Laser Fusion

HiPER - Laser Fusion

The continuation of HIPER - HIPER Plus
Proposal for a new 'direct-drive' laser-fusion programme in the EU

The aim of this consortium under creation is to prompt the European laser-fusion community to rejuvenate the enthusiasm that spawned the pioneering 'HIPER' project, and to work together to set the building blocks of a new related EU project.

Our initiative is timely also because of the very encouraging results obtained at the NIF facility in the US, where a recent laser fusion experiment nearly reached the ignition threshold (read the news here

Letter of HIPER Plus promotion (here attached)
The continuation of HIPER-HIPER Plus proposal for a new 'direct-drive' laser-fusion program in the UE

Letter of HiPER Plus sustainability (more here)
An evaluation of sustainability and societal impact of laser direct-drive fusion technologies: a case for a new research infrastructure

The initiative has recently been approved and is fully supported by the Beam Plasmas and Inertial Fusion Board of EPS

If you are wiling to join the action and be part of the collaboration agreement under development, please contact the responsible person below. The expression of interest can be signed by individual researchers or bu group ñeaders, laboratories/organizations legal representatives in the case where the research group, the laboratory or the organization is the participant. 

Contact person: Luca Volpe (