Join Rich for a single-session course describing recent, headline-making experiments at the Livermore National Laboratory, and their implications for the future of plentiful, clean power. Sufficient background will be provided so that non-technical participants can understand and enjoy the talk.

What to Expect:  You will learn about lasers, nuclear fusion, and possibilities for fusion power.

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Rich Wagner

Richard Wagner, Ph.D.

Rich Wagner is a physicist who worked on the beginnings of the fusion program at Livermore 1963-1981, and has been a member of government review panels on topics related to the science behind fusion since leaving Livermore in 1981 to become an Assistant Secretary of Defense, with responsibility for oversight of the US nuclear weapon program and of all Department of Defense matters related to chemical and biological weapons. Rich holds a B.A. in physics from Williams College, and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Utah. He and his wife Ginny live in Oxford.

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