The physical processes of stars have long been of interest to Lawrence Livermore researchers. The prime stellar energy mechanism, thermonuclear fusion, lies at the very heart of the Laboratory's national security mission.
NIF: Laser Experiments
USP Laser Facility, LULI-ECOLE PolyTechnique, France
Pulsed Power Facility: Lab astrophysics, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Livermore technician Jim Emig inspects a Livermore-designed spectrometer undergoing calibration with a laser-plasma x-ray monochrometer.