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29/04/2016: WEST learn from the best

A team from France’s new fusion project WEST visited JET to get expert advice from CCFE engineers.... Read more.

13/04/2016: Independent review backs ‘world class’ UK fusion programme

An EPSRC-commissioned review of UK nuclear fission and fusion research has recently been published.... Read more.

08/04/2016: National award for fusion film

A video featuring a young CCFE engineer has won a prize at the Bristol Science Film Festival.... 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...Culham Plasma Physics Summer School - 18-29 July 2016

ApprenticeshipsExplore the world of plasma physics with the Culham Summer School. Registrations now open

The 53rd edition of the Culham Summer School takes place this July.

The school provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of plasma physics, together with a broad understanding of its fields of application. Topics cover magnetic and laser confinement fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas and low temperature plasmas. Lecturers are drawn from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and leading laboratories and university groups from the UK and abroad. All are renowned experts in their fields.

Reduced rate 'early bird' registration is open until 1 May. For more information and to book your place, follow this link.>>Culham Summer School website