UKAEA Virtual Open Evening May - JET & MAST Upgrade

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Join the UK Atomic Energy Authority online for a virtual open event to discover how we are creating a star on earth!

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Bringing the power source of the stars down to Earth

Our Virtual Open Events offer you a unique opportunity to see the amazing work we are doing to advance fusion research. You will recieve an introductory talk on fusion energy, followed by a virtual tour of the world’s largest fusion experiment; JET (the Joint European Torus) which is hosted by UKAEA on behalf of EUROfusion.

As well as that, you will also have a virtual tour of either MAST-U (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade), UKAEA's own fusion experiment, or RACE (Remote Handling in Challenging Environments), our robotics centre. The tours are led by engineers and scientists currently working on the facilities – so you are guaranteed a genuine insight into what it’s like to work in fusion.

Bring your questions and curiosity as you discover just how on earth we are creating star-power.


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All information that we hold concerning you as an individual (e.g. your name and contact details) will be held and processed by the organisation strictly in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation. The data will be used by the organisation, only in relation to your visit to UKAEA. We will not supply your name and contact details to any third party except if we are required to do so by operation of the law.

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Who we are

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is a UK government research organisation responsible for the development of fusion energy. Based at Culham Science Centre near Oxford, England, our mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic benefit. Today, we continue to advance fusion science and engineering as the world comes together to build the first power plant scale experiment, ITER, in France. Looking a step beyond ITER, local communities across the UK are being given the opportunity to host Britain’s prototype fusion power plant, STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production), which aims to “pave the way to a limitless supply of low-carbon clean energy” by taming the reaction that powers the sun and stars.


Developing fusion – the ultimate energy source

We are working with research partners and industry around the globe to realise the enormous potential of fusion for generating low-carbon electricity. Increasing demand for energy, concerns over climate change, and limited supplies of fossil fuels mean we need to find new, cleaner ways to power the planet. Fusion – the process that drives the Sun – could offer a virtually limitless supply of energy if mastered on Earth. Bringing it to the electricity grid is one of the toughest challenges in science, but potentially one of the most rewarding.

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