Scientist involved in groundbreaking nuclear fusion discovery speaks at January 28 meeting
Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced in December that they had crossed a long-awaited milestone in reproducing the power of the sun in a laboratory. The result is the first fusion reaction in a laboratory setting that produced more energy than it took to start the reaction.

Dr. Denise Hinkel, the director of the team working on the fusion project, will be the speaker at the 5010 eClub International meeting on Saturday, Jan 28.  Join us for this extraordinary program and rare opportunity to hear first-hand about this discovery.  Invite a friend (or two!).  We look forward to seeing you online.
Dr. Denise Henkel, Lawrence Livermore Lab
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Saturday, 1/28/23
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Denise Hinkel, Ph.D.
 Dr. Denise Hinkel is a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and serves as Team Lead for predictive capability within the Inertial Confinement Fusion Program. She is also Associate Division Leader for High-Energy-Density within the Design Physics Division of the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate.
Denise’s technical expertise spans theoretical analyses to massively parallel computing and covers basic plasma physics to reduced model descriptions thereof, to design and analysis of laser-based experiments using radiation-hydrodynamics simulations. She applied her design expertise to a series of shots at the National Ignition Facility known as the “High Foot”, where for the first time the energy released in fusion reactions exceeded the energy used to compress the fusion fuel. Denise has also served as the WCI point-of-contact for Laboratory Directed Research and Development, where she managed the portfolio and developed strategic plans with both WCI and the institution.

Denise has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2007 she was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). In 2022, she served as Chair of the Division of Plasma Physics within APS, ending a three-year term. She is the recipient of multiple awards, has provided physics outreach to students of all ages, and has also served on many review committees.
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