Nuclear scientist Marv Adams explains what happened in the successful fusion experiment

Nuclear scientist Marv Adams explains what happened in the successful fusion experiment

Marv Adams, deputy administrator for defense programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration explained what happened in the successful fusion experiment with a prop.
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Holding up a cylinder similar to the one used in the experiment he walked the audience through the process and it’s implications, concluding jokingly that his department was now hiring.

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41 Responses

  1. Woozy says:

    Everyone would love science if this guy explained it all to us

  2. Ivar The Boneless says:

    I have the utmost respect for people who dedicate their lives to improve the conditions on earth. I am in awe of the collective intellect behind all of this.
    By far the most exciting news I’ve read in quite a while. So humbling.

  3. Mi shiru says:

    He sounds so proud, that’s amazing what they managed to do! Congratulations to the team and everyone else who contributed to this!

  4. Jet Sawbones says:

    This is exactly the kind of public facing image that is needed in science. Not just to explain vast complexities in the simplest form but also to inspire the younger generations.

  5. TQM says:

    I remember my dad was trying to explain what fusion was after watching Back to the Future in the 90s (cuz of the fusion reactor). He said something like “fusion isn’t currently possible because we don’t have a container big and stable enough to be able to contain the output of fusion”. I figured it was something that I’d never get to see in my lifetime, and that was that.

    So to see this incredible breakthrough is mindblowing. Many thanks and congrats to the team that made it happen!

    • LtdJorge says:

      ​@GalactiCadetcold fusion has been done? What?

    • squirlnuts bigsack says:

      @Russell M not so primitive, isn’t that how a modern nuclear reactor works? Hot radioactive rods submerged in cooling towers generating steam to push the steam turbine? Rinse, and repeat lol

    • squirlnuts bigsack says:

      @JPC right ie “free energy” carbon fuel free energy or whatever you wanna call it. Not to mention on some level they exceeded the speed of light which is fckn huge all on its own. This was a win win

    • IcAlot Donthide says:

      RIGHT, never thought it could happen in this life time. The possibilities are endless. I would think more people would be amazed.

    • henry lee says:

      I saw a documentary about a scientist inventing the flux capacitor. He was able to find a young intern and propel him to a different time. It was pretty cool documentary, saw it in a room full of people but I didn’t get why they were laughing at a documentary.

  6. josejimenez896 says:

    I love his level of calmness. There’s no need to “sell” or hype up anything. It’s like when you impressively succeed and you don’t have to worry about going over minor issues. You did it.

    • simon says:

      @Drengodr This is a milestone achievement, but it is a baby-step in making fusion an energy source reality. The energies you’ve listed is for the specific fusion reaction. Lasers supplied 2MJ and they got 3MJ of heat out of it from fusion. However, for the lasers to supply that 2MJ took 300MJ of electricity. There is still a ton of engineering/science work to get this to an overall system energy break-even and a ton of work from there to make it cost-effective to supply energy in this way.

    • Peter Belanger says:

      And it will go nowhere.

    • William Battye says:

      @Neo26 Shut up will ya

    • Niinji Music says:

      this is exclusively hype. if you’re under the impression that this fusion reactor creates more energy than it consumes, you’d be wrong. the misleading lies of omission has kept billions of dollars away from more promising scientific research. they have been doing this for hundreds of years.

    • Shaun D says:

      @Neo26 do you actually know what are you talking about? Because you sound like one of those people that doesnt believe in anything, like always for example when trains couldnt exist. I feel sorry

  7. Come Fast To Get Into My Body says:

    He sounds so proud, that’s amazing what they managed to do! Congratulations to the team and everyone else who contributed to this!

  8. DrMcScroogle says:

    Simply incredible. Well done to everyone involved, you’re paving the way for the future.

  9. Phillip Bell says:

    Make no mistake – this is an important day in the history of humanity. It’s something that school children will study in history class. The pride he exhibits is because he knows how important and amazing this milestone is.

  10. TheJjcczz says:

    This is an amazing first step in reaching real long term stable fusion reactions. Congratulations to everyone involved your work truly will change the world

    • TheJjcczz says:

      @Brian Thomas Even if we had working Fusion reactors today and everyone and everything in the world switch to clean energy in an instant, it wouldn’t stop the damage that’s already done. We’re on a set track at this point and things are going to get worse. All we can do is try and mitigate as much damage as possible while trying to fix the problem, but even then it will take a long time to recover and we likely won’t see that recovery in our lifetime

    • TheJjcczz says:

      @therflash being able to produce more energy than what’s put in is the ultimate goal of fusion power. Regardless of it’s size and design this experiment will provide important information about how to reach that goal

    • Brian Thomas says:

      Let’s hope your enthusiasm makes this a reality pretty soon else it’s just going to be too late. If I was a betting man I’d be backing ” the too late” scenario but live in hope.

    • therflash says:

      It’s not a first step, it’s hardly a step. This is a pulsed device working on vastly different principles.

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