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The world’s most powerful laser

In this video, Professor Todd Ditmire shows how the Texas Petawatt laser helps scientists create matter at the most extreme conditions in the universe.

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Three floors down in Robert Lee Moore Hall, the Texas Petawatt Project uses the most powerful laser in the world to create states of matter like those that exist only in exotic reaches of the universe.

Read more about the Texas Petawatt laser in Really Extreme Science: Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in University of Texas at Austin laboratory.