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

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28/11/2014: Seeing stardust at the nanoscale

Take a voyage into stardust with the help of CCFE's Scanning Electron Microscope.... Read more.

27/11/2014: Daniel Clery talks 'A Piece of the Sun'

Science writer Daniel Clery visited Culham to talk about his history of fusion, A Piece of the Sun.... Read more.

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.

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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