Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

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Headquarters Culham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Key people
Steven Cowley
Parent organization
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE), located at the Culham Science Centre, near Culham, Oxfordshire, is the site of the Joint European Torus (JET), Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST) and the now closed Small Tight Aspect Ratio Tokamak (START).

Since September 2008 the director has been Professor Steven Cowley, and the centre has been engaged in work towards the final detailed design of ITER as well as preparatory work in support of DEMO.

Culham Science Centre[edit]

The centre occupies the site of the former Royal Navy airfield RNAS Culham (HMS Hornbill), which was transferred to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) in 1960. The UKAEA continues to operate the site and is the major tenant.

As well as CCFE, the centre houses the headquarters of the UKAEA, and hosts many commercial and other organisations.

Coordinates: 51°39′32″N 1°13′42″W / 51.6588°N 1.2282°W / 51.6588; -1.2282