HiPER Launch Event

Scientisits, politicians and press gathered together at the Science Museum in London on 6th October 2008 at a prestigious event to mark the beginning of the three-year Preparatory Phase of the HiPER project.


A short video (approximately 15 minutes long) is available to view by clicking the logo on the rightof this page. To view you will need to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer.

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Written and produced by John Parris. Production by ORCA Media. Acknowledgements to the European HiPER team; the National Ignition Facility (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory); the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (University of Rochester); and General Atomics Inc.


Presentations from the event are available to view.For Flash documents Adobe Flash Player can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.

HiPER Launch Presentation (Flash 4.26 MB)

Michael Tatarakis Presentation (.wmv 14,841 KB) or (.mov 13,403 KB)


A large number of photographs were taken at the event. Please go to the photograph page to view them.