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Message posted on 10/06/2021

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

                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 – 6.30pm CEST

The symposium will explore perspectives from the social sciences and
humanities on nuclear fusion research — ranging from the history of fusion
technology to the epistemology of fusion engineering, 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 nine sessions exploring different
perspectives on fusion research. We are glad to announce the contributions


   Prof. Dr. Niek Lopes Cardozo, TU/E | Fusion energy: Doable? Necessary?
   Affordable? Wanted?

   Prof. Dr. Marco de Baar, DIFFER and TU/E | Does an independent body of
   engineering knowledge exist? How can we identify it?

   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

   Dr. Matteo Barbarino, IAEA | A brief history of history of nuclear
   fusion research — IAEA’s perspective

   Prof. Dr. Gregor Schiemann, BU Wuppertal | Reflecting Particle Physics:
   On the relationship between the natural sciences and the humanities in the
   research unit ‘The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider’

The symposium is free to attend, but please register here

to receive the Zoom link. The registration page includes more information
and a detailed programme. For the latest updates follow @SSH_Fusion on

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Richelle ( or Michiel ( We
are committed to an open and accessible event and encourage you to contact
us if we can do anything to make participating in this symposium easier for

Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.

Best wishes,

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