The National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) User Groups will host a virtual, joint meeting Tuesday, February 9, 2021 through Wednesday, February10, 2021. We will be having exciting talks covering on-going research at both facilities, as well as status updates on refurbishment and new capabilities at both facilities. We plan to feature speakers from DOE and NSF to offer their perspectives on HED science with lasers. The 192-beam NIF is the world’s most energetic inertial confinement fusion (ICF) facility. The NIF lasers’ unprecedented power, precision, and reproducibility, coupled with an ever-expanding suite of diagnostics and sophisticated target fabrication capability, enable a wide range of leading-edge scientific experiments. Groundbreaking experiments in areas such as materials science, nucleosynthesis, and astrophysical shocks have been conducted. Visit the Lasers Home Page. The Jupiter Laser Facility at LLNL consists of several laser systems with diverse capabilities. Laser time at Jupiter is provided through an open, competitive peer-review process. Users come from more than 90 institutions worldwide and more than 140 of Jupiter’s 500 users are students. Visit the Jupiter Laser Facility.
Tour the National Ignition Facility Like Never Before! We will be offering a way to schedule a virtual tour.
This 360° virtual tour takes visitors along the regular highlights of the in-person route such as the laser bay, control room, and Target Chamber exterior. While a virtual tour can’t replace the feeling of walking around the facility, a silver lining is the ability to offer new experiences, like flying above the laser bay, soaring into the Target Chamber, and venturing deep into one of four capacitor bays that power NIF shots.