Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Understanding Optics Damage from Reflected Laser Light

LLNL researchers have answered a persistent question: why do mirrors burned by light backscattered from NIF targets show such consistent patterns? Learn more »

Lazer Cats Are Nerd Bowl II Champs

The Nerd Bowl II trophy looks nerdy, but to members of LLNL’s Nerd Bowl II flag football champs, it’s a shining symbol of the sweat and sacrifice they expended while working toward one collective goal. Learn more »

Discovery Science: The Next 10

The next round of NIF Discovery Science Program experiments will explore plasma astrophysics, hydrodynamics, nuclear physics, equation of state, material science, and particle acceleration. Learn more »