Posts tagged with "Science"

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...