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Astronomer’s effort to find first atoms sheds light on cosmic ‘Dark Age’

Aug. 10, 2001 -  
Using light from the most distant object known, astronomers have found traces of the first generation of atoms in the universe, 14 billion light years from Earth. The observations are the first of the cosmic “Dark Age” between the Big Bang and the first visible stars and galaxies and allow...

Lab honors Lawrence and his legacy

Aug. 10, 2001 -  
There wasn’t any cake, but plenty of people were on hand to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lab founder Ernest O. Lawrence. The ceremony was held Wednesday in the Visitors Center. NAI Associate Director Wayne Shotts opened the event by commenting on Lawrence’s life and legacies. He...

‘Atom Smasher’ taught science world to think big

Aug. 3, 2001 -  
He was called the “Atom Smasher.” The man who “held the key” to atomic energy. Before the nation knew of the Fat Man and Little Boy, there was the “little man and his giant cyclotron.” In reality, Ernest Orlando Lawrence was not a little man — in physical size as well as scientific stature...

Lawrence’s faith, foresight gave Laboratory confidence to find success after falteri

Aug. 3, 2001 -  
ng Our Laboratory rightly and proudly carries the name Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Without Ernest Lawrence’s foresight and help, the second weapons Laboratory would not have come into existence. Beyond that, Ernest provided crucial assistance to the Laboratory during its early years of...
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First Light: Astronomers Use Distant Quasar To Probe Cosmic 'Dark Age,' Universe Origins

Aug. 3, 2001 -  
Using light from the most distant object known, astronomers have found traces of the first generation of atoms in the universe, 14 billion light years from Earth. The observations are the first of the cosmic "Dark Age" between the Big Bang and the first visible stars and galaxies and allow...

Workshop set for NNSA labs to develop new framework for resolving diversity issues

July 27, 2001 -  
Gen. John Gordon, head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, has tasked the three NNSA laboratories — LLNL, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories — with developing an enhanced framework for resolving workforce diversity issues within the NNSA labs. The framework will first address...
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Security research building gets first OK

July 27, 2001 -  
The new international security research facility is a 64,000-square-foot building that will combine the Lab’s disciplines to assess and counter threats to international security. A new international security research facility designed to allow the Laboratory to conduct state-of the-art analysis on...

Krauss to discuss Lawrence, ‘galactic travelers inside us’

July 27, 2001 -  
Lawrence M. Krauss, an internationally known theoretical physicist, will present “The Atoms Inside Us: Restless Galactic Travelers,” in honor of the centennial celebration of the birth of Ernest O. Lawrence. Krauss’ talk is part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series and takes place at 3:...

DDLS talk to kick off celebration of Lawrence

July 20, 2001 -  
Lawrence M. Krauss, an internationally known theoretical physicist, will present “The Atoms Inside Us: Restless Galactic Travelers,” in honor of the centennial celebration of the birth of Ernest O. Lawrence. Krauss’ talk is part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series and takes place at 3:...

Lab’s ASCI White rated the world’s fastest

July 20, 2001 -  
Four National Nuclear Security Administration supercomputers finished in the top six among the world’s fastest computers. On the list, issued in June by TOP500, the Laboratory took the number one and the number four slots with its ASCI White and ASCI Blue Pacific computers. Both machines are part...

Laboratory names new managers for DNT, Operations Hurd will join Lab’s Strategic Operations

July 20, 2001 -  
Merna Hurd has been named by Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as associate deputy director for Strategic Operations. Her appointment was confirmed Thursday by the University of California Regents and the National Nuclear Security Administration. “Merna brings added value to our senior management team...

Laboratory names new managers for DNT, Operations Goodwin to manage stockpile stewardship

July 20, 2001 -  
Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as associate director for Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment was confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Thursday. “Bruce Goodwin is an outstanding...
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BRUCE GOODWIN SELECTED AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR DEFENSE AND NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES (2001)

July 20, 2001 -  
Dr. Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lawrence Livermore National Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as Associate Director – Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment has been confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). "Bruce...
For article Bruce Goodwin Selected As Associate Director For Defense And Nuclear Technologies

Bruce Goodwin Selected As Associate Director For Defense And Nuclear Technologies

July 20, 2001 -  
Dr. Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lawrence Livermore National Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as Associate Director – Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment has been confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). "Bruce...
For article Merna Hurd Selected As Associate Deputy Director for Strategic Operations

Merna Hurd Selected As Associate Deputy Director for Strategic Operations

July 20, 2001 -  
Merna Hurd has been named by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director C. Bruce Tarter as Associate Deputy Director for Strategic Operations. Her appointment has been confirmed by the University of California Regents and the National Nuclear Security Administration. "Merna brings added value...

Groups focus on growing Lab’s intellectual assets

July 13, 2001 -  
Over the years, the Laboratory has actively sought ways to protect and invest in its intellectual capital. Recruiting and retaining the brightest minds in science and engineering are crucial to the Lab’s continued success in remaining a premier institution to serve the nation’s interests and needs...

MMED a one-stop shop for materials that matter

July 13, 2001 -  
How do those fast-growth KDP crystals become transformed into high precision flat optics for NIF? When the Medical Technology Program needs precision micro-machined tubing to build their breast cancer-detecting Smart Probes, who do they call? Who diamond-turns myriad optics, from a few millimeters...

Love labors to put end to current cancer treatments

July 13, 2001 -  
UCLA professor and noted breast cancer specialist Susan Love envisions a time in the not too distant future when breast cancer — and especially today's treatment of it — will be a thing of the past. “I'm very, very excited. We're heading into a whole new era with breast cancer. I think we can...

DNA link between man and mouse

July 13, 2001 -  
Earlier this year, researchers mapping the human genome estimated that human DNA contains about 30,000 genes. Now, based on the first-ever look at comparable sections of human and mouse DNA, a team of Walnut Creek-based Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists has confirmed that estimate as roughly...

Tarter, Wadsworth thank employees for survey turnout

July 6, 2001 -  
The 2001 Assessing the Workplace Survey administration period ended last Friday. More than 70 percent of Laboratory employees completed and submitted surveys. “I am very pleased with this response,” Director Bruce Tarter said. “I want to thank employees for taking the survey to tell us what they...