A perspective on laser driven inertial fusion (S. Atzeni - Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
I will briefly review the status of laser-driven inertial fusion. In particular, I will comment on the major achievement of significant fuel self-heating and on the efforts towards ignition demonstration using indirect drive. I will then discuss recent developments in direct drive and present results on shock ignition. I will also comment on the reliability of physical models used for predicting experiment performance.
Salle de conférence - LULI - 11h