A Little Ink for A Fusioneer

Chad Ramey - photo by Joeff Davis, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

Chad Ramey – photo by Joeff Davis, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

One of the things we do under this big umbrella is host a website and forum at fusor.net where people all over the world discuss their work building nuclear fusion reactors.

Yeah, nuclear fusion. Like the sun and stars. Not so much like a hydrogen bomb (although based on the same fundamental nuclear reaction). The promise is that someday fusion will lead to a clean, safe, and inexhaustible source of energy.

At least, that’s the idea, and the dream that Philo T. Farsworth pursued when he developed the basic science behind the reactor that young scientists like Chad Ramey are experimenting with in their basements and garages.

And we like that, besides being a geek of the first order, Chad dabbles in the arts, too:

Ramey is also a musician of sorts, counting guitar, bass, mandolin, and banjo among his instruments of choice. He dabbles in piano and keyboard, as well as computer music software such as Ableton and Reason. Over the holiday break, Ramey spent time using an Xbox Kinect and Ableton to create music based on body movements.

Mad science and high art – it all fits together somehow…