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Saint Helena Virtual Forum

Recent Milestones, Current Status and Future Prospects for
Nuclear Fusion as a Viable Energy Source

February 28, 2023, from 5:30-6:30 PST

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Mordecai D. ("Mordy") Rosen

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

David Freed

Screenwriter Author 

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist 


 Dr. Mordecai “Mordy” Rosen, an acclaimed Plasma Physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist, David Freed. Forum guests will be introduced by board Chair, Doug Barr.


Dr. Rosen has worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 1976 . He studies fusion

reactions created at the National Ignition Facility, the world’s largest laser. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), winner of the Teller Medal of the American Nuclear Society for his role in creating a new field: High Energy Density Physics, and winner of the APS Excellence in Plasma Physics Award for designing the world's first laboratory x-ray laser. Dr. Rosen has a B.Sc. in physics/math from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Plasma Physics from Princeton University. 

David Freed is a screenwriter, author, and former investigative journalist for the Los Angeles times. He was an individual finalist for the Pulitzer Prize’s Gold Medal for Public Service and shared a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper’s coverage of the Rodney King riots. Freed is a frequent contributor to national magazines including: Air and Space, Smithsonian, and The Atlantic. He currently teaches creative writing at the Harvard extension school.

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