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Message posted on 03/05/2021

Symposium 'Fusion Research Through the Eyes of Social Scientists and Humanities Scholars'

                Dear colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to our symposium:

‘*Fusion Research Through the Eyes of Social Scientists and Humanities
*June 18th 2021, 1.30pm – 6pm CET*

The symposium will explore perspectives from the social sciences and
humanities on nuclear fusion research— ranging from the history of fusion
technology to the organisation of big science projects, and from the
techno-economical side of fusion energy to the role of science diplomacy in
fusion research.

We welcome fusion researchers, social scientists and humanities scholars to
join a conversation about what we can learn from each other’s fields and
experiences, and reflect on key discussions within and about fusion

The symposium is centred around seven sessions exploring different
perspectives on fusion research. We are glad to announce the contributions

   - Prof. Dr. Niek Lopes Cardozo, TU/E | *The techno-economic aspects of
   - Prof. Dr. Gregor Schiemann, BU Wuppertal | *Philosophical, historical
   and sociological perspectives on the activities of the LHC*
   - Prof. Dr. Ir. Behnam Taebi, TU Delft | *Nuclear ethics: its past,
   present and futures!*
   - Dr. Mark Robinson, University of London | *Science diplomacy
   perspective on nuclear fusion collaboration*
   - Dr. Robert Bud, Science Museum London | *Public technology and a
   historical perspective on nuclear fusion,* with response from Michiel
   Bron MSc, Maastricht University.
   - Dr. Ad Maas, National Museum Boerhaave | *Archiving and preservation
   of fusion research*
   - Anouck Vrouwe MSc, DIFFER | *Sharing memories: Glimpse into daily life
   at FOM Institute for Plasma Physics*
   - Richelle Boone MSc, Leiden University | *Organizing interdisciplinary
   fusion research*, with response from Prof. Dr. Marco de Baar, DIFFER and

The symposium is free to attend, but please register here

receive the Zoom link. The registration page includes more information and
a detailed programme.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Richelle ( or Michiel (

Please feel free to share this invitation and the attached flyer with your

Best wishes,

Richelle Boone MSc, Leiden University
Michiel Bron MSc, Maastricht University

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