Posts tagged with "Defense"

Scientists design conceptual asteroid deflector and evaluate it against massive potential threat

Mar. 15, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids and evaluated whether it would be able to nudge a massive asteroid – which has a remote chance to hitting Earth in 2135 – off...

Foster Medal awarded to Victor H. Reis, 'architect' of Stockpile Stewardship Program

Nov. 9, 2017 -  
It was 1993. The Cold War was over. The U.S. had declared a moratorium on nuclear testing, and a new strategy of ensuring the safety and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent would soon be needed. Victor “Vic” Reis, then the Department of Energy ’s assistant secretary of Defense Programs,...

Victor H. Reis to be awarded John S. Foster Jr. Medal for contributions to nuclear security

Aug. 8, 2017 -  
For more than 50 years, Victor Reis has dedicated his career to advancing science and technology in support of U.S. national security. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to the nation, he has been named the third recipient of the John S. Foster Jr. Medal . Established by...

Lab physicist's sensor work wins DARPA award

Dec. 22, 2016 -  
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineer and physicist Vincent Tang as a Program Manager of the Year for 2016, recognizing him for leading a program involving multiple agencies to develop and deploy networked sensors for dynamic,...

Lab helps field source physics experiment

Nov. 1, 2016 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team played a key role in fielding the recent Source Physics Experiment (SPE-6) detonated at the N evada National Security Site (NNSS). This SPE-6 test, was conducted Oct. 12 and was the last of a series of six underground, high-explosive tests...

Lab physicist receives DoD award

Aug. 1, 2016 -  
Lab employee Craig Wuest has received one of the top civilian awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). A citation accompanying the award - the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service – highlights Wuest’s work to strengthen DoD’s nuclear survivability posture...
Viper Shaped Charge

The art of shaping experimental design

Jun. 20, 2016 -  
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers was honored with the Neill Griffiths Award this month, recognizing the most significant contribution to shaped charge technology. The award was presented at the annual International Symposium on Ballistics. The research helped...

From grassland to 21st century science

Sep. 25, 2015 -  
Sixty years ago, the UC Radiation Laboratory began testing high explosives at what would become one of the nation’s most sophisticated non-nuclear weapons testing sites, an 11 square-mile plot of rural grassland tucked away in the steep ravines and tawny rolling hills near the Alameda-San Joaquin...
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Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 -  
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science. The top stories of the year are a reflection of...

Livermore team successfully leads important test of a conventional warhead for the DoD

Oct. 29, 2013 -  
LLNL served as technical lead and integrator on an important test to assess a new conventional warhead designed by the Lab. Dave Hare, Livermore's program manager of the test, called it an "unequivocal success." Below is the press release from the Department of Defense Defense Department...