UW-Madison, Korean researchers establish partnership
The UW-Madison College of Engineering, the National Fusion Research Institute of Korea, and the College of Engineering of Seoul National University have agreed to explore a partnership to support mutually beneficial research in nuclear fusion and beyond. One of the initial goals of the collaboration will be to design a demonstration fusion power plant, but the relationship could well expand in the future to include other research areas within the College of Engineering and other research institutions at UW-Madison. The partnership would also include such activities as faculty and student exchanges and collaborative searches for outside funding sources. The collaboration builds off of South Korea's aggressive pursuit of nuclear fusion and the many strengths of UW-Madison's fusion programs, including research on radiation transport.