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19/07/2016: Close encounters of the MAST kind

It may look like a UFO but it's the latest big component to go into the new MAST Upgrade tokamak.... Read more.

24/06/2016: Statement on EU referendum result

CCFE's operator, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, has responded to yesterday's EU referendum vote.... Read more.

15/06/2016: Culham apprentices win 2016 Brathay Apprentice Challenge

Culham trainees came out top in a competition to find England's apprentice team of the year.... 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 cleaner energy for tomorrow's power stations.

Focus on...Culham Plasma Physics Summer School - 18-29 July 2016

ApprenticeshipsExplore the world of plasma physics with the Culham Summer School. Registrations now open

The 53rd edition of the Culham Summer School takes place this July.

The school provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of plasma physics, together with a broad understanding of its fields of application. Topics cover magnetic and laser confinement fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas and low temperature plasmas. Lecturers are drawn from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and leading laboratories and university groups from the UK and abroad. All are renowned experts in their fields.

For more information and to book your place, follow this link.>>Culham Summer School website