Transition Talks: Power from Fusion

British Pugwash & IOM3 invite you to attend the brand new Transition Talks series. We kickstart with a lecture & discussion.


Power from Fusion  - why the sudden excitement?

Fusion power has been under intense investigation for decades and yet a practical device capable of generating useful energy has remained out of reach. Now, suddenly, there are  plans for multiple new demonstration plants and talk of fusion-generated electricity production in the 2030s and 40s. How realistic is this?  Might power from fusion help to limit global warming or is it, even after more than sixty years, still too immature to be useful? Professor Sir Ian Chapman is CEO of UKAEA and head of one the world's leading fusion research teams based at Culham near Oxford. He will describe ongoing research into this important topic and plans to turn power from fusion into a reality.


Preliminary Agenda

19:00 – Start of lecture
20:00 – General discussion
20:30 – Close