LIVE TELECAST FOR World Children's Day: Unveil the future artificial sun with scientists from China and Russia on November 20!

Science and Technology Daily | IUSTC

2020/11/21 15:57

AsiaNet  86783

 

BEIJING, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

 

An announcement from Science and Technology Daily | IUSTC:

 

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The phrase "energy crises" is no stranger to people. But, how serious are these

crises?

 

Eighty five percent of the energy people use, including coals, fossil oil and

natural gas, comes from fossils. An estimate reveals that humans will face the

exhaustion of coals within roughly 200 years. Also, no more natural gas will be

available to humans in 57 to 65 years. The impending crisis is that all fossil

oil will be used up by sometime around 2050.

 

To make things worse, fossil fuels have led to heavy pollution. The haze is a

glaring example.

 

But, even clean energies, including wind energy, solar energy and tidal

energy,  do not spare humanity worries. Because they are costly and not

power-generative enough.

 

If humans were to find a safe, clean, efficient and inexhaustible energy, would

energy crises disappear?

 

They would! Because there is nuclear fusion.

 

Infinite curiosity, intensive research and scientists' in-depth observations of

the sun, a huge nuclear fusion device in the universe, have revealed to

scientists that the energy of the sun comes from the continuous nuclear fusion

reactions inside it. This brings them to a bold hypothesis: By polymerizing

hydrogen isotopes into helium, inexhaustible fusion energy will be released.

The simulation of the sun's energy production process will gradually make an

artificial sun a creation, rather than an imagination written in children's

rhymes.

 

So, what is nuclear fusion? How do scientists simulate the process in which the

sun generates energy? What difficulties await scientists before an artificial

sun is created? When can we use energy generated from nuclear fusion reactions?

 

As the Sino-Russian year of technological innovations approaches, a surprise

will be given to children in China and Russia on November 20, 2020, the World

Children's Day, as part of the situation-based program on the development of

teenagers' scientific literacy by experts. Scientists from both countries will

be invited to elaborate on the artificial sun and on the hard realization of

controllable nuclear fusion.

 

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The innovations behind the donut-shaped device by scientists from both

countries

 

Tokomak, a donut-shaped vessel realizing controllable nuclear fusion with

magnetic confinement, is the most widely-used artificial sun to date. China and

Russia have long worked and progressed together in nuclear fusion. As a fruit

of the wisdom of the scientists from both countries, Tokomak has witnessed the

friendship between the two countries. Wu Weiyue, a researcher at the Institute

of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, will give a detailed

introduction on T-7, the first superconductive Tokamak device given to us by

Kurchatov Institute after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and tell the

touching stories of cooperation behind it.

 

Tokamak devices were first invented by Moscow-based Kurchatov Institute in the

1950s. We have the privilege to invite Alexandre Yevgenivich Bragov, director

of the National Research Center of Kurchatov Institute, to this session to tell

us about the cooperation between our countries on innovations.

 

Tokamak devices is one of the state-of-art international open platforms among

magnetic confinement-based fusion devices around the globe, and always a

paradigm in international technological cooperation. The scientists from both

countries will also elaborate on the latest advancements in nuclear fusion. The

year 2020-2021 is the Sino-Russian year of technological innovations, and the

first national theme year after the new era of the bilateral relations is

ushered in. It is also a significant strategic move in technological

cooperation for both countries. We believe that the light of fusion will be lit

early with the efforts of the scientists in both countries.

 

EAST, an upgraded Tokamak: One more step to the creation of the artificial sun

 

EAST, The superconductive ring from the east, is the first fully

superconductive magnetically-confined fusion device built autonomously by

Chinese scientists alone. Qian Jinping, deputy director of Tokamak Physics

Laboratory at the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

will unveil the strengths in this upgraded, more powerful version of Tokamak .

The host will also take you to the technicians involved in the EAST project,

showing you how they work the magic.

 

Little question-raisers unveiling the huge device

 

Good questions are starting points to explorations and keys to the doors of

knowledge.

 

Q&A sessions are especially arranged for the teenagers in both countries during

this lecture. "Will this artificial sun explode?" "How does this sun store its

energy?" " Will this artificial sun heat the earth up?" Questions like these

and the interactions between children and the scientists will give a clearer

picture of this huge, mysterious scientific device in adults' eyes, to children.

 

Also, gifts and wishes will be exchanged online between children in the two

countries to make the Sino-Russian friendship last long.

 

Let's unveil this artificial sun together at 14:00 on November 20, 2020!

 

Scan the QR code below and watch the live telecast

 

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