Posts tagged with "Science"

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...

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...

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...

Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair to expand

Dec. 13, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has announced plans to expand the Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF) it has sponsored for the past 15 years. The fair, affiliated with the Intel Corporation, has served students in Alameda County so successfully that it has become a model for...

Hart returns to head Forensic Science Center

Dec. 8, 2011 -  
A former researcher in the Lab's Forensic Science Center (FSC) has returned to the Laboratory to lead the center. Brad Hart, who worked as a staff scientist at the FSC from 2004 to 2009, has been named the center's director and started his new position in early October. He returns to LLNL after...

Dick Post: A life in service to the country

Dec. 7, 2011 -  
Editor's note: Seventy years ago today, Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, leading to the U.S. involvement in World War II. In memory of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Lab scientist Dick Post shares his experience during that tumultuous time. On Dec. 7, 1941, Dick Post was at work. He...

Jan. 9 deadline for submitting clean energy proposals

Dec. 5, 2011 -  
Energy businesses that would like to collaborate with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory teams of experts to advance clean energy technology through high performance computing (HPC) must submit a one page letter of intent by the close of business Monday, Jan. 9. The initial call for proposals...

Proton beam experiments open new areas of research

Dec. 5, 2011 -  
By focusing proton beams using high-intensity lasers, a team of scientists have discovered a new way to heat material and create new states of matter in the laboratory. Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego;...

Livermore and Russian scientists propose new names for elements 114 and 116

Dec. 1, 2011 -  
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today recommended new proposed names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table. Scientists of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)-Dubna collaboration proposed the names as...

Lawrence Livermore scientists provide support for launch of the Mars Science Laboratory

Nov. 23, 2011 -  
When an Atlas V rocket lifts the Mars Science Laboratory into space, one of the most comprehensive radiological emergency preparedness systems will be on the ground to monitor the launch. In preparation for the launch, now expected to occur this Saturday (Nov. 26), NASA has installed 30...