Episode 2 - The History Of Fusion Research With Dr Stephen O Dean

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Episode 2 - The History Of Fusion Research With Dr Stephen O Dean

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The History of Fusion Research with Dr. Stephen O Dean

Runtime: 22 Minutes

Summary: Since co-founding the Fusion Power Associates in 1979, Dr. Stephen O Dean has been a voice for fusion research in Washington DC.  In this episode, we go through Dr. Deans' career and weave it into the broader story of fusion in America.  We take you back to the 1950's and discuss the roots of this field in weapons research. We touch on both the Atomic Energy Commission and Project Sherwood. We move on to the 1970's, when the cold war and the oil crisis pushed the US to make significant investments into fusion.  Using a 1970's documentary, we touch on the pinch, mirror and tokamak fusion approaches.  We zoom through the Reagan years and the genesis of ITER.  We talk about the cold fusion fiasco.  Dr. Dean discusses his struggles to advocate for fusion research in Washington.  The episode closes by discussing the w7X stellarator.

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