Behind-the-Scenes @ the UK’s fusion research centre UKAEA – Culham Science Centre
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is responsible for the UK’s fusion research programme – working to harness the power source of the stars, as a future source of low carbon, safe and abundant electricity here on Earth.
UKAEA researches fusion and related technologies, with the aim of positioning the UK as a leader in developing fusion as a future low carbon source of electricity.
UKAEA manages the UK fusion programme at its Culham Science Centre HQ, near Oxford and a technology centre in Rotherham, Yorkshire. UKAEA scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of sustainable energy for tomorrow’s power stations.
A growing technology programme in areas such as robotics, materials testing, fuel supply and component testing is working with key partners to meet the practical challenges of putting fusion on the grid for future generations.
This exclusive visit for Members included an introduction to UKAEA’s work, and tours of the JET and MAST Upgrade fusion experiments.
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