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

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15/01/2019: Rainy days helping to bring the Sun to Earth

The British weather has inspired a new theory that could improve the performance of fusion devices.... Read more.

11/01/2019: A chance encounter and carpe diem lead to Indian school outreach

A Culham engineer gave a fusion talk at an Indian school after a chance conversation on a plane.... Read more.

06/12/2018: Simulation tool reveals stunning images of JET during a plasma

How would a tokamak look if you could see all the way through to the hot plasma inside it?... 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...Visit the hottest place in the Solar System!

UKAEA ChairFind out how we are bringing the stars to Earth for clean energy – visit Culham on one of our open evenings or open days.

We offer free tours of the JET and MAST Upgrade fusion experiments led by our scientists and engineers, with an introductory talk about fusion energy.

To see available dates for forthcoming events, and to book places >> Go to the Visit CCFE page