UKAEA/Women in Nuclear
If you have any friends, collegues or relatives who are curious about fusion energy, please invite them along as well as this event is open to all!
You can watch the trailer of the (U rated) documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeKzQccOngM .
Food and drinks will be available for purchase until 8.30pm at the Nourish café bar located within the Cornerstone Arts Centre. The Arts Centre is within walking distance (5-10 minutes) of the Didcot Parkway railway station and there is plenty of parking available at the adjacent Orchard Centre car park.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Cornerstone!
This event is sponsored by UK Atomic Energy Authority and WiN UK.
About fusion energy
When a mix of two forms of hydrogen (deuterium and tritium) is heated to form a controlled plasma at extreme temperatures – 10 times hotter than the core of the sun – they fuse together to create helium and release energy which can be harnessed to produce electricity.
There is more than one way of achieving this. UKAEA’s approach is to hold this hot plasma using strong magnets in a ring-shaped machine called a ‘tokamak’. The energy created from fusion can be used to generate electricity in the same way as existing power stations.
About Women in Nuclear UK
Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) is one of over 30 international chapters under the umbrella of Women in Nuclear Global. Formed in 2014, WiN UK’s mission is to address the industry’s gender balance, improve the representation of women in leadership, engage with the industry, government and public on nuclear issues and support the industry with tools and information. Several of WiN UK’s charter signatories are located at Harwell, such as Nuclear Waste Services, Magnox and Nuvia.
More information: https://www.winuk.org.uk/ . Social Media:@WiNuclear
About UK Atomic Energy Authority
UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is the national research organisation responsible for the development of fusion energy.
Fusion energy has great potential to deliver safe, sustainable, low carbon energy for generations to come. It is based on the same processes that power the sun and stars and would form part of the world’s future energy mix. Achieving this is a major technical challenge that involves working at the forefront of science, engineering, and technology.
UKAEA’s programmes include the MAST-Upgrade (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) fusion experiment and the JET (Joint European Torus) fusion research facility, operated for scientists from around Europe in Culham, Oxford. STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) is UKAEA’s ambitious programme to accelerate the delivery of fusion energy, with plans to deliver a prototype powerplant producing net electricity in the 2040s in Nottinghamshire.
UKAEA also undertakes cutting edge work with academia, other research organisations and the industrial supply chain in a wide spectrum of areas, including robotics and materials.
More information: https://www.gov.uk/ukaea. Social Media: @UKAEAofficial