Thu, Feb 13, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Bay Area Scientists Make Breakthrough on Nuclear FusionDownload audio (MP3)
By using a giant laser, scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they've made a major breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion. The multi-billion-dollar taxpayer-funded laser was built with the goal of creating nuclear ignition, a potential source of clean energy in the future. We discuss the breakthrough with the lab's scientists.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Amy Standen, reporter for KQED Science
- Denise Hinkel, physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and co-author of the recent fusion results
- Paul Springer, physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and co-author of the recent fusion results