Schittko's Essay Runner-Up in Nature's Competition

November 4, 2019
photo of Robert Shittko

In May of 2019, as part of Nature's 150th anniversary, its editors asked readers aged between 18 and 25 to enter an essay competition. The task was to tell, in no more than 1,000 words, what scientific advance they would most like to see in their lifetimes, and why it mattered to them.

Grad Student Robert Schittko's essay, Power Play, which proposes that nuclear fusion could offer a solution to the climate crisis, was one of the two runners-up in the competition. Congratulations, Robert!

Please see the official announcement and Robert's essay.