Physics colloquium: Recent fusion energy records at the Joint European Torus (JET)

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å4101 and zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64990516252
  • Lecturer: Jacob Eriksson, Applied Nuclear Physics
  • Organiser: Divison of Applied Nuclear Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Contact person: Stephan Pomp
  • Seminarium

Abstract

Fusion energy has the potential to become a safe and low-carbon energy source for our future societies. In recent experiments at the Joint European Torus (JET) in England, a new world record for produced fusion energy – 59 MJ produced during 5 seconds – was recently set. In this talk we will review these results and their implications for future fusion energy research. The role played by Uppsala University during these experiments will also be highlighted.