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First Light achieves world first fusion result, proving unique new target technology

First Light Fusion (First Light), the University of Oxford fusion spin-out, today confirms it has achieved fusion. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has independently validated the result.

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The Sunday Times writes about First Light Fusion

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First Light Fusion announces close of Series C fund raises

First Light Fusion, an Oxford-based global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, is pleased to confirm the close of its Series C fund raise, raising $45 million from both existing and new investors.

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First Light reactor concept

This animation shows a view of the reaction vessel in our reactor concept. The target is dropped into the reaction chamber from above, falling under gravity. The projectile is launched downwards on top of the target and catches it up in the centre of the chamber.

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Professor Andrew Randewich joins First Light Fusion’s Scientific Advisory Board

First Light Fusion, a global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Andrew Randewich to its Scientific Advisory Board. Photo UK Ministry of Defence © Crown Copyright (2022).

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First Light Fusion represents UK fusion sector at the UK Government’s Global Investment Summit

First Light Fusion, a global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to appear as one of the twelve showcase companies at the UK Department for International Trade’s Global Investment Summit (“GIS”) which takes place on 19th October.

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UK Science Minister Amanda Solloway MP to launch First Light Fusion’s maiden ‘Big Gun’ fusion campaign

Amanda Solloway MP, UK Science Minister and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science, Research and Innovation, will today visit First Light Fusion’s Oxford HQ and officially fire the first ‘shot’ in First Light’s maiden fusion campaign using its newly completed ‘Big Gun’.

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First Light Fusion Installs UK’s Biggest Two-Stage Hyper-Velocity Gas Gun

First Light Fusion, a global leader in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, has completed construction of a 22-metre-long two-stage gas gun as part of its experimental efforts to develop a simpler, faster, and cheaper route to commercial fusion energy.

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