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A Random Walk from Academia to Industry: Jovian Plasma Bubbles, cryogenic antimatter, nuclear well-logging & commercial fusion

Ben Levitt
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 2:30pm

I’ll discuss some experiences along the way from an early academic career in experimental plasma physics towards my current role, directing a private fusion company towards commercialization. The circuitous route begins and ends (so far) in high temperature plasma physics, but takes some twists through antimatter studies at CERN and even through the oil and gas industry. I’ll briefly cover some of these physics topics while focusing heavily on my current role at Zap Energy and the adventures of doing industrial physics research in a start-up.

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