Nuclear Fusion: Has Its Time Finally Arrived?

A panel discussion at the Milken Institute Published on May 2, 2016 Moderator Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Writer, Fortune Speakers Michl Binderbauer, Chief Technology Officer, Tri Alpha Energy Michel Laberge, Founder and Chief Science Officer, General Fusion Thomas McGuire, Research Engineer and Scientist; Compact Fusion Principal Investigator, Lockheed Martin Dennis Whyte, Director, Plasma Science and Fusion … Read moreNuclear Fusion: Has Its Time Finally Arrived?

Fusion: How to Put the Sun in a Magnetic Bottle – with Ian Chapman

By Royal Institution, Jun 8, 2016 Fusion energy has the potential to be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs. Physicist Ian Chapman explores the challenges in nuclear fusion and explains how the international ITER project hopes to demonstrate that fusion energy can be realised here on Earth. Ian Chapman received his MSc in Mathematics … Read moreFusion: How to Put the Sun in a Magnetic Bottle – with Ian Chapman

A Star on Earth

At the Energy Department’s Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, scientists are trying to accomplish what was once considered the realm of science fiction: create a star on Earth. The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) is a magnetic fusion device that is used to study the physics principles of spherically shaped plasmas — hot ionized gases in … Read moreA Star on Earth