Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure. She has a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London, is Communications Consultant for fusion start-up Tokamak Energy, has worked in education with the Ogden Trust, Anturus and the Your Life campaign, and is a STEM Ambassador. She is the author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights and Star Chambers, an introductory book on fusion energy. Melanie is very interested in science and exploration and how they drive each other. So she likes to mix up her science and her adventures. Melanie loves the mountains and has climbed Mount Everest in 2018. »Read more



“I really appreciate the work you do, especially with schools. What you said in your talk made me even more interested in the physics of fusion and I am sure it inspires many others as well!”

Sophie, Year 10, Beaconsfield High School

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Melanie's award-winning book "AURORA" was released 25th February 2016 and is now out in paperback too.

Read more about Melanie’s books:

»Aurora: In search of the Northern Lights

»Star Chambers: The Race for Fusion Power

»The ASLI Award for Aurora



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Find out more about the work Melanie does





and check out the blog, Science at Extremes, for stories about the spectacular aurora, mountain climbs, polar adventures and more!

Melanie Windridge’s books on Goodreads

Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights
Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights

reviews: 2

ratings: 15 (avg rating 3.47)


Star Chambers
Star Chambers

reviews: 1

ratings: 4 (avg rating 3.25)


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