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Archive – July 2014

The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Garrett W. Tate on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis.
Scientists firing powerful pulses of laser beams in experiments at Livermore's National Ignition Facility have for the first time re-created conditions that exist deep in the cores of the solar system's giant planets.
Until now, scientists’ only insight came from computer models. New work at the U.S. National Ignition Facility, nicknamed NIF, which houses the world’s largest laser, is providing the first hard evidence.