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

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29/09/2016: Research Software Engineers look to the future at first ever conference

CCFE took part in the first conference of Research Software Engineers this month in Manchester.... Read more.

05/09/2016: Real innovation in a virtual world

Jonathan Naish from CCFE's Technology Department is a winner in the 2016 SOFT Innovation Prize.... Read more.

31/08/2016: Fusion materials modelling moves up a gear

New research gives accurate predictions of how metal components will perform inside fusion reactors.... 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...MAST Upgrade - the UK's new fusion experiment

MAST-UComing in 2017 at Culham:

The Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) facility at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is undergoing a major upgrade that will enhance the UK's role in international fusion research.

MAST Upgrade will advance the spherical tokamak fusion design, aid preparations for the ITER project and test systems for the fusion reactors of the future.

Find out more, get the latest project news and see photographs and videos of the upgrade work.  >> MAST Upgrade web pages