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

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11/08/2014: Bridging the gap to IFMIF

CCFE is developing a concept for a large neutron source to test materials for fusion power plants.... Read more.

01/08/2014: Professor Bradley Wynne appointed Culham Chair of Materials Technology

Bradley Wynne has been appointed to a new Joint Chair between CCFE and the University of Sheffield.... Read more.

31/07/2014: Fusion at the British Science Festival

Professor Steve Cowley is among the speakers at this year's British Science Festival in September.... 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. >>> Go to the MAST-Upgrade section