On Tuesday November 7th 2017 a fusion panel discussion was held on Stanford’s campus. The panel was organized by Virtual Labs, a non-for-profit organization in Silicon Valley. The goal of VLAB is connect entrepreneurs to technologists. Former members of the VLAB group have included managers at some of the valleys’ premier technology companies. The event was organized by Michelle Tsing, a lawyer and an entrepreneur. The panel was moderated by Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh a member of nuclear engineering department at Berkeley. The panel also included Dr. Michele Lebarge from General Fusion, Dr. Thomas McGuire from Lockheed Martin and Ray Rothrock, a former member of Venrock capital. It also included Dr. Matt Thompson from TA Technologies (Tri alpha rebranded, more on this later). I reached out to Michelle and she was gracious enough to share a 90 minute recording of the panel. You can watch the event through facebook - here. After watching this talk, I wrote this quick summary of the event. Enjoy.
A deep analysis of Lockheed Martin's Compact Fusion Reactor Concept, Orginally Published on the Polywell Blog in December 2016.