Physics and mathematics major William Berdanier has been selected as a Marshall Scholar for 2013 and intends to earn two master’s degrees at Cambridge University through the scholarship. Berdanier is one of 34 scholars from across the nation awarded the scholarship.
The University of Texas at Austin Hosts International School for ITER Experimental Fusion Reactor, May 31-June 4
Students and junior scientists from around the world will gather at the AT&T Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin from May 31-June 4 to attend the first International Summer School to be held in the United States on behalf of ITER, an experiment aimed at proving the viability of fusion as an… » Continue Reading
Nuclear Fusion-Fission Hybrid Could Destroy Nuclear Waste and Contribute to Carbon-Free Energy Future
Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to eliminate most of the transuranic waste produced by nuclear power plants.
The Texas Petawatt laser reached greater than one petawatt of laser power on Monday morning, March 31, making it the highest powered laser in the world, Todd Ditmire, a physicist at The University of Texas at Austin, said.