The summer school is to be held at Culham Science Centre, near Abingdon in Oxfordshire (see map below). Culham was set up in 1960 to provide a centre for research in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, with teams from Harwell and Aldermaston being brought together under the leadership of Sir John Adams.
During this time, Culham quickly gained an international reputation for excellence, and fusion scientists from all over the world continue to work at Culham on many collaborative programmes. The design team for the Joint European Torus (JET) was sited at Culham in 1974. In 1977 it was decided that Culham would host the project, which is the world’s leading fusion experiment.
Culham is also the home of MAST-U, one of the world’s largest projects researching the innovative spherical tokamak concept.