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

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16/04/2014: More than a year in Provence

Experts from Culham have had key roles at the ITER project from the start. We spoke to two of them.... Read more.

10/04/2014: Hangout with Steve Cowley for Google Science Fair

On Friday 11 April there's a chance to put questions to our 'starmaker-in-chief' Steve Cowley.... Read more.

09/04/2014: CCFE apprentices continue their winning ways in 2014

Two young CCFE technicians were winners in the 2014 OXETA Apprenticeship Awards.... 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...The making of fusion


CartoonThe story of a JET pulse

In 30 years of operations JET has produced over 80,000 plasma experiments or 'pulses'. Although an everyday occurrence during experimental campaigns, how a pulse is prepared and processed deserves its own special story.

Like all good stories, the story of a pulse has a distinct beginning, middle and end, a strong setting and involves many people; in this case engineers, scientists and computer experts who all have fascinating parts to play. Read article...