Within minutes, the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown on March 11, 2011, brought an unprecedented wave of death, displacement, and destruction to Japan.
National Academies study says fusion can help decarbonize US energy, calls for public-private approach to pilot plant operation by 2035-40.
MIT’s Erica Salazar shows that faster detection of thermal shifts can prevent disruptive quench events in the HTS magnets used in tokamak fusion devices.
Wide-ranging contributions over a span of seven decades advanced nuclear waste disposal and fuel cycle development.
Researchers show that deep reinforcement learning can be used to design more efficient nuclear reactors.
Analysis points to ways engineering strategies could be reimagined to minimize delays and other unanticipated expenses.
Oklo’s team is using a startup mindset to build novel reactors while meeting federal regulations.
Far from MIT, nuclear science and engineering students take ownership of projects and explore new terrain.