Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces Workshop 2018
The annual Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces workshop took place at York Plasma Institute from 30 April to 4 May 2018. This workshop explores the frontiers of fusion research and the...
S2E1 – Talk-o-mak
We’re back! New glass, same seawater. A neat trick if you think about it. We’re kicking off with the favourite glass – favourite to win that is. This episode is...
Researching for Welsh Assembly Members: My EPSRC Internship
Robert Abernethy, a fourth year Fusion CDT student based at University of Oxford, reports on his recent internship: I recently spent three months away from my DPhil on materials for...
Our launch party (coinciding with British Science Week 2018) included this episode recorded in front of a live public audience. We discuss 30 years of fusion progress – the things...
Thirteen Fusion CDT students and six supervisors travelled to South Korea in February 2018 to attend a collaboration kick-off meeting on research relating to KSTAR (Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research)....
Congratulations to Matt Thomas a York CDT student, who successfully defended his thesis at viva in March 2018. His thesis is entitled “3D full wave modelling of microwave interactions with plasma...
S1E4 – More Knowledge is More Power
Ok this one’s ended up a tall glass so we’re continuing where we left off – talking about the serious side of working with nuclear things. How we’re going to...
S1E3 – Knowledge is Power
We stirred into this glass all the extra garnish that make nuclear physics knowledge useful! We get strict about criteria and chat about the bottom line(s) for harnessing energy. How...
S1E2 – Fusion?
Into this glass we poured everything we know about nuclear physics – the processes and demands of nuclear fusion in nature. Barely enough for a meniscus, so we did some...
S1E1 – Genesis
This glass is brimming with introductions. To us, to our work-home and our research. Something about a bear fighting a gorilla marks our first distraction!