Laser Focus on Limitless Energy at Perimeter Institute Public Lecture on February 5


Join Dr. Edward Moses at the February 5 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture to explore how the world`s most energetic laser system, the National Ignition Facility, is honing in on a virtually inexhaustible energy supply. 

Every second nuclear fusion reactions happening  deep in the core of our Sun produce enough energy to power every light bulb in your house around the clock until the year 10,000,000,000,002,014. Now, for the first time, we can produce conditions that mimic those found in stellar environments using intensely focused laser energy; the first step to developing our own star-like energy supply here on Earth.

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 as part of Perimeter Institute’s Public Lecture Series presented by Sun Life Financial, join Dr. Edward Moses at the February 5 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture to explore how the world’s most energetic laser system, the National Ignition Facility, is honing in on a virtually inexhaustible energy supply.  

Dr. Edward Moses was the principal associate director of the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, the world’s most energetic laser system.  Moses was responsible for the development of laser technologies related to security, economic competitiveness, and laser fusion energy. He is now leading the effort to explore ways to commercialize Laser Ignition Fusion Energy (LIFE).

Moses holds patents in laser technology, inertial fusion energy, and computational physics. He received the Jefferson Award, the Edward Teller Medal, the Fusion Power Associates Leadership Award, the NNSA Defense Programs Award, the R&D 100 Award, and the Project Management Institute Project of the Year Award. Moses is a member of the National Academy, a Fellow of the Optical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Society for Optics and photonics. He is a member of the California Council on Science and Technology.

Moses’ lecture, entitled “The National Ignition Facility: Pathway to Energy Security and the Physics of the Cosmos,” will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Tickets will be available online starting Monday, January 20, 2014.

You can view past public lectures and events online here. Further details can be found at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.
 

About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement. 
 

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