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Dennis Whyte, MIT

INTERVIEW

Fusion: The next big thing

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

Joe Paradison, MIT

OUTREACH
Spinning data into sound

A modular synthesizer translates data from the Alcator C-Mod tokamak into artful sound.

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.

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. 

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.

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