‘Turning laser leadership into fusion power’ – HB11 Energy contributes to Australia’s CAPABILITY PAPERS

Ultra-High-Power Lasers (UHPL) are the lynchpin of a rapidly emerging industry, the impact of which will span clean fusion energy, advanced manufacturing and defence capability, currently in high demand. UHPL were also a focal point at the Official Launch of ‘The Capability Papers’ at Old Parliament House in Canberra last week at which an industry panel discussed one of Australia’s main opportunities to diversify and transform Australia’s industry and economy. HB11 Energy’s Dr. Warren McKenzie was part of that panel, led by Adrian Beer from METS Ignited (Chair). Other panelists included Frank… Read More

An ultra-high power laser industry has attracted the attention of our highest performing students

A high-power laser industry in Australia has focused the attention of our highest performing students… and with good reason! The career prospects are immense with the pace of development of the ultra-high power laser industry outpacing Moore’s Law. Australia should be proud of its past contributions in this field. Australian Alexander Prokhorov was jointly awarded a Nobel Prize for the science that led to the discovery of lasers in 1964… and another Australian, Mark Oliphant, who discovered the most important application of lasers– fusion. Today, HB11 Energy is pioneering their application to… Read More

The 3rd International Workshop on Proton Boron Fusion is underway

The 3rd International Workshop on Proton Boron Fusion, hosted by the Institute of Italian Culture in Prague, Czech Republic, is taking place this week. About 90 scientists from Europe, the United States and China are taking part in this workshop. The increase in participation since the 2nd workshop held last year in Catania, shows the field is active and growing. HB11 Energy, an official partner and sponsor, is a co-organiser of the workshop, together with the COST Action PROBONO and the ELI Beamlines Facility research centre in Prague. The opening ceremony included… Read More