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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 Scholars’ 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 research.

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


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 Twitter.

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 you.

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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