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Physics Colloquium: Prof. Steven Cowley
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 04:00pm

Prof. Steven Cowley, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

"Bringing Down the Cost and Scale of Fusion Energy"

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45pm in RLM 4.102

Abstract: The National Academy has recently called for the US to adopt a strategy to produce fusion electricity from a compact pilot plant by mid-century.  This approach requires innovations in technology (e.g. superconducting magnets and power handling systems) and innovations in physics.  I will introduce the key concepts in fusion, the issues that challenge the current program and, recent experimental progress.  I will also discuss the path to deliver the National Academy’s vision.


Location: John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102)