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Kroll

Unlocking the secrets of hidden earthquakes

Dec. 13, 2018 -  
Growing up in Sonora, a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate researcher Kayla Kroll was fascinated with stars and the solar system. “In high school, I put up glow-in-the-dark constellations in my...
2-micron

Two-micron fill tubes fill two needs

Dec. 12, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility ( NIF ) and General Atomics engineers have created an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) fuel capsule with a 2-micron-diameter fill tube — and along the way, found a solution to a “Bay Bridge”-like dilemma that could have...
lattice

Researchers discover unusual new type of phase transformation in a transition metal

Dec. 11, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have discovered an unusual new type of phase transformation in the transition metal zirconium. The mechanism underlying this new type of phase transition is the first of its kind that has ever been observed, and only could be seen with the...
HOME

Lawrence Livermore's HOME Campaign raises more than $3.7 million for charitable groups

Dec. 10, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.7 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. Through the HOME Campaign,...
metamaterials

Lab develops metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields

Dec. 7, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field, a development that could be applied to next-generation helmets, wearable armor and a host of...
NIF

NIF experiments support warhead life extension

Dec. 6, 2018 -  
It was a normal morning for design physicist Madison Martin at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ). At 7:45 a.m., she settled into her classified workstation with a cup of tea to check the results of a numerical calculation she ran overnight. If the calculations proved correct, the...
glassdoor

Lawrence Livermore among Glassdoor’s ‘best places to work,’ ranked top lab employer

Dec. 5, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 11 th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs...
laser guide star

Guide star leads to sharper astronomical images

Dec. 4, 2018 -  
The laser guide star revolutionized astronomy by revealing large swaths of the sky that had previously been unseen from Earth due to atmospheric distortions. Now astronomy is on the verge of another great leap forward. The Extremely Large Telescope, which is expected to see first light in 2024,...
neuro

LLNL’s neurotech innovation featured at DARPA’s 60th Anniversary Symposium

Nov. 30, 2018 -  
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( DARPA ) held its 60 th Anniversary Symposium in Maryland recently, at which an exhibit for the Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) program featured the flexible neural multielectrode arrays developed by Lawrence Livermore...
For article More than a facelift: Lawrence Livermore's radiochemistry labs receive extensive upgrades

More than a facelift: Lawrence Livermore's radiochemistry labs receive extensive upgrades

Nov. 28, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) continuously upgrades facilities and equipment on the main campus. Infrastructure investments help ensure that scientists, engineers and support staff carry out LLNL’s mission safely and effectively. Building 151 is the latest site of extensive...
optimas

Workforce magazine announces LLNL as a winner of two 2018 Optimas Awards

Nov. 27, 2018 -  
Two programs and teams of employees within the Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM) Department at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) have been honored with gold and silver 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine , a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program,...
nuckolls

Nuckolls honored with John S. Foster Jr. Medal

Nov. 26, 2018 -  
Laboratory leaders past and present filled the Bldg. 482 auditorium on Nov. 8 to pay tribute to one of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's ( LLNL ) most prolific innovators and visionary leaders, former LLNL director John Nuckolls, the 2018 recipient of the John S. Foster Jr. Medal . Seven...
For article DOE machines dominate record-breaking SC18

DOE machines dominate record-breaking SC18

Nov. 20, 2018 -  
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and the 30 th anniversary of the annual International Conference of High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis ( SC18 ), held Nov. 11-16 in Dallas, did not disappoint. The conference, which broke records for attendees and exhibitors, saw...
biobased fuel program

Lawrence Livermore receives USDA award for purchasing bio-based materials

Nov. 15, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) received an award from the United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA ) Bio-preferred Program for purchasing bio-based materials that includes all the compostable products used in Laboratory cafeterias and bio-based cleaning products used by the...
hpc

Call for HPC for Energy Innovation proposals

Nov. 14, 2018 -  
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation ( HPC4EI ) Initiative today issued its first joint solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program ( HPC4Mfg ) and the High Performance Computing for Materials Program ( HPC4Mtls ). The...
HPC wire award

Sierra honored with Top Supercomputing Achievement from HPCwire

Nov. 13, 2018 -  
The high performance computing publication HPCwire on Tuesday handed Lawrence Livermore Laboratory ( LLNL ) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( ORNL ) their Editors’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top Supercomputing Achievement of 2018, recognizing the launch of the world’s two fastest...
clark

Clark wins Davidson Award for Plasma Physics

Nov. 13, 2018 -  
Daniel Clark, leader of NIF’s Capsule Modeling Working Group within LLNL’s Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Program, has been named the winner of the 2018 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics. The annual award is presented by AIP ( American Institute of Physics ) Publishing, in...
sierra

Sierra reaches higher altitudes, takes No. 2 spot on list of world's fastest supercomputers

Nov. 12, 2018 -  
Sierra , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ) newest supercomputer, rose to second place on the list of the world’s fastest computing systems, TOP500 List representatives announced Monday at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis...
For article Lawrence Livermore Director Emeritus Tarter looks back at the history of ‘The American Lab’

Lawrence Livermore Director Emeritus Tarter looks back at the history of ‘The American Lab’

Nov. 12, 2018 -  
Bruce Tarter, director emeritus at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , will discuss the history of the Laboratory and the making of his book, “The American Lab,” at the Livermore Public Library, at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The program will be held in the Community Rooms at the Civic Center...
For article New computing cluster coming to Livermore

New computing cluster coming to Livermore

Nov. 8, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory , in partnership with Penguin Computing , AMD and Mellanox Technologies , will accept delivery of Corona, a new unclassified high-performance computing (HPC) cluster that will provide unique capabilities for Lab researchers and industry partners to explore...