From its first appearance to power the time-travelling DeLorean in Back to the Future, across a range of blockbuster films in the intervening decades, fusion is a topic that has inspired numerous inventions in science fiction.
Is cold fusion - encountered in The Saint, Chain Reaction and Spider Man II - possible? Could Iron Man's suit really be powered by a miniature fusion reactor? Or will fusion give us new ways to power spacecraft, as we see in Passengers?
Join PhD students from the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of York to explore the facts and fictions behind this exciting technology as they present their popular podcast, A Glass of Seawater.
This is a YouTube Premiere event. You’ll be sent a link to the screening a couple of days before it takes place, as well as a reminder an hour before. You can ask the speakers your questions live in the YouTube chat throughout the stream.
About the speakers
Emma Hume is a PhD student with the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of York. Her project is called “Hot, dense matter creation via ultra-intense laser interaction with novel, structured targets”.
Hasan Muhammed is a PhD student with the Fusion CDT programme based at CCFE. His project looks at using and developing Hermes-2, a plasma edge simulation code, to model turbulent transport in the exhaust region of a fusion reactor.
A Glass of Seawater
A Glass of Seawater is a podcast run by PhD students looking at fusion energy. They talk about what nuclear fusion is, the various approaches on how to make it happen here on Earth and the challenges we are trying to overcome.