Science on Tap: Inertial Confinement Fusion What is it? Why is it important? What does the future hold?

Science on Tap is not your ordinary lecture series. Grab a beer from Bombs Away Beer Company and enjoy a relaxed presentation by scientists, researchers, and subject matter experts on various engaging science topics. Come join the conversation!

What's on Tap this Month?

In December 2022, the world’s largest laser, the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory achieved a major fusion milestone of ignition in the laboratory. Sandia National Laboratories is home to the Z Machine, the world’s largest pulsed power facility, where fusion research is also conducted.

Join Dr. Daniel Sinars, the Director of the Pulsed Power Science Center as he describes the current state of the Inertial Confinement Fusion program of the National Nuclear Security Administration, explains the achievement of ignition and why it matters, and provides thoughts on the future of the program as it pivots to the even more demanding challenge of achieving high yield in the laboratory.

Join us on Friday, August 11 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Doors open at 5:30 pm The presentation begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 7:30 pm.

Admission is $5 per person, and you must be 21 years to attend. Admission will provide each guest with one beer ticket. Guests can purchase additional drinks. IDs are required. Please drink responsibly. Event tickets can be purchased in advance below, or they can be purchased the night of the event at the door. Please email us with any questions.

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Science on Tap is co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora!, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

SOT Daniel Sinars
Dr. Daniel Sinars