#006 – Atomic Physics, Collision Theory and Nuclear Fusion

Mark - Nuclear Fusion

Mark Zammit is an atomic physicist currently working on the Tokamak, an experiment aimed to become the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor to provide a net power output. Mark graduated from Curtin University, Perth, with a PhD in Physics and with the ‘ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year Award’.

Mark conducted his PhD on Collision Theory – The modelled probability of electron and positron collisions from simple molecules. This may be an abstract subject for some but the applications for his research are imperative for medical and fusion technological advancement. 

In this episode we will discuss marks research, explore his current project and learn a little about the field of atomic physics. If you would like to read more about his work, check out this article: 

http://www.lanl.gov/discover/news-release-archive/2016/June/06.28-model-predicts-chemical-reactions.php 

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