Fun in Fusion Research
Students, researchers, and professionals in physics, as well as those interested in the fun in science.
Hardbound, 160 Pages
Published: February 2013
"This book has many interesting stories to complement both the history of the world fusion program and John Sheffieldâs part in it. I recommend it to all those who are interested in the history of the fusion effort and who also wish to see that "all work and no play" would have made John a dull boy."-- Fusion Science and Technology,November 2013 "He has participated in and made contributions to both the theoretical and experimental aspects of plasma science and fusion research. But most important (for this book), he has clearly had a keen eye, and an acute memory, for the very human and "fun" side of such serious work."-- 21st Century Science & Technology,Fall-Winter 2013 "Sheffield shares stories from his research work at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, the University of Texas, the Joint European Torus, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and recalls humorous exchanges unleashed during fusion energy conferences. The comedy enlivens the normally dry science of fusing light elements to generate energy and shows that even plasma physicists can have a little fun."-- Reference & Research Book News,October 2013 "Fusion veteran John Sheffield has written an entertaining account of the âfunâ times he has had traveling around the world doing research, giving talks, and cavorting with other scientists equally dedicated to the pursuit of the "ultimate" energy sourceâ¦The book has many interesting stories to complement both the history of the world fusion program and John's part in it."-- Fusion Power Report newsletter,May 16, 2013 "There is enough detail explaining fusion, and describing the history and variety of experiments over the last half century, to inform the new reader. But the enjoyment of Sheffield's book is immediately obvious."-- 21st Century Science & Technology,Fall-Winter 2013