4th February 2008 – Bringing Nuclear Fusion Down to Earth

Chris Carpenter and Chris Warrick from Culham, the UK’s primary Fusion Research Centre helped us look into Nuclear Fusion (using the same processes that make the sun hot to create electricity on earth). Apart from the difficulties in creating a mini sun on earth, if you did it what sort of container would you put it in. If it can be done commercially, the oceans are full of the deuterium fuel and we would have unlimited “clean ” energy forever.

The two Chrises got super ratings in addressing a record attendance of 97 people without microphones or slides (the sockets had fused in the venue). Surprisingly, the size of the audience did not dampen down the enthusiasm in the discussion. Well done, guys!

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