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Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training
The Fusion CDT program offers doctoral training from experts in a range of fusion-relevant disciplines: materials science, plasma physics, nuclear physics, technology, laser physics, and instrumentation. (Click to view larger version...)
The Fusion CDT program offers doctoral training from experts in a range of fusion-relevant disciplines: materials science, plasma physics, nuclear physics, technology, laser physics, and instrumentation.
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion, or Fusion CDT for short, is a £8.7 million training program in the UK involving the University of York, Durham University, the University of Liverpool, the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford that will train at least 77 PhD students in disciplines related to fusion energy over 5 intakes (2014-2018).

Students have access to a range of fusion energy facilities across the UK, including the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, the MAST and JET tokamaks at Culham in Oxfordshire, advanced materials research facilities, the Orion laser and high performance computing facilities. International links provide access to many other fusion devices around the world.

Following registration at their host university, students will begin the course by studying a range of modules designed to equip them for PhD-level research. Many of these modules take place at York, and all students will be based at the York Plasma Institute to begin with, but there are also a number of short one-week modules based at the other universities of the CDT.

The combination of world-leading experts and world-class facilities creates an outstanding training environment for the next generation of fusion scientists — the generation who will exploit ITER, NIF and other international experiments to make fusion energy a reality.

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