3/03/2021 Staff

Is Clean Fusion Energy Finally Within Reach?

Common Hour - Is Clean Fusion Energy Finally Within Reach?

Colin Windsor
Senior Consultant, Tokamak Energy Ltd.

Prof. Windsor will review the history of fusion energy and the barriers to its widespread commercial use, and then explain the headline-making developments from late 2020. Before then, physicists said that fusion energy was at least 50 years away (and may never be practical). But now, the estimate is *less than five years*. This could be the planet saving technological development for which we have all been hoping!

This event was proposed by Ahmad Barakat ’21 and Tim Bechtel and is sponsored by the Departments of Earth and Environment and Physics and Astronomy.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Common Hour in the Spring semester of 2021 will continue as a virtual event broadcast live via Zoom and YouTube on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

 

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