Last Thursday, Year 3 science students visited KTB for an interesting and relevant visit as they finish their Physics course.
The purpose of this study trip was for students to see one of the most progressive and highly technological applied area of physics research.
The research being made at Alfvén laboratory is a part of a multinational (USA, Russian, EU, India, South Korea, and more), multi-million dollar project, ITER. ITER is a large-scale scientific experiment that aims to demonstrate the technological and scientific feasibility of fusion energy. This project is trying to develop production of electricity in the same way as produced by the sun, through fusion fuels. This is an energy source with unlimited potential.
Students were able to tour the facility and ask questions. Great way to see “real” physics.