Thursday, 22 September 2011

Cold Fusion

This week in physics the class learnt about Nuclear Fission and PET scanning.  
Associate Professor Jamie Quinton discusses his research on nuclear fusion.

We also had a very engaging guest scientist, Associate Professor Jamie Quinton from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Flinders University. He shared his research on nuclear fusion and plasma. Jamie explained nuclear stability and the differences between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. 

He inspired the class to think about our future energy sources; the advantages and disadvantages of using nuclear fusion. Jamie discussed his research and how we need plasma confinement to make fusion happen.

Jamie has a great sense of humour which really inspired you to want to learn more about nuclear fusion and plasma.

The students were given homework to watch the "Back to the Future Triology" taking special note of 'Mr. Fusion'.

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