The UK's fusion
Europe's flagship
research facility
The next step
towards fusion power

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21/11/2014: Professor Steve Cowley appointed Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Steve Cowley, Head of CCFE, has received a Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.... Read more.

19/11/2014: 'Get chartered' says David

CCFE's David Homfray appears in a new Institute of Physics video on Chartered Physicist status.... Read more.

14/11/2014: Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer accolade for Culham

Culham has been recognised in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list for 2014.... 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.

Focus on...Rebuilding the UK's star machine

MAST-UMAST-Upgrade: Creating a world-class fusion device for the next decade

How do you completely rebuild a fusion experiment in 18 months? Find out in our MAST-Upgrade web pages. The project is due for completion in 2015 and you can stay in touch with progress, see photos and videos of the project and explore an interactive model of the new machine's features. >>> MAST-Upgrade pages