Nuclear Fusion: The Race to Build a Mini-Sun on Earth

My first solo popular science book Nuclear Fusion: The Race to Build a Mini-Sun on Earth was published by Icon Books on September 1st 2022. Read more about the book on the publisher’s website. Buy a copy on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Icon Books’ Description:

Could the Sun hold the key to a future of clean energy?

Since the 1950s, scientists have attempted to harness nuclear fusion – the process that creates the Sun’s energy – to generate near-limitless amounts of electricity.

But the fact that we still have no fusion power plants is testament to the complexities of the challenge. Now, the deepening climate crisis means that researchers around the world are in a race to create a mini-Sun here on Earth. The glittering prize is an energy source that emits no greenhouse gases and could solve energy equity and supply issues at a stroke.

Sharon Ann Holgate, a former Young Professional Physicist of the Year, tells the compelling story of the ongoing scientific quest for a revolutionary new era of green energy production.