Posts tagged with "Science"

NIF experiments show initial gain in fusion fuel

Feb. 19, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Ignition -- the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel -- has long been considered the "holy grail" of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have "fuel gains" greater...

Dona Crawford selected for California Council on Science and Technology

Feb. 18, 2014 -  
Dona Crawford, associate director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected as a member of the California Council on Science and Technology ( CCST ). The council is an assembly of corporate CEOs, academics, scientists and scholars who are leaders in their...

Uncovering the secrets of tularemia

Feb. 16, 2014 -  
Tularemia is endemic in the northeastern United States, and is considered to be a risk to biosecurity -- much like anthrax or smallpox -- because it has already been weaponized in various regions of the world. At the 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, which started Saturday and continues...

Q&A with Kevin Griffin: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM

Feb. 11, 2014 -  
In honor of Black History Month, the African-American Body of Laboratory Employees (ABLE) and the Office of Strategic Diversity Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be highlighting the accomplishments of several members of our African American employee population. They will share...

NIF experimental campaign highlighted by Physical Review Letters

Feb. 10, 2014 -  
Demonstrating the controlled fusing of deuterium and tritium (hydrogen isotopes), such that more energy is produced than is used to create the fusions, is one of the stated goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Two papers published Feb. 5 in Physical Review Letters describe the "high-foot...

Lawrence Livermore scientist selected as SPIE Fellow

Feb. 6, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientist Steve Payne was recently selected as a fellow of SPIE, an international professional society for optics and photonics. Payne, an active SPIE participant since the mid-1980s, is the group leader for sensor materials and...

Lawrence Livermore announces significant step in the construction of a next-generation ultra-high power laser system

Feb. 4, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has awarded a major subcontract to FEMTOLASERS Produktions GmbH (based in Vienna, Austria) as part of the construction of a revolutionary high-power laser system for the European ELI-Beamlines science facility in the Czech Republic...

Media Advisory: Lawrence Livermore to announce significant step in the construction of next-generation laser system

Feb. 3, 2014 -  
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Femtolasers will announce a new partnership. WHAT: Following an international competitive tender, LLNL will announce Femtolasers as the winning bidder for supply of a cutting-edge short pulse front-end, which will seed the High Repetition Rate...

Registration now open for the annual Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Jan. 30, 2014 -  
Registration is now open for the 36th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference to be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 14. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The daylong event is held...

Trish Damkroger selected one of HPCWire's 2014 'People to Watch'

Jan. 28, 2014 -  
Trish Damkroger, LLNL deputy associate director for Computation , has been named one of the "People to Watch" in High Performance Computing (HPC) for 2014 by HPCWire, the online news service covering supercomputing. Damkroger, who has served in numerous leadership positions in the Computation...