When it comes to finding new sources of energy, the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF) is looking onwards and upwards - quite literally, in fact. The Sun and the stars are powered by fusion energy - fuel formed from the fusion of hydrogen into helium - in a process which the facility hopes to help reproduce here on Earth.
A five year plan was released today identifying how Australia could engage with ITER, the next step fusion experiment, under construction in France. ITER is the world's largest science experiment, and is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion power.
The completion of the EIF Infrastructure Upgrade of the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility was launched at the ANU today. The Facility is the foundation of Australia's fusion science experimental activity.
The Australian Institute of Physics, in association with the Australian Optical Society, invites you to submit an abstract to the 21st biennial Australian Institute of Physics Congress, which will be held at the Australian National University in Canberra in the week December 7-11 in 2014.