Powering the Future is one of the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges Lectures. This lecture was first delivered in 2010. It is aimed at students aged 14 to 16 but will be of interest to other ages.

Powering the future looks at:
* The physics behind fusion reactions that power the Sun.
* How physicists are trying to recreate fusion reactions on Earth at installations such as the JET at Culham.
* The potential for harnessing the energy produced by fusion as an alternative to fossil fuels.

The lecture uses demonstrations to explore the challenges of creating facilities that can withstand the high temperatures needed to create a fusion reaction.

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