• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Professor Howard Wilson, University of York

    The experimental nuclear fusion reactor ITER, built in southern France by scientists and engineers from 35 countries, will begin operating in the mid-2020s. It will be the first fusion device to produce net energy, taking fusion energy much closer to commercial reality.

    How can the power of nuclear fusion be harnessed at the commercial level? What challenges remain for scientists and engineers to solve? Might we be getting our electricity from fusion sooner than previously thought?

    Howard Wilson is Professor of Physics at the University of York where he specialises in the theory of fusion plasmas and magnetic confinement fusion. He will speak about how nuclear fusion can be commercially harnessed in the near future, rather than forever being a hypothetical and distant prospect.