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'Fusion in a Beer Can' is talk topic, April 24

"Fusion in a Beer Can" is the title of a talk to be presented by Richard Siemon, head of the fusion energy research program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in 105 Computer Science Building.

Five years ago, Russian and U.S. scientists initiated a startling collaborative endeavor to meld two fusion approaches, magnetic and inertial, into a single one with the potential for developing a more affordable and practical fusion power plant. Siemon leads the U.S. effort, based on a Los Alamos technology called magnetized target fusion. Part of the hybrid method involves inserting plasma into a metal tube the size of a beer can.

Siemon's talk is part of the Plasma Science and Technology Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series sponsored by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and the School and Engineering and Applied Science.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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