Two recently published books describe the history of nuclear fusion research. Search for the Ultimate Energy Source: A history of the US Fusion Energy Program (Springer, 2013) is written by Stephen Dean, president of Fusion Power Associates, a nonprofit advocacy organization. Dean is also a former administrator of the US Department of Energy’s fusion research program. Science magazine deputy news editor Daniel Clery’s A Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy (Overlook Press, 2013), provides a more global perspective on the same subject.
Physics Today reviewed both books together in March and recently caught up with the authors to discuss their respective works.
Read the interview on physicstoday website.