Fusion energy using tokamaks: can development be accelerated?

Royal Society

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Conference in London on March 26 & 27, 2018

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Colin Windsor FRS, Professor Dennis Whyte, Dr Jack Connor FRS, Dr Melanie Windridge and Professor Guenter Janeschitz.

Fusion power is one of the few options for abundant, safe, carbon-free energy. Steady progress has been made using tokamaks, but the flagship ITER remains years ahead. It is time for a discussion on whether new technologies, techniques and materials, such as high temperature superconductors, spherical tokamaks and composite materials could lead to faster development.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies are available below. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future volume of Philosophical Transactions A.

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17:00 on Monday 26 March 2018. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in the third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and authors’ institutions to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 23 February 2018.

Please include the text ‘Poster abstract submission’ and the meeting name in the subject line. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers’ discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the proposed presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending this event
This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

Free to attend
Limited places, advanced registration is essential
An optional lunch can be purchased during registration
Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes Team

Download the draft programme (PDF, 34.9kb)