Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

March 14, 2023

The Data Science Institute (DSI) hosted a seminar by LLNL researchers Kelli Humbird and J. Luc Peterson on February 15, 2023.

At 1:03 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2022, 192 laser beams at the National Ignition Facility focused 2.05 megajoules of energy onto a peppercorn-sized capsule of frozen hydrogen fuel. In this talk, Humbird and Peterson discussed the breakthrough experiment, nuclear fusion, and how we used machine learning to call the shot heard around the world.

Read more about the DSI seminar series at Data Science Institute.

More Information:

“The Age of Ignition: A NIF & Photon Science News Special Report”

“High Performance Computing, AI, and Cognitive Simulation Helped LLNL Conquer Fusion Ignition,” NIF & Photon Science News, June 21, 2023

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