Regulating Star Power: Legal Challenges for Nuclear Fusion

2 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2024

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Philipp Sauter

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Christopher Murphy

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

Date Written: January 22, 2024

Abstract

In this episode Christopher Murphy talks with Philipp Sauter about nuclear fusion. As opposed to nuclear fission, i.e., splitting a heavy atomic nucleus into smaller nuclei, nuclear fusion uses the opposite approach to combine - or fuse - light atomic nuclei into heavier ones.

Through recent scientific breakthroughs the possibility of using nuclear fusion to provide the world with a practically inexhaustible source of green energy has become tantalisingly close. Consequently, the time is right to discuss how this tremendous power should be best regulated to ensure maximum safety while not stifling scientific ingenuity.

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Suggested Citation

Sauter, Philipp and Murphy, Christopher, Regulating Star Power: Legal Challenges for Nuclear Fusion (January 22, 2024). Max Planck Lawcast, Episdoe 10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4734614 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4734614

Philipp Sauter

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

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Christopher Murphy (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law ( email )

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Freiburg, 79100
Germany

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