We are excited to announce that we will host a webinar “Faster Fusion through innovations” by Dr Mikhail Gryaznevich who is the founder, the Chief Scientist and a member of the executive board of Tokamak Energy. Tokamak Energy is a private fusion power research company based in the United Kingdom that has built several tokamaks with the aim of reaching commercial fusion power generation.
Date: September 14th, 2020
Time: 11:00-12:30 (CET); connections enabled from 10:30 am (CET) onwards.
On the path to fusion electricity over the past 10-15 years, while the ITER construction has been going on, progress in performance improvements in tokamaks has been rather modest. A possible reason for this is the shortage of ITER-relevant innovations in physics and technology that would be compatible with the traditional approach where the increase in the physical size of the fusion device is considered as the main driver for scientific and technological progress. Innovations are indeed easier to test and use in smaller devices that are also cheaper and quicker to build. The talk discusses such an alternative path to fusion electricity which is based on a compact high-field spherical tokamak approach followed by Tokamak Energy. Among the key fusion technologies discussed are high temperature superconducting magnets and fusion reactor materials.
The link to register to the zoom meeting is here.
The webinar is organized under the auspices of the FusionCAT project with reference number 001-P-001722 that has been co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund within the framework of the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020, with the support of Generalitat of Catalonia.