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  Contact: Linda Lucchetti
  Phone: (925) 422-5815
February 17, 2009

Media advisory:
Lab’s ‘Science on Saturday’ lecture:
Examining the path to a clean energy future


Ed Moses, project manager and principal deputy associate director of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will present, “Star Power on Earth: The Path to a Limitless Clean Energy Future.”


The National Ignition Facility, the world largest, most energetic laser, is nearly complete and is getting ready to focus its192 giant laser beams on a tiny target filled with hydrogen. The goal is to replicate the conditions inside a star and create, at a small size, the life-giving energy from the sun. This process is fundamental to the vision of developing limitless, clean, carbon-free, safe and environmentally friendly energy to meet the world's increased energy. In this talk, NIF Director Ed Moses will explain how the giant laser works and how it is paving the way to a limitless supply of clean, safe energy.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009
      Session I:     9:30 a.m.
      Session II: 11:15 a.m.
      Session III: 1 p.m.
WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Admission is free. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available at Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL’s Science Education Program.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory that develops science and engineering technology and provides innovative solutions to our nation's most important challenges. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.