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Todd Ditmire

Professor Ditmire discusses the highest-power laser in the world, the Texas Petawatt Laser, and its possible effects on clean energy.

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Researchers at The University of Texas are using the world’s most powerful laser to generate bursts of energy that surpass those that take place in stars. The research will help them understand nuclear fusion, the process that powers the sun, and may lead to the development of alternative energy sources.

That’s just one example of how UT has an impact on the world.

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