Advances in Nuclear Fusion

  • Machine Learning

  • Image Processing

Mentors :

  • Jai Israni

Mentees :

  • 11

Researches now believe that nuclear fusion is the best possible energy alternative to fight climate change, having the capacity to produce huge amounts of energy from handful of seawater. Yes, the same process that powers the Sun and stars. Various nations and billion dollar companies are already on the run supporting research in this field. Tokamaks and stellarators are two kinds of fusion reactors among others in the present day. Through this project I hope to motivate young to-be engineers and scientists to contribute and fight for the global cause, revealing to them the potential of nuclear power through news articles and research papers.
The final goal is to be able to reproduce graphs in articles with high accuracy and summarise the scientific and technological strides in Nuclear Power through Nuclear fusion. Gaining experience in this kind of plotting will help you in innumerable tasks when you are analysing any research paper involving data analysis and plotting. Topics will glide on the borderline of fusion theory and experiment. You will be guided in both Python and MATLAB, using either or both depending on the available datasets. Additionally, you might also end up learning some SQL.

Tentative Timeline :

Week Number Tasks to be Completed
Week 1-2-3 Python basics and plotting, Nuclear Energy,Nuclear fusion, MATLAB
Week 4-5 Magnetohydrodynamics
Week 6-7 Research papers, plasma technologies