Take a Tour of the National Ignition Facility

NIF's operations manager Bruno Van Wonterghem shows off the laser facility

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The National Ignition Facility is one of the world's more polarizing fusion experiments. But even the most vociferous critics will likely marvel at the sheer scale and ambition of the $3.5 billion facility. When IEEE Spectrum visited NIF in August last year for an in-depth look at the program, associate editor Rachel Courtland was given a tour by Bruno Van Wonterghem, the lab's operations manager.

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