This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 26th Apr 2019
A panel of energy experts discusses the future of nuclear fusion and solar power, following a screening of the documentary 'Let There Be Light'.
Clean, safe and unlimited power has been an obsession of scientists and inventors for centuries, and an underlying preoccupation for our society as a whole. Since the 1940s, when we first understood how the Sun creates energy, nuclear fusion has been energy’s Holy Grail. But could we now be on the brink of at last producing an ‘artificial Sun’ here on Earth?
For decades, fusion has been delayed and thwarted by failure, miscalculation, fraud and politics. But today it is being pursued with a renewed zeal, mostly because we have never needed it as much as we do now. Thirty-seven countries are currently collaborating to build the biggest experiment ever, ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), to prove that fusion is viable.
'Let There Be Light' (15) chronicles the work of the passionate scientists who are struggling to make the breakthrough that could alter the course of human history.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-04-26 2019-04-26 Europe/London Let There Be Light (15) + Panel Discussion A panel of energy experts discusses the future of nuclear fusion and solar power, following a screening of the documentary 'Let There Be Light'. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/04/26/let-there-be-light-15-panel-discussion-198023 Science Museum,Exhibition Road, London, London,