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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technologly of Fusion Energy

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technologly of Fusion Energy
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United Kingdom

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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technologly of Fusion Energy

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English


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S3-E7 Fusion Energy: Nuclear Waste Not, Want Not?

6/27/2019
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Nuclear energy expertise from fusion and fission combines in this episode to talk about the nuclear waste from fusion reactor designs. Where does it come from? How do we avoid... The post S3-E7 Fusion Energy: Nuclear Waste Not, Want Not? appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:29:41

S3-E6 A Day in the PhD Life

6/11/2019
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Most of us have an impression of what student life is like but maybe not that of a PhD student. This episode we have Sam, Helen, Tiantian and Emma to... The post S3-E6 A Day in the PhD Life appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:30:48

S3E5 – Plasma Thrusters for Space

4/3/2019
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How can we use plasma jets for propulsion? Scott’s been working on using fusion fuel as rocket technology for cubesats (satellites). We talk about Hall effect and photon thrusters too.... The post S3E5 – Plasma Thrusters for Space appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:30:56

S3E4 – Jim Al-Khalili SciComm Special

2/11/2019
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For our anniversary episode we sat down with Prof Jim Al-Khalili! We talked about science communication (scicomm) with him and Dr Lancaster – their motivation, experiences and how to talk... The post S3E4 – Jim Al-Khalili SciComm Special appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:40:45

S3E3 – A Glass of Seawater?

1/17/2019
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If you’ve been wondering why would we call ourselves a glass of seawater, you’re in for a treat. Today Bhavin, Tom and Michail discuss how much fuel for the fusion... The post S3E3 – A Glass of Seawater? appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:25:44

S3E2 – Nobel Prize: CPA explained

11/21/2018
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This time Will, Charlie, Kate and newcomer Chris M have gathered to talk about this year’s Nobel Prize Winner: Chirped Pulse Amplification. We break down exactly what this technological breakthrough... The post S3E2 – Nobel Prize: CPA explained appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:28:16

S3E1 – The basics of high power lasers

11/21/2018
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Newcomers Chris and Sarah join Bhavin and Will to talk about lasers and the technology that goes into them. Also why lasers are so important and a brief look into... The post S3E1 – The basics of high power lasers appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:43:54

S2E4 – 99 Percent of Nearly Everything

10/9/2018
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The last glass in our set: what can we do with plasma besides fusion energy? The answers will include fundamental physics, manufacturing, medicine and space tech… and we’re just getting... The post S2E4 – 99 Percent of Nearly Everything appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:44:11

S2E3 -Blood, Sweat and Materials Science

8/20/2018
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Never mind the seawater. Today it’s all about the glass and its materials. What happens in the challenging environments of a fusion reactor? Does the glass even exist yet? And... The post S2E3 -Blood, Sweat and Materials Science appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:36:52

S2E2 – Now for Something Completely Laser

5/31/2018
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This time our glass is positively effervescent – filled with High Energy Density Physics. To Will’s delight, we finally recorded an episode on laser fusion. In this episode we give... The post S2E2 – Now for Something Completely Laser appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:28:59

S2E1 – Talk-o-mak

4/25/2018
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We’re back! New glass, same seawater. A neat trick if you think about it. We’re kicking off with the favourite glass – favourite to win that is. This episode is... The post S2E1 – Talk-o-mak appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:33:25

LIVE!

4/9/2018
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Our launch party (coinciding with British Science Week 2018) included this episode recorded in front of a live public audience. We discuss 30 years of fusion progress – the things... The post LIVE! appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:43:28

S1E4 – More Knowledge is More Power

3/12/2018
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Ok this one’s ended up a tall glass so we’re continuing where we left off – talking about the serious side of working with nuclear things. How we’re going to... The post S1E4 – More Knowledge is More Power appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:18:12

S1E3 – Knowledge is Power

3/12/2018
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We stirred into this glass all the extra garnish that make nuclear physics knowledge useful! We get strict about criteria and chat about the bottom line(s) for harnessing energy. How... The post S1E3 – Knowledge is Power appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:29:34

S1E2 – Fusion?

3/12/2018
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Into this glass we poured everything we know about nuclear physics – the processes and demands of nuclear fusion in nature. Barely enough for a meniscus, so we did some... The post S1E2 – Fusion? appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:39:41

S1E1 – Genesis

3/9/2018
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This glass is brimming with introductions. To us, to our work-home and our research. Something about a bear fighting a gorilla marks our first distraction! The post S1E1 – Genesis appeared first on Fusion CDT.

Duration:00:28:13