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Week 1: Closing thoughts

In this video we review the first week of the course and invite you to discuss your favourite topics.

This week we have discussed the application of plasma physics from fusion through to space propulsion. We hope that you have found the vast array of uses for plasma both surprising and inspiring.

We want to hear more about what you have enjoyed this week. Which use of plasma physics was the most exciting? Did you like the idea of lasers pulling electrons and positrons out of the vacuum? Perhaps you didn’t realise that the microchips, which are powering the computer or phone you are viewing this on, owe their existence to plasma physics?

Comment below and tell us what your favourite topic in week 1 has been.

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