Featured Video: Can We Make A Star On Earth?

This BBC video, hosted by physicist Brian Cox, highlights the National Ignition Facility and the promise of fusion energy.

This website is a record of work funded internally by the Laboratory from 2008-2013 to define a self-consistent, system-engineered approach to inertial fusion energy (IFE) using high power lasers.

This work consisted of a set of technology development projects of potential relevance to fusion energy generation, coupled with outreach to utilities and other relevant organizations in the power sector to better understand the requirements for power generation if and when ignition occurs and IFE becomes technologically feasible.

Welcome Message Mike Dunne Message

Read an introduction from LIFE leader Mike Dunne

National Academies Report

Two-year study says benefits of IFE justify national program

Understanding NIF and LIFE

View the LIFE e-book