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A cryogenic target used for record-setting inertial fusion experiments at NIF

Burning Plasma Team Receives APS Award

The research team that achieved a burning plasma state at NIF won the American Physical Society’s John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research.


NIF Hosts Laser Operators Workshop

NIF hosted the 13th International Laser Operations Workshop, bringing together representatives from 11 major laser research facilities.

Diving into the Interiors of Red Dwarfs

LLNL researchers using NIF are exploring the opacity of hydrogen under the extreme pressures and low temperatures found in the interior of red dwarfs.

Solid Matter Takes on New Behavior

Just published in Nature Physics: LLNL researchers used experimental shots at NIF to investigate how solid matter behaves under enormous pressures.

Mural Encourages People to ‘Dream Big’

A downtown Livermore mural honors NASA astronauts who have ties to Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories and the local community.

LLNL Hosts HBCU Students and Faculty

LLNL hosted a group of students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote internships, job opportunities, and career paths at the Lab.

‘Reaching the Threshold of Ignition’ PDF

A PDF version of a special-edition magazine that takes an in-depth look at NIF’s 1.35-megajoule milestone is now available for download.