Edward Moses of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a recipient of the 2009 Edward Teller Medal. Moses was cited for his "leadership in the development and completion of the National Ignition Facility" (NIF). As principal associate director for NIF and Photon Science at Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Moses is leading an international effort to perform the first ignition experiments on NIF. He joined NIF in 1999 as a laser scientist and program manager of the AVLIS program after working on a number of laser research projects at Hughes Aircraft and LLNL. He led the development of the Peregine radiation therapy planning tool for the treatment of cancer. He has overseen the construction of NIF, the world's largest and most energetic laser, and is leading the team in gearing up for ignition experiments in 2010.