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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...Sign up for the 2015 Culham Plasma Physics Summer School

Summer SchoolThe 52nd Culham Plasma Physics Summer School is now open for registration.

Lecturers for the Summer School are drawn from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and leading laboratories and university groups in magnetic and laser confinement fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas and low temperature plasmas from the UK and abroad. 

Students must be over 18 to attend the summer school and generally will be in their final year of undergraduate, first year of postgraduate study or at a higher level. >>Find out more and register