Public Lecture: “The National Ignition Facility: Pathway to Fusion Ignition, Frontier Science and Clean Energy” by Ed Moses

April 18, 2012

The Speaker

Dr. Edward Moses is the Principal Associate Director at Lawrence Livermore edmosesNational Laboratory, responsible for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science organization. He is also the National Director of the National Ignition Campaign. Dr. Moses has a career in high technology and big science projects reaching back to 1980 which included using high power laser systems to study problems ranging from cancer to optics to fusion.

Dr. Moses has received many awards and honors, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the 2009 Edward Teller Medal, the Fusion Power Associates 2008 Leadership Award, the National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Award of Excellence, the Memorial D.S. Rozhdestvensky Medal, and the R&D 100 Award. Dr. Moses is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the California Council on Science and Technology, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the AAAS, and SPIE. He holds patents in laser technology, inertial fusion energy, and computational physics.