Ending with one of the most significant achievements in scientific history, 2022 will be remembered as an important year for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
On Dec. 5, in the Lab’s 50th year of laser programs, LLNL’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) achieved fusion ignition for the first time in a laboratory setting: a reaction that produced more energy than laser energy delivered. The Lab, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration announced the feat a week later, heralding a major scientific breakthrough decades in the making and captivating the world.
This also was a year of celebrating “making the impossible possible” as LLNL marked seven decades of team science, audacious ideas and pushing the extremes.
LLNL’s month-by-month highlights from 2022 are available online in the "2022 Year in Review" edition of Newsline. Listings are in three categories: Science and Technology, People and Operations. The “2022 Year in Review” is available electronically; there will be no print edition. The web-based format offers the advantage of providing links to the referenced Newsline articles and press releases.
The month-by-month highlights are in an interactive PDF document. For best usability, when viewing the PDF, use Firefox with Adobe Acrobat. Please note that certain versions of Acrobat Reader may not allow link accessibility within the document.
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