11: The Quest for Nuclear Fusion


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Cheap, clean and bountiful: When talking energy, those three adjectives used in harmony describe the holy grail for every consumer — whether commercial, individual or government. But while “clean” or “green” may conjure images of wind, air or water for many, Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory research physicist Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi thinks of a different reaction: nuclear fusion. Dr. Ebrahimi joins the pod to talk about her work to isolate and replicate this explosive reaction found on the sun so we might one day mass produce fusion devices to provide an endless supply of cheap, clean energy for the entire planet.

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