Really Extreme Science:
Really Extreme Science: Todd Ditmire leads the way into his new laboratory below Robert Lee Moore Hall. He jiggles a key into a lock and swings open the door to a subterranean chamber worthy of a James Bond villain--if the villain were a university professor trying to do world-class research on a limited budget.
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.