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MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon, Friday 19 July 2019

MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon, Friday 19 July 2019

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An Open Afternoon will be held at York Plasma Institute, University of York on Friday 19 July 2019 from 1.00 to 4.00p.m. If you think you might be interested in the MSc in Fusion Energy, please book a place and come along to find out more.

Fusion is the process that powers the stars and, in particular, our own star, the Sun. If we can achieve fusion here on earth, then the world's energy problem will be solved. It is not easy though: the fuel has to be contained at ten times the temperature at the centre of the Sun! At this temperature the fuel takes the form of an ionised gas, called a plasma. Understanding how to hold this plasma in these extreme conditions, without damaging the components of the reactor is what fusion research is all about.

  • Our 12-month Masters course provides a firm foundation in fusion physics.
  • It is an ideal course to prepare students for a PhD in fusion energy or for employment in fusion laboratories, and a wide range of other industries.
  • In addition to the lecture courses, you will be introduced to the skills in computational and experimental plasma physics essential to Fusion research (and highly valued in today’s knowledge-based economy).
  • The MSc culminates in a major research project. Projects can be based here at York Plasma Institute or there is also likely to be opportunity to undertake your project at an external organisation, such as Culham Centre for Fusion Energy or Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

The agenda for the afternoon will be as follows:

Time Event
1pm to 1.15pm Introduction from the Course Director (Dr Kate Lancaster)
1.15pm to 2pm Tour of the York Plasma Institute Laboratories
2pm to 2.30pm Sample lecture
2.30pm to 3pm The student experience
3pm to 4pm Coffee, cake and discussions

If you have any queries about the event please contact [email protected].

MSc Fusion Energy Open Afternoon, Friday 19 July 2019

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