NEWS: Magnetic fusion energy

Silvia Espinosa: On the edge of discovery

Silvia Espinosa is seeking to understand phenomena observed in plasmas that fuel magnetic fusion devices like the Center’s Alcator C-Mod tokamak. 

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Five from PSFC receive Infinite Mile Awards

On May 16, five members of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) community, selected by the Office of the Provost along with the Office of the Vice President for Research, received 2016 MIT Infinite Mile Awards.

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VIDEO: Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion?

PSFC Director, Dennis Whyte spoke at the MIT Club of Northern California — Nuclear fusion is the holy grail of energy generation because by fusing two hydrogen atoms together into a single helium atom it releases enormous amounts of energy, yet represents a clean, safe, sustainable and secure form of power.

Dennis Whyte with BBC Horizons host Adam Shaw.

BBC highlights MIT fusion research for upcoming news program

Host Adam Shaw interviewed PSFC Director and Nuclear Science and Engineering Department Head Prof. Dennis Whyte about the laboratory’s current project, the Alcator C-Mod tokamak, and MIT’s new vision for a smaller, faster, less expensive approach to fusion research.

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