The past, present, and future of fusion energy in Oxfordshire

On Demand (IF 2021)

45 minPWYD

Talk | History, Physics, Technology, Engineering

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) makes Oxfordshire the heartbeat of world-leading research into fusion – a sustainable energy source. Hear about early fusion experiments and the world’s largest fusion device, the Joint European Torus (JET). Learn about the growing UK hub for innovative robotics and materials science, and the teams from across the region and country working together to pioneer a design for the UK’s first fusion power plant, STEP.

Watch the recording of this live public event

held on 21 October 2021 at IF Oxford

Chris Warrick is Outreach and Student Placement manager at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).  After graduating with a degree in Physics from the University of Wales, Chris joined UKAEA at the Culham Science Centre in 1990 working as an experimental physicist on various fusion devices until 2001.  He then joined the Communications team – with particular responsibility for education and public outreach, before leading the group from April 2010, and becoming head of stakeholder engagement in 2020.



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