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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

Outlook towards a commercial fusion reactor

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Guenter Janeschitz
Deputy Head, ITER Central Integration Office

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Alcator C-od, MIT

INTERVIEW

Fusion: The next big thing

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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