International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change
To mark the 2019 International Women's Day, here are some excerpts from the coversation with the women fusion reseachers.
Physicists are not content with things that just look pretty; they need to be useful as well. For example, a ruby such as the one physicist Mark Kempenaars is holding in this picture might be worth £7000, but it is not just for use as jewellery, it can also produce a very short, high-powered pulse of red laser light.
JET and ITER are experiments which are not designed to produce large scale power output for the grid. Construction will probably commence on the first fusion power plants during the 2030s, hence we can only show a schematic here.