ENERGY FROM NUCLEAR FUSION. IS IT POSSIBLE TO IMITATE A STAR?
In collaboration with Euresis Association.
Fernanda Rimini, Researcher, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK. Introduced by Carlo Sozzi, Researcher, CNR Institute for Plasma Science and Technology.
Nuclear fusion is the physical process that makes stars shine. Reproducing and harness this phenomenon is a decisive contribution to the solution of the energy problem on our planet. This is the goal of an effort that has been underway for many years in which the most technologically advanced countries in the world are jointly engaged. In the second half of 2021 at the Joint European Torus, the largest device for the study of nuclear fusion currently in operation, the world record of fusion energy was obtained, confirming the knowledge accumulated over years of experimentation. The difficulties overcome and the progress achieved told by the voice of one of its protagonists of this enterprise will allow us to understand and appreciate the importance and scope of one of the greatest scientific and technological challenges of our times.