Top arrow pointing up



Basic Research Needs Workshop on Inertial Fusion Energy

Jun 21, 2022. Past Events

Register now

The 2013 NASEM report entitled “An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy” concluded that “The appropriate time for the establishment of a national, coordinated, broad-based inertial fusion energy program within DOE would be when ignition is achieved”. In 2021, the National Ignition Facility achieved a record yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ) from fusion reactions, placing fusion via the inertial confinement concept on the cusp of ignition (laser energy breakeven). This breakthrough result coupled with the recent Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee recommendation to establish an IFE program provides a motivation for a Basic Research Needs Workshop (BRN) sponsored by the DOE Office of Science to assess the status of IFE and outline science and technology priority research opportunities.


More From Past Events

Feb 6, 2023    Past Events

NLUF Call for Proposals for Experiments in FY2024-2025

LLE is accepting proposals for experiments in the National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF) program on the Omega Laser...

Read more

Dec 19, 2022    Past Events

7th Workshop on the Magnetic Fields in High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasmas (LaB)

Dec 19-21, 2022 | Paris and Palaiseau, France | Hybrid Workshop

Read more

Nov 15, 2022    Past Events

LaserNetUS Virtual Town Hall for Cycle 5

Nov 15, 2022 | 10:00 am - noon PST

Read more

Oct 26, 2022    Past Events

2nd Webinar on “How to Write a Successful LaserNetUS Proposal”

Oct. 26, 2022 | 10:00 am - noon PDT

Read more

Aug 16, 2022    Past Events

2022 LaserNetUS Users' Meeting

Aug. 16-18, 2022 in Fort Collins, CO. Click here for more information and to visit the conference website.

Read more

Mar 17, 2022    Past Events

White House Summit: Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy

Mar. 17, 2022 from 10AM - 1PM ET | Fusion energy leaders from government, industry, academia, and other stakeholder...

Read more