Laila El-Guebaly is a Distinguished Research Professor with the UW-Madison Fusion Technology Institute, which is helping lead nuclear fusion research in the United States. Laila and her colleagues in the FTI collaborate with over 70 national and international fusion research teams with the goal of developing nuclear fusion power plants that can be an environmentally attractive source for energy instead of fossil fuels. Laila has written numerous publications and textbook chapters about different aspects of the nuclear fusion process. In this podcast, we discuss the role of nuclear energy in the United States, nuclear fusion vs. nuclear fission, problems nuclear energy faces as well as Laila's research efforts with the FTI.
Audio editing by: Trina La Susa
In part two of our special series on COVID-19 coverage at the Cardinal, we speak again with writers and students about campus life, completely upended by the pandemic. We talk with international students about their experiences and feature writer Elea Levin about how COVID-19 impacts students’ housing decisions. Co-hosted by Gaby Vinick and Hope Karnopp and edited by Sylvia Yan.