How to Build a Star on Earth Lecture

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - This event has finished

Lancaster University

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Organiser: Lancaster University
Email: public-events(at)lancaster.ac.uk
Telephone: 01524 510533
Venue: Assembly Rooms, Kendal Town Hall
Address: Highgate
Town: Kendal
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA9 4ED

How to Build a Star on Earth is a Lancaster University public lecture at Kendal Town Hall by Professor Ian Chapman, Chief Executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, who will describe the progress and the prospects for fusion power.

Nuclear fusion is the quest to recreate the power of the stars for almost limitless energy here on Earth. In this lecture you can find out what it takes to reconstruct a star: taming a fuel that is hotter than the Sun; developing materials to handle heat loads higher than a spacecraft re-entering Earth’s atmosphere; and maintaining the device with robots. In 2017 Britain is unveiling its latest 'star chamber', MAST Upgrade, at Culham near Oxford.

Professor Ian Chapman will also describe plans to break the record for fusion power output and work on the ITER international experiment that is under construction in France. Book free tickets here or email public-events(at)lancaster.ac.uk or call 01524 510533.

Professor Ian Chapman

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