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

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23/10/2014: Final year project wins award for Dominic

Culham Apprentice Graduate Dominic Callaghan has been given an HND award by the IED.... Read more.

16/10/2014: LEGO scientists take over JET

What happens at JET when experiments have finished for the night? More than you might think...... Read more.

10/10/2014: EUROfusion launches a new era for fusion in Europe

EUROfusion, the European consortium for the development of fusion energy, has been launched.... 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...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