Laser Energy: 'An Opportunity for UK Industry'

7 September 2011
16:30 - 22:00
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG

Organised by the Research and Development Society
Sponsored by the STFC and the Institute of Physics


This event will aim to facilitate discussion among policy makers and stakeholders within the associated fields of research and development, hi-tech manufacturing, and energy provision.

The event will begin with presentations from distinguished members of technology research, policy and industry, and followed by questions from the audience and an open discussion. Following the discussion event, the evening will close with a drinks reception.

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Programme

16:30Assemble at the Royal Society (City of London rooms)
Move into the Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall
17:00Welcome and introductions
Chairman - Prof. Colin Whitehouse (STFC and Chair of the Research and Development Society)
17:15Laser energy – The Government’s position
Rt Hon. David Willetts MP
17:45Progress in the USA towards Proof of Principle
Dr. Ed Moses (LLNL)
18:15Coffee break
18:30Advances in the UK and Europe
Prof. John Collier (HiPER)
18:50A perspective from UK industry
Alain Chevalier (AMEC)
19:10The contribution of UK science
Prof. Sir Peter Knight (Institute of Physics)
19:30Questions
Chairman - Prof. Colin Whitehouse (STFC and Chair of the Research and Development Society)
20:00Buffet reception (City of London rooms)
22:00Close


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