I'm Eric Lerner, CEO and Chief Scientist of LPPFusion, a R&D company working to develop a nuclear fusion device called Focus Fusion. AMA!
FF-1 was built in 2009 and we've used it at LPPFusion since to carry out experiments with the goal of achieving net energy. We've achieved the highest mean ion energy of any fusion project. At present we have two of the three necessary components of the Lawson Criterion: temperature and confinement time. The last one, density, is the one we're tackling with the use of beryllium later in the year. Ask me anything!
You can compare the location where the picture was taken to 1:10 in the trailer for the documentary "Let There Be Light."
Thanks for the questions all! Been fun. Signing off now(9:50 PM EDT)