusion: made for space?

This year's Made for Space conference may have been centered on materials for use in Solar System exploration, but the topic of nuclear fusion wasn't a million miles away. Heather Lewtas, CCFE's Joining and Advanced Manufacturing (JAM) Programme Manager, had…
Nick Holloway
July 26, 2019
Ian Chapman, Head of CCFE News

Royal Society award for Head of CCFE

Ian Chapman, Head of CCFE Head of CCFE Professor Ian Chapman has received the Royal Society's Kavli Medal for his contributions to fusion research. Each year the Royal Society – the world's oldest independent scientific academy – awards a selection of…
Nick Holloway
July 18, 2019
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