ITER & Science

Without fusion, there would be no life on Earth.

What we see as light and feel as warmth is the result of a fusion reaction in the core of our Sun: hydrogen nuclei collide, fuse into heavier helium atoms, and release tremendous amounts of energy in the process.

Over billions of years, the gravitational forces at play in the Universe have caused the hydrogen clouds of the early Universe to gather into massive stellar bodies. In the extreme density and temperature of the stars, including our Sun, fusion occurs.


ITER, an energy for our future

ITER, the Story

ITER, the world’s largest MECCANO

There are many other scientific principles which, like fusion, are part of our daily lives and which we invite you to experiment!


Animated match

Hot water + cold water

Make your drawings come alive

Pirate's treasure

Salt dance

The Cabmeleon

The floatting needle