Feb. 18, 2016
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Media Advisory: 'Science on Saturday' lecture looks at fusion and creating a sun on Earth

Carrie L Martin, martin59 [at] llnl.gov, (925) 424-4715

WHO: Lawrence Livermore scientist Tammy Ma and teacher Tom Shefler of Granada High School will present "Harnessing Fusion: Creating a Sun on Earth," the third lecture in the 2016 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."

WHAT:: This informative and entertaining lecture will focus on the engineering aspect of STEM and will describe how scientists and engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility, the world’s largest and most energetic laser, are working to demonstrate sustainable fusion burn, the same reaction that occurs in the sun.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Session I: 9:30 a.m.

Session II: 11:15 a.m. (same content as Session I)

WHEN: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.

NOTE: The lectures and demonstrations are sponsored by LLNL's Science Education Program, open to the public and specifically targeted to middle and high school students. No pre-registration is required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available at on the Web.