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  • S3E2 – Nobel Prize: CPA explained

    This time Will, Charlie, Kate and newcomer Chris M have gathered to talk about this year’s Nobel Prize Winner: Chirped Pulse Amplification. We break down exactly what this technological breakthrough...

  • S3E1 – The basics of high power lasers

    Newcomers Chris and Sarah join Bhavin and Will to talk about lasers and the technology that goes into them. Also why lasers are so important and a brief look into...

  • S2E4 – 99 Percent of Nearly Everything

    The last glass in our set: what can we do with plasma besides fusion energy? The answers will include fundamental physics, manufacturing, medicine and space tech… and we’re just getting...

  • S2E3 -Blood, Sweat and Materials Science

    Never mind the seawater. Today it’s all about the glass and its materials. What happens in the challenging environments of a fusion reactor? Does the glass even exist yet? And...

  • S2E2 – Now for Something Completely Laser

    This time our glass is positively effervescent – filled with High Energy Density Physics. To Will’s delight, we finally recorded an episode on laser fusion. In this episode we give...

  • 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...

  • LIVE!

    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...

  • 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...