Broadening Access to the Brightest Lights

OPN talks with Félicie Albert about LaserNetUS, a network that enables students and researchers to conduct experiments at high-intensity laser facilities.

Photo of Titan laser lab

Hui Chen prepares an experiment in the Titan laser at the Jupiter Laser Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory]

In addition to her responsibilities as the director of the Jupiter Laser Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, Félicie Albert is also passionate about ensuring that scientists have access to lasers. She’s a former chair and current member of LaserNetUS, a project designed to give scientists the opportunity to conduct experiments at a network of high-intensity laser facilities across the United States. OPN talked with Albert about how the project works, why it’s important and where it’s headed.

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