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105th MEETING OF THE LYNCEAN GROUP

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 11:30 AM

Location: Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street
San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)

Speaker:  Dr. Mike Campbell
Deputy Director and Chief Scientist
Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester

Topic:  The National Ignition Facility, an unexpected journey; Lessons to be learned to secure projects of scale; and Perspectives on the future of Inertial Confinement Fusion research

Abstract:
Developing the mission, science, technology and support for projects of scale is a demanding and multifaceted enterprise. There are many lessons to be learned from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) experience that can be applied in the quest to secure any future large-scale facility. The presentation will include a historical perspective on Inertial Confinement Fusion Research (ICF) at LLNL and Stockpile Stewardship program that motivated NIF, the scientific and political strategy that ultimately secured the Facility, and perspectives on the future of Inertial Confinement Fusion Research.

 

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