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3rd Meeting of the 197th Session (2017-2018)

Fusion: power for the future

Dr Declan A Diver

Dr Declan A Diver

Dr Declan A Diver
Reader in Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow

In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 27th November 2017, at 7pm

The prospect of an entirely new, carbon-free, on-demand and virtually limitless energy source has driven fusion research to within touching distance of success. The construction of ITER is the culmination of decades of advance in magnetic confinement fusion, and represents the key transition from research project to fusion power plant. We will explore the concept of a plasma (an ionized gas) and its extraordinary properties and applications (in medicine, biology, surface processing etc) before reviewing magnetic fusion progress to date, in anticipation of the first operational plasma in ITER.

Declan Diver is a plasma physicist at the University of Glasgow, actively researching both low and high energy plasma phenomena, including astrophysical plasmas and plasmas in a fusion context. A fellow of both the IoP and the RAS, he is a founding director of Anacail Ltd, a plasma technology company that exploits low energy discharges for bio decontamination applications

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are served from about 6:40pm onwards before the meetings.
There is a hearing loop in the meeting room and ramped access to the building is available.
Members of the Public are welcome to attend.

Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161