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Published on Aug 28, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. In a lab near Vancouver, Michel and his team are building a prototype fusion reactor that mimics the processes of the sun to produce cheap, clean and abundant energy.
Michel Laberge is a renowned plasma physicist and a pioneer in the research and development of fusion energy. In 2002, he founded General Fusion, which has raised $50 million and currently employs 65 people in Vancouver. The company is viewed as a leader in the pursuit of commercial fusion energy. Dr. Laberge has deep experience in electronics, computers, materials, lithography, optics and fabrication. In his work with General Fusion, he has acquired practical experience in plasma physics and with all modern plasma diagnostic techniques.
Since 2002 Dr. Laberge has been working on the General Fusion project. He has written numerous scientific papers, has been awarded 10 patents, and has nine more pending.
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