Posts tagged with "Science"

Lab entertains thousands during Science Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Nov. 8, 2011 -  
On Sunday, Nov. 6, more than 21,000 people crowded AT&T Park for a day of hands-on experiments, exhibits, games and shows during Science Discovery Day at AT&T Park. The event was the culmination of the Bay Area Science Festival's week-long science festivities, which featured more than 100...

Bay Area Science Festival to offer weekend fun

Nov. 2, 2011 -  
The Lab has been a proud supporter of the first annual Bay Area Science Festival, an event that brings together an unprecedented brain trust of the region's scientific and educational partners to produce one of the largest science-based events ever held in the United States, featuring more than 100...

Lab-based PCR research most accessed article in August

Nov. 1, 2011 -  
A scientific paper written by a team of LLNL researchers and engineers was the most-accessed article for the month of August for the international journal Analyst . The paper, describing a device for the sub-three-minute amplification of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) using polymerase chain reaction (...

Fun with Science at the Discovery Center

Nov. 1, 2011 -  
Family and friends of Lab employees are invited to the popular "Fun with Science" show hosted by the Public Affairs Office. Space is available for the following: Saturday, Nov. 5 Session 1: 10:30 a.m.-noon Session 2: 12:30-2 p.m. Location: Discovery Center Designed for children at the fifth grade...

Lab team helps measure femtosecond pulses of X-ray free electron

Oct. 20, 2011 -  
An international team including three LLNL researchers have measured for the first time the spatial and temporal coherence of a single femtosecond X-ray pulse generated by the first hard X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL), the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), at the SLAC National Accelerator...

Reed elected to executive board of the International Council for Science

Oct. 18, 2011 -  
Lab Physicist Kennedy Reed was elected to the executive board of the International Council for Science (ICSU). ICSU is a non-governmental organization with a global membership of national scientific bodies (such as national scientific academies) representing 141 countries, and 30 International...

Lab biophysicist invents improvement to Monte Carlo technique

Oct. 17, 2011 -  
Jerome P. Nilmeier, a biophysicist working in computational biology, is willing to bet his new research will provide a breakthrough in the use of the Monte Carlo probability code in biological simulations. Working with Gavin E. Crooks at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, David D. L. Minh at Argonne,...

Former LLNL postdocs are PECASE recipients

Oct. 5, 2011 -  
Former Laboratory postdocs Fotini Katopodes Chow and Logan Liu were among the recently announced winners of this year's Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Both were nominated by LLNL. Chow, currently an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering...

LLNL helps open a new era of plasma nuclear science

Sep. 29, 2011 -  
In a unique experiment recently published in Physical Review Letters , researchers used the Omega Laser Facility at the University of Rochester to make precise measurements of a fundamental nuclear process -- the elastic scattering of neutrons off heavy forms of hydrogen. This is the first time a...

Greg Bronevetsky receives Presidential Early Career Award

Sep. 27, 2011 -  
The White House announced Monday that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientist Greg Bronevetsky has been named a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for helping advance the state-of-the-art in high performance computing. The...