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NIF Special

Building Stars – Breakthroughs in Fusion R&D Webinar Series

Date and time

Thursday, 19 January 2023
8 am Pacific Time/5 pm, Central European Time

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Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), this webinar gives an overview and puts in perspective the most recent ground-breaking results in fusion R&D, to understand how such progress brings fusion energy closer to realization. In this special episode, experts from the US DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), National Ignition Facility (NIF) present results from the historic fusion breakthrough announced on December 13, 2022: scientific energy gain for the first time in a fusion experiment. Release Number: LLNL-PRES-844193


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:30 How Ignition and Target Gain - 1 was achieved in inertial fusion | Omar A. Hurricane, LLNL, USA  
  • 49:20 Q&A and Panel Discussion | Omar A. Hurricane, Jean M. Di Nicola, Annie Kritcher, Andrew MacKinnon, Abbas Nikroo, Bruno Van Wonterghem and Alex Zylstra, LLNL, USA


Matteo Barbarino, IAEA
Joanne Liou, IAEA

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