News - Fusion

  • Rutherford Plasma Physics Communication Prize

    In April, the Fusion CDT supported ‘A Glass of Seawater’ podcast won the Rutherford Plasma Physics Communication Prize for its success in bringing plasma physics to new audiences. The prize...

  • First annual prizes awarded during Fusion Frontiers Week 2019

    The annual Fusion Frontiers and Interfaces workshop took place at York Plasma Institute from 29 April to 3 May 2019. This workshop explores the frontiers of fusion research and the...

  • S3-E6 A Day in the PhD Life

    Most of us have an impression of what student life is like but maybe not that of a PhD student. This episode we have Sam, Helen, Tiantian and Emma to...

  • PhD Opportunities in Fusion

    The University of York is recruiting now for Sept 2019 entry with two funded four year PhD studentships available within the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training (Fusion CDT): • Performance-limiting...

  • Congratulations Ellie – a 2019 EPS PPD PhD Research Award winner!

    Congratulations to Ellie Tubman who has been selected as one of the 2019 winners of the EPS Plasma Physics Division PhD Research Award. Ellie’s thesis was entitled ‘Magnetic field generation...

  • S3E5 – Plasma Thrusters for Space

    How can we use plasma jets for propulsion? Scott’s been working on using fusion fuel as rocket technology for cubesats (satellites). We talk about Hall effect and photon thrusters too....

  • Application deadline coming up….

    The first application deadline for plasma strand Fusion CDT projects for 2019 entry is coming up on Friday 22 March 2019. For materials strand projects please contact the relevant university...

  • Congratulations!

    Congratulations to the following Fusion CDT students who have recently successfully defended their theses at viva: Fred Thomas – a University of York student supervised by Dr John Pasley and...

  • LGBTSTEMinar 2019

    Andrew Malcolm-Neale, a third year Fusion CDT student based at University of York, tells us more about his recent attendance at the LGBTSTEMinar 2019: “A national, inter-disciplinary, one-day gathering of...

  • S3E4 – Jim Al-Khalili SciComm Special

    For our anniversary episode we sat down with Prof Jim Al-Khalili! We talked about science communication (scicomm) with him and Dr Lancaster – their motivation, experiences and how to talk...