Google and Tri Alpha worked together to improve the execution of plasma experiments and this is a great example of industry expertise being applied to research endeavors. I hope that fusion energy research becomes more open to this kind of partnership. There is a lot of room for materials science to make a splash in fusion.
Reading under dog supervision, all is well. I like that it’s kind of a trippy photo due to the bright light through the window.
Surprised to see that the Physics Today iOS app homepage uses our 2015 article for their example screenshots. That reactor photo with overlaid data is really pretty. You can read the actual article: Keeping Fusion Plasmas Hot
Christmas in July
Inside Science has a new video/interview called The Future of Fusion Energy, and it features some of my colleagues! Bonus: one of them mentions “variable voltage neutral beams,” which is among my favorite projects 🙂
Now that Electric Objects is shutdown, I’m batting .500 in projects supported on Kickstarter.