Science Exchange Wallingford: Nuclear Fusion: An Engineer’s View: 7:30pm 23 May 2017

Nuclear Fusion: An Engineer’s View: Roel Verhoeven, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Nuclear fusion has long been a goal for physicists and engineers. The prize of a cost effective energy supply is big, but so are the challenges. In this talk Roel Verhoeven will give a clear overview of what nuclear fusion is and how it could be achieved. Some of the key challenges and new technologies will be highlighted.

Roel Verhoeven is a senior design engineer at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. He's worked on JET, currently the largest fusion machine in the world, ITER – soon to be an even bigger fusion machine, and MAST – the UK's newest fusion machine. Prior to his fusion work he worked at a UK nuclear (fission) power station.

Science Exchange Wallingford’s May meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 rd May in Wallingford School Library, St George’s Road, Wallingford. Meetings are very informal. Speakers talk for about half an hour, then break for refreshments and return for a lively question and answer session. They are grateful that the support of local company Triaster, Wallingford School and the generosity of its speakers ensures that each event is free to attend. They are also privileged to be a Café Scientifique. (http://www.cafescientifique.org/).