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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. Making clean, safe and economical fusion energy available to our society is a grand challenge of 21st century science and engineering. 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

Infinite Mile Award, 2016


Five from PSFC receive Infinite Mile Awards


Dennis Whyte at TEDxBeaconStreet

VIDEO TEDxBeaconStreet: Bringing a Star to Earth for Energy

Our lives revolve entirely around electricity. Dennis Whyte, a professor of nuclear science and engineering, has a vision for how we can consume energy in a cleaner, nearly limitless way. MORE