The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
Ed Moses presents
Clean Fusion Power This Decade
Finally achieving fusion energy may be closer than everyone thinks. For decades the dream has been to employ the reaction that powers stars to generate high-volume electricity without the drawbacks of fission reactors---no high-level waste, no weapons application, no risk of meltdown, no use of uranium, and (as with fission) no greenhouse gases.
Ed Moses is Director of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore Labs. Focusing massive amounts of laser light for a billionth of a second, the NIF is expected to demonstrate ignition of a fusion reaction (more energy out than in) for the first time in the coming year, followed by the prospect of a prototype machine for generating continuous clean energy by the end of this decade. That could change everything. The NIF itself is a spectacular work of "technological sublime."
Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand
Wednesday June 16, 02010
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Advance Tickets Recommended - Tickets are $10
Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.
The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
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Added by Long Now on May 18, 2010