Lawrence Livermore to lead United States-United Kingdom consortium for demonstrating remote monitoring of nuclear reactors

March 27, 2018- 
LIVERMORE—Harnessing the unusual characteristics of the elusive subatomic particles known as antineutrinos, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will lead a new international multi-laboratory and university collaboration for nonproliferation research. The program will support the development of detection hardware and algorithms to enable improved nonproliferation detector...

The 'Art of Science' casts a creative spotlight on Lawrence Livermore science and technology

March 22, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) researchers use powerful, state-of-the-art tools to gather scientific detail from every conceivable angle, from larger than life to the atomic scale. Imagery captured from these tools, whether it’s one of the world’s fastest supercomputers to the most powerful microscope, offers a unique interplay between science and art and proves that art is...

DOE seeks industry partners for HPC research on materials in applied energy technologies

Feb. 28, 2018- 
The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a funding opportunity totaling $3 million to support projects between U.S. industry and DOE national laboratories related to improving materials in severe or complex environments through the new High Performance Computing for Materials in Applied Energy Technologies (HPC4Mtls) Program. The call for proposals is the first solicitation under the...

Scientists find 'frustration' in battery materials

Feb. 22, 2018- 
Adding carbon atoms to a new type of solid lithium ion battery could make it charge faster and more safely. Solid-state lithium-ion batteries can provide dramatically improved safety, voltage and energy density compared with today’s batteries, which use liquid components. They could be used in electric vehicles, as well as in power electronics. However, they are still in an early stage of...

Protein that prevents further cartilage damage

Feb. 12, 2018- 
There may be a protein in the body that hinders cartilage degradation in patients with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists performed in vivo experiments on animal models of post traumatic osteoarthritis and found that sclerostin (a protein that in humans is encoded by the Sost gene), acts as a protective molecule immediately post...

LLNL's 2017 Year-in-Review hits your browser

Jan. 11, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore's month-by-month highlights from 2017 are available online in the 2017 Year in Review edition of Newsline (a 43-page .pdf doc.). As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2017 Year in Review will appear electronically; there will be no print edition. The web-based format offers the advantage...

Lab's popular Science on Saturday lecture series returns with a look at marvelous machines

Jan. 10, 2018- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St. in Livermore. The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Marvelous Machines." Each lecture is presented by leading LLNL researchers who are joined by master high school science teachers. T...

LLNL researchers garner seven top awards for industrial inventions from R&D Magazine

Nov. 21, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have captured seven awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of the annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Florida. With this year’s results, the Laboratory has now captured a total of 165 R...

A look back at '65 Years of Excellence'

Oct. 5, 2017- 
For 65 years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been making history and making a difference. The outstanding efforts by a dedicated workforce have led to many remarkable accomplishments. The Laboratory’s rich history includes many interwoven stories—from the first nuclear test failure to accomplishments meeting today’s challenges. Throughout its wide range of research activities,...

Laboratory researchers recognized for accomplishments in early and mid-career

July 20, 2017- 
Fifteen Lab scientists and engineers have been named to Lawrence Livermore's (LLNL) third annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program. "Rewarding exceptional early and mid-career employees is key to retaining and developing a world-class workforce," Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein said. "This program recognizes technical staff who have demonstrated significant accomplishments...

Lab instrument will explore asteroid Psyche

June 14, 2017- 
In a few years, an instrument designed and built by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers will be flying hundreds of millions of miles through space to explore a rare, largely metal asteroid.          The Livermore gamma ray spectrometer will be built in collaboration with researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory for the first-ever visit to Psyche,...

Lab instrument will explore asteroid Psyche

June 14, 2017- 
In a few years, an instrument designed and built by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers will be flying hundreds of millions of miles through space to explore a rare, largely metal asteroid.          The Livermore gamma ray spectrometer will be built in collaboration with researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory for the first-ever visit to Psyche,...

Four Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

May 8, 2017- 
Four Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions, as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. Bob Deri of the Engineering Directorate, Frank Graziani of the Weapons and Complex Integration...

LLNL's 2016 Year-in-Review hits your browser

Jan. 10, 2017- 
Lawrence Livermore's month-by-month highlights from 2016 are available online in the 2016 Year in Review edition of Newsline. As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards and Recognition. The 2016 Year in Review will appear electronically; there will be no print edition.The Web-based format offers the advantage of providing links...

UCOP awards grants and fellowships to collaborate with Lawrence Livermore

Dec. 6, 2016- 
The University of California Office of the President awarded more than $14 million to four grants and four graduate fellowships to collaborate with staff scientists at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories.  UC scientists received $7.9 million to work with Lawrence Livermore researchers on two of the research grants and two in-residence graduate fellowships. The award is...

Postdocs shine at Laboratory 'Research Slam!'

Oct. 26, 2016- 
The Laboratory is home to a workforce of world-class scientific talent, a pool that includes a population of 229 postdoctoral researchers, who are a critical component in executing the Lab’s mission. To showcase their diverse projects and to provide an opportunity for them to hone their presentation skills, Laboratory postdocs were invited to participate in Research Slam! 2016, the first of...

Three researchers make 'Forty Under Forty' list

Aug. 30, 2016- 
Diablo Magazine featured three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers in their 2016 "Forty Under Forty" issue. The annual list recognizes young professionals in the East Bay who are leading the charge in their fields. Experimental physicist Tammy Ma was No. 3 on the list for her work developing and executing experiments aimed at creating sustained fusion at the National...

Lab's high performance computing will play major role in Cancer Moonshot initiative

June 29, 2016- 
Vice President Joe Biden and his wfie Jill Biden hosted the Cancer Moonshot Summit Wednesday to announce several efforts to expand cancer research in hopes of finding a cure. The Cancer Moonshot is a new national effort to double the rate of progress - to make a decade's worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in five years - and to ultimately end cancer. Lawrenc...

DOE awards grants to early-career researchers

May 6, 2016- 
The Department of Energy on Tuesday named two Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists among the winners of the prestigious DOE Office of Science’s Early Career Research Program (ECRP) awards, granting them up to $500,000 per year for five years.Félicie Albert, an experimental plasma physicist at the National Ignition Facility and expert in ultrafast X-ray sources and laser-plasma...

LLNL biodetection system bound for space

April 28, 2016- 
A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier — outer space.The Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) is a versatile tool that has been employed for all kinds of studies, from analyzing the purity of infant vaccines to detecting...