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The Star Builders


Arthur Turrell


Is it possible to build a star on earth?

When asked what problem he hoped scientists will have solved by the end of the century, Professor Stephen Hawking replied 'I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.' But what is nuclear fusion, and could it really be the answer to the climate emergency? Fusion exists already in the stars that fill our universe with light, but can we harness that power here on earth? This is the question The Star Builders seeks to answer.

In his compelling new book, Dr Arthur Turrell makes the case for cutting-edge new techniques in nuclear energy - innovations that would allow us to recreate the power of the stars on our own planet. Filled with the remarkable stories of the scientists and entrepreneurs who have dedicated their lives to a seemingly impossible dream, The Star Builders is an unmissable insight into the future of life - and space - on our planet.

 

Dr Arthur Turrell has a PhD in plasma physics from Imperial College London, for which he won the Atomic Weapons Establishment thesis prize. He is Deputy Director for Research and Capability at the ONS Data Science Campus, as well as a visitor to the Bank of England, the plasma physics group at Imperial College London and the Data Analytics for Finance and Macro Research Centre at King's College London.

Category:  Popular Science
ISBN:  9781474611596
Publisher:  Orion Publishing
On sale:  September 2021
List price:  R355 
Format:  Paperback
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