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Putting the sun in a bottle: the path to delivering sustainable fusion power

Prize lecture


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The Kavli prize lecture 2019 given by Professor Ian Chapman.

Inside JET, currently the world’s largest fusion experiment. Credit Eurofusion

The imperative to address climate change is only escalating. Fusion – the process that powers the Sun – offers the potential for carbon-free, effectively limitless, continuous electricity, if only it can be harnessed here on Earth.

Professor Ian Chapman and his colleagues are working to make fusion power a reality, and with the advent of ITER, the largest science experiment humankind has ever undertaken, they hope to demonstrate fusion power on a commercial scale.

The UK, as one of the world leaders in fusion, is embarking on the design of a compact fusion reactor to follow ITER which aims to drive down the scale and cost of fusion power, which Professor Chapman will explain and explore during his prize lecture.  

The prize lecture will be webcast live and the video recording of the event will be available shortly after the event.

This event was originally scheduled for 29 April 2020.

Attending this event

  • This lecture will be broadcast live on Zoom Webinar on 27 January at 6.30pm GMT. The event will be recorded (including the live Q&A) and the recording will be made available on YouTube soon after the event
  • The event is free to join. Advance registration required.
  • Live subtitles will be available

The award

The Kavli Medal and Lecture is now awarded annually for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment. The medal is of bronze gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £1,000.

Professor Ian Chapman was awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture 2019 for his scientific insight that has illuminated the complex physics of confined plasmas and prepared the way for fusion burn.  

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Putting the sun in a bottle: the path to delivering sustainable fusion power

Kavli Prize Lecture delivered by Professor Ian Chapman.

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