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Nuclear Explained – Is Fusion Energy Possible?

Nuclear Explained

For decades, fusion energy has been a distant dream offering the prospect of almost limitless clean energy. But now with burgeoning private sector involvement and major scientific breakthroughs occuring regularly, it seems like fusion's realization is getting closer than ever. In this episode, experts explain the science behind fusion and the challenges that must be overcome before this source of energy could be powering our homes. 


  • Hyun-Kyung Chung, Head of Policy and Strategy Division at the Korea Institute of Fusion Energy
  • Ian Chapman, CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • Dennis Whyte, Director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

The experts explain the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion megaproject, better known as ITER, and the steps needed to realize fusion energy. The IAEA fosters international collaboration and coordination to help close the existing gaps in physics, technology and regulation and move forward in developing the peaceful use of fusion energy.

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