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Public Talk: Initiative Against Climatic Change by Lasers Based on 2018 Physics Nobel Prize

Join the Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch for Professor’s Heinrich Hora’s Public Talk at the Sydney Academic Centre


When: Friday 8 March 2019
Where: Boston University, Sydney Academic Centre, 15-25 Regent Street Chippendale
Speaker: Professor Heinrich Hora – University of New South Wales
Cost: FREE and everyone is welcome to attend
Booking Essential: fosman@bu.edu


Refreshments: 5.30pm – 6.00pm
Presentation: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Optional dinner at nearby Restaurant with speaker after the presentation: 7.30pm

Fusion energy is ten million times higher than chemical energy from burning coal, but ignition needs dozens of millions degrees of temperature. Instead of using these exorbitant thermal pressures for a power station, fusion can be ignited at moderate heating in power stations by lasers, however only by pulses of extremely short duration and ultrahigh power. This has just been reached by the amplification for which the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize was awarded. The non-thermal pressure by the laser can dominate. The thermally very weak fusion of boron can be billion times higher than classical, shown by experiments. This extreme increase is explained by the mentioned domination and a specific avalanche of the boron reaction. This leads to the design of a possible power generator for environmentally absolute clean, safe, low cost and abundant electric energy.

About Heinrich Hora

Heinrich Hora Dr.rer.nat. (1960 Jena) D.Sc. (1979 UNSW) is an Australian Professor of Theoretical Physics University of New
South Wales, Sydney 1975, emeritus 1992, Visiting Professor Rochester, Bern, Tokyo, Iowa, Osaka, Giessen, Weizmann-Institute, CERN after he was 20 years in research at industry laboratories (Zeiss, IBM, Westinghouse, Siemens) and of the Max-Planck-Institute of Plasma Physics in Garching-Munich. He is author of 12 books and editor of 15 books and founder and first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Laser and Particle Beams” at Cambridge University Press. His research is in the field of plasma
theory and laser, nonlinear forces, relativistic self-focusing, Schwarz-Hora effect (Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 141119 (2013)) on non-resonance quantum excitations in solids, volume ignition of
fusion, and predicted non-thermal ultrahigh acceleration of plasma blocks by lasers for environmentally clean, low cost and lasting boron fusion energy.

He is FInstP(London), FAIP, FRSN and received the Edward Teller, the Dirac, the Ernst-Mach and the Ritter von Gerstner Medals. He is founding director of the International Research and Development Corporation “HB11 Energy” in Sydney/Australia.

Detailed Schedule for Friday, 8th March 2019:

  • 5.30-6.00 pm REFRESHMENTS, Boston University Sydney Lecture Theatre
  • 6.00-7.00 pm LECTURE by Professor Heinrich Hora
  • 7.30 pm DINNER with the Speaker at nearby Restaurant

E-mail Dr Fred Osman (fosman@bu.edu) if you will be able to join us.

The BU Sydney Academic Centre (BUSAC) is located in the
neighbourhood of Chippendale near Railway Square and Central Station.

Event sponsored by:
The Australian Institute of Physics – NSW Branch & Boston University, Sydney Academic Centre