The UK's fusion
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The next step
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16/07/2014: CCFE shortlisted for National Apprenticeship Awards

CCFE has beaten off stiff competition to be nominated for the Thames Valley regional final.... Read more.

08/07/2014: €283 million contract for operating JET signed

CCFE has signed a contract with the European Commission to operate JET until the end of 2018.... Read more.

30/06/2014: Engineering Masterclasses inspire young students

Local students have been experiencing the challenges and fun of engineering at CCFE.... Read more.

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Welcome to Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, the UK's national fusion research laboratory

Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham is one of the world's leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow's power stations.

Interested in working in fusion research? We're recruiting now – click here to go to our careers page.

Focus on...The making of fusion

CartoonThe story of a JET pulse

In 30 years of operations JET has produced over 80,000 plasma experiments or 'pulses'. Although an everyday occurrence during experimental campaigns, how a pulse is prepared and processed deserves its own special story.

Like all good stories, the story of a pulse has a distinct beginning, middle and end, a strong setting and involves many people; in this case engineers, scientists and computer experts who all have fascinating parts to play. Read article...