Two weeks ago I explored the first of the two major approaches to nuclear fusion, magnetic confinement fusion. Today I return with the second approach, arguably less technologically impressive – inertial confinement fusion. It uses lasers though. Who doesn’t love lasers?
Perhaps you’ve been working for a long period of time and you’re suddenly craving some nuts. Oh, how convenient, there happens to be a container of mixed nuts next to you. But as you open the lid, you make a horrifying discovery – all those large, pesky Brazil nuts have wormed their way to the top (unless you love Brazil nuts in which case it will be a more pleasing discovery).
Last week Yanhao and myself had the honour of being able to visit the CERN facilities in Geneva, Switzerland. It cern-tainly wasn’t just an excuse to go eat lots of fondue. Or make
terrible amazing puns.
If there’s anything that physicists love, it’s obeying laws.