15 Apr 2024
19:00  - 20:30

Biozentrum, U1.131, Spitalstrasse 41 CH - 4056 Basel Switzerland

Christlicher Hochschulverein VBG Basel

Public event

Reaching for the stars - our scientific quest for fusion energy

Public Lecture with Prof. Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Stars are powered by nuclear fusion reactions in their incredibly hot interiors. Our human attempts to harness fusion energy on Earth have led us to a deep understanding of the physics of the fourth state of matter, plasma, of which stars and most of the visible universe consists. This presentation will explain some of the science of plasma and the prospects for terrestrial fusion energy, but also address the two major motivations for this and all of science: our wonder and curiosity about the world, and our desire to live well in it.

After the lecture there will be an Apéro.Free entry.

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