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Alcator C-mod Interior from A-Port, MIT

360-degree VIDEO TOUR

Alcator C-Mod 

Take a 360 degree video tour of the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, the fusion experiment at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center.

Dennis Whyte, MIT


Fusion: The next big thing

Dennis Whyte: “The conditions necessary to make fusion power are in hand.” MORE

Adam Kuang, MIT

Connecting with kids at AAAS

On President’s Day weekend the American Association for the Advancement of Science hosted its AAAS Family Science Day MORE

The Sun

The Future of Fusion

The fundamental features of fusion – inexhaustible fuel and large power density – would allow it to provide carbon-free energy at a scale needed to address climate change.  MORE

What is Plasma?

Plasma is superheated matter – so hot that the electrons are ripped away from the atoms forming an ionized gas. It comprises over 99% of the visible universe. MORE

simulation of lower hybrid waves

PSFC Tours

The PSFC is dedicated to teaching science through direct experience, whether it is addressing students, political representatives or the general public. Through demonstrations and tours of working experiments, MIT students and staff share the excitement of plasma research. MORE