304 – The Past, Present and Future of Fusion Energy

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Guest: Jason Parisi, Justin Ball    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert

Justin and Jason wrote a nice book on fusion called The Future of Fusion Energy, and this episode is based on this book. We start out by revisiting the breakthroughs that drove progress in fusion over the decades, including understanding stars, the tokamak, superconducting magnets, supercomputers and a number of specific aspects of plasma physics. We then look at the current state of fusion research as well as where it might go.