The announcement Tuesday of a “net energy gain” using thermonuclear fusion at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California was met with excitement across the world, including Wisconsin.

UWM Physics Professor Doctor Philip Chang marveled at the conditions that were reproduced in a lab.

“The conditions achieved is far more extreme than the sun,” he said. “The density is 100-times that of lead, the temperature is about 10-times hotter than the center of the sun.”

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