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The route to laser fusion energy - creating a star on Earth

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18:00 – 21:00 14 Oct 2009
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Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London
W1B 1NT

Speakers: Prof Mike Dunn

Three days after the birth of the laser in 1960 scientists predicted that it could be used to initiate fusion power production. 50 years
later, lasers are due to demonstrate net fusion energy production on the recently constructed $4B National Ignition Facility.
Fusion offers abundant, safe, secure, carbon-free energy at a level that can meet the demands of our civilisation for the truly long term. Within Europe, scientists from across 10 nations led by the UK are working on the HiPER project - to build from this scientific proof-of-principle to demonstrate the path to bulk energy production, and open out a wealth of new scientific discovery.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: London and South East Branch
Contact details: Len Lewell (Branch Secretary)
londonsoutheast@physics.org

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Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London
W1B 1NT
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18:00 – 21:00 14 Oct 2009
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