Posts tagged with "Science"

For article Former Lab postdoc receives AFOSR award

Former Lab postdoc receives AFOSR award

Feb. 16, 2012 -  
Kramer Akli has been named one of the recipients of the 2012 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR ) Young Investigator award. Akli completed his original thesis work at LLNL as a graduate student at the University of California, Davis. While at LLNL, he was supported through a Student...
For article Girls to explore science and math careers at conference

Girls to explore science and math careers at conference

Feb. 14, 2012 -  
The 33rd annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference returns on Saturday, Feb. 25, to Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus at 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-9, from Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon...

Media Advisory Lab's 'Science On Saturday' Lecture: Sleuthing Seismic Signals

Feb. 7, 2012 -  
WHO: Lab scientist Sean Ford and teacher Ken Wedel will present, " Sleuthing Seismic Signals: Understanding Earthquake Hazards and Monitoring Nuclear Explosions ," at the next Science on Saturday lecture. WHAT: The probability of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake in the Greater Bay Area during...
For article Lab's Science on Saturday draws standing room only audience

Lab's Science on Saturday draws standing room only audience

Feb. 7, 2012 -  
More than 1,100 local people and more worldwide attended the first lecture in the popular "Science on Saturday" series this past Saturday. For the first time, the program was broadcast over the Internet, allowing participants to interact with the presenter by asking questions during the...
For article LLNL offers another exceptional season of Saturday science lectures

LLNL offers another exceptional season of Saturday science lectures

Jan. 26, 2012 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 4 and runs through March 3. This year's talks cover a wide range of current topics including the Lab's work on the Mercury Messenger; effects of earthquakes; space junk; and restoring sight to the...
For article Optical Society of America names two Lab employees fellows

Optical Society of America names two Lab employees fellows

Jan. 12, 2012 -  
Laboratory employees David Fittinghoff and Edward Moses have recently been elected as fellows of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Fittinghoff, a physicist in the Physics Division, has been recognized for his "foundational work in optical field ionization using ultrashort pulses and innovative...
For article Newsline's year in review now available on Web

Newsline's year in review now available on Web

Jan. 9, 2012 -  
Newsline's month-by-month highlights from 2011 are now online. As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and Technology; People; Operations; and Awards. However, in a departure from past practice, the 2011 Year-in-Review appears only electronically; there will be no print edition...
For article Lab researchers gain microscopic understanding of nuclear fusion

Lab researchers gain microscopic understanding of nuclear fusion

Jan. 4, 2012 -  
Lab scientists have taken a crucial step toward describing thermonuclear reactions from first principles. Over the past decade, progress has been made in understanding the static properties of light nuclei based on realistic interactions among protons and neutrons. But ab initio calculations of...
For article Foy's fun with science a career highlight

Foy's fun with science a career highlight

Dec. 23, 2011 -  
"Wisdom begins with wonder." -- Socrates During a science experiment, Frances Foy helped a fifth grade student dip a blown-up balloon into a container of liquid nitrogen. As the balloon shriveled amid a cloud of white vapor while classmates 'oohed' and 'aahed' in amazement, Foy asked, "What is...
For article Lab researcher clarifies water's ionic conductivity

Lab researcher clarifies water's ionic conductivity

Dec. 14, 2011 -  
Lab researcher Sebastien Hamel of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division's Quantum Simulation Group has resolved a long-standing issue concerning the evaluation of ionic conductivity in fluids using quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) simulations. Quantum simulations have offered new insight into...