Laser-powered accelerator can generate energies and speeds previously reached only by major facilities that are hundreds of meters long and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.
We measure our days in slices of time. Geologic Time as a Football Field Here's a way to put geologic time scales in perspective. Lay out the 4.6 billion years since the Earth was formed on a football field and we can see where the milestones would appear: Start at the goal line and go… » Continue Reading
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to Speak Aug. 28 at Dedication, Demonstration of World’s Most Powerful Laser
Event: U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr., will dedicate the Texas Petawatt Laser on Thursday. Scientists will demonstrate aspects of the laser during the event. The Tower will be lit orange during the evening to commemorate this event.
The Texas Petawatt laser reached greater than one petawatt of laser power on Monday morning, March 31, making it the highest powered laser in the world, Todd Ditmire, a physicist at The University of Texas at Austin, said.