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WHAT IS FUSION

All about fusion

Fusion is the fundamental source of energy in our universe. It powers the stars and sustains life.

Fusion occurs as two atoms, such as hydrogen, combine to form a new atom, such as helium. As the two atoms join, they release a large amount of energy. In our sun, more than 500 million metric tons of hydrogen fuse each second.

The process of creating fusion reactions on earth is a lot like creating and sustaining an artificial star.

While there are several ways in which this process can be done, each approach requires extremely high pressures and temperatures to recreate the immense forces that sustain fusion reactions in the cosmos.

Scientists have successfully created fusion reactions in laboratory settings for decades, routinely achieving the necessary pressures and temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Celsius to create more powerful reactions over longer periods of time.

Today, scientists, engineers, and researchers study the processes for creating, controlling, and sustaining these fusion reactions.

After generations of research, the global scientific community is on the cusp of harnessing fusion as a nearly limitless, carbon-free, safe, and reliable form of energy to benefit all of humankind.

Fusion is the fundamental source of energy in our universe. It is the process that powers the stars and sustains life.
LEADING WOMEN IN FUSION

Women in fusion

Advancing the science, engineering, and technical knowledge necessary for commercializing fusion energy will require a diverse and inclusive workforce.

As with other technical fields, women in fusion have historically comprised just a small fraction of the research ecosystem.

Too often, women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) face unfair barriers in the workplace, from institutional biases to hostile working environments that discount their contributions. 

As our field continues to grow, the need for inclusive policies and peer support will increase in importance. As leaders in our industry, our goal is to share our experiences and support the next generation of women in fusion.

Women in STEM

WOMEN IN SCIENCE
3%
WOMEN IN TECNOLOGY
10%
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
24%
WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS
10%

Career stories

Aakanksha SAXENA
(ITER Organisation)
I am a nuclear engineer researcher. I have been working in this field for 11 years now and it has been a very interesting and challenging experience. My ambition is...
Joelle Vallory
(Fusion for Energy (F4E))
Joelle Vallory graduated in 1990 in Mechanical Engineering from Universite Technologique de Compiegne- France and obtained a Master of Science in Acoustics and Vibrations from Florida Atlantic University-USA in 1991....
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