Videos Featuring LLE

APS WebsEdge Science: University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester has long been a leader in its field. Founded just 10 years after the laser’s invention, the LLE puts its students at the forefront of its work. In fact, in 2018, a former grad student from the lab was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for research she conducted while at the LLE. The lab continues its legacy now by pioneering new technologies that will yield some of the highest-power lasers in the world.

3 March 2023

Adapting the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to the Pandemic

This video highlights the revisions that were made to the Omega Facility and its operational paradigm in order to continue to conduct experiments in the presence of COVID-19 workplace constraints.

6 April 2021

Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures Featured in APS TV Video

The Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP) was featured in a video produced by the American Physical Society in their APS TV Video series. The video shows research conducted by CMAP and highlights LLE scientists, staff, and facilities, including the Director for CMAP and Associate Director of Science, Technology and Academics at LLE, Gilbert “Rip” Collins.

8 March 2021

LLE Gets Wired!

Nobel Laureate, Donna Strickland, is featured in the new Wired Magazine Web Series: 5 Levels with LLE Director, Mike Campbell. The series takes an expert scientist and challenges him or her to explain a high-level subject in five different layers of complexity—first to a child, then a teenager, then an undergrad majoring in the same subject, a grad student and, finally, a colleague. Campbell appears as Strickland’s chosen colleague in the episode.

28 Oct 2019

A Unique University Research and Education Center for HEDP, Fusion, and High-Power Lasers

LLE is a world-leading university-based laboratory of scale with activities focused in laser fusion, high-energy-density physics (HEDP), laser and optics sciences and engineering, and education for the future work force in these areas. The lasers at LLE are the largest in any academic setting and are the major user facility in the world for HEDP with over 400 users and over 85 institutions conducting research at LLE. Research at LLE has led to nearly 500 Ph.D. degrees with alumni now at national laboratories, universities, and industry. The quality of research has recently been highlighted by the 2018 Nobel prize in physics that was awarded for research done at LLE.

4 March 2019