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Royal Society: Delivering sustainable fusion power

Wednesday 27 Jan 2021
18:00 to 19:00 
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Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Society panel discussion on their YouTube Channel titled "Putting the sun in a bottle: the path to delivering sustainable fusion power"

The Kavli prize lecture 2019 given by Professor Ian Chapman

The imperative to address climate change is only escalating. Fusion – the process that powers the Sun – offers the potential for carbon-free, effectively limitless, continuous electricity, if only it can be harnessed here on Earth.

Professor Ian Chapman and his colleagues are working to make fusion power a reality, and with the advent of ITER, the largest science experiment humankind has ever undertaken, they hope to demonstrate fusion power on a commercial scale.

The UK, as one of the world leaders in fusion, is embarking on the design of a compact fusion reactor to follow ITER which aims to drive down the scale and cost of fusion power, which Professor Chapman will explain and explore during his prize lecture.  

The prize lecture will be webcast live and the video recording of the event will be available shortly after the event.

Attending this event
  • The event will be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on 3 November at 6pm
    The event is free to join, and there is no registration required
    Live subtitles will be available

The award

The Kavli Medal and Lecture is now awarded annually for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment. The medal is of bronze gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £1,000.

Professor Ian Chapman was awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture 2019 for his scientific insight that has illuminated the complex physics of confined plasmas and prepared the way for fusion burn.  

Enquiries: contact the Royal Society Events team

Contact: The Royal Society, (promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe;

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