Posts tagged with "Science"

From the stars to nuclear forensics

Jul. 5, 2011 -  
Using an instrument originally developed to probe the minute amounts of stellar dust found in meteorites, Kim Knight has developed a technique to analyze raw materials to determine the fallout from a nuclear explosion. Called Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry or RIMS, Knight and LLNL colleague...

Sequoia earns top ranking on Green500

Jul. 1, 2011 -  
IBM's BlueGene/Q, which will be deployed at the Laboratory in 2012 as Sequoia, has earned the title of the world's most efficient supercomputer from the Green500. A prototype of the BlueGene/Q next-generation system was announced Thursday as No. 1 on the Green500 list. Energy efficiency, including...

Yang elected to Fellowship in Institute of Physics

Jul. 1, 2011 -  
Lab physicist Lin Yang of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division (CMMD) has been named a fellow of the Institute of Physics in recognition of his "personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession," as well as for his work in dual areas of multi-discipline...

High Performance Computing Innovation Center opened

Jun. 30, 2011 -  
The first facility in the Livermore Valley Open Campus was dedicated Thursday, in a ceremony hosted by Laboratory Deputy Director Tom Gioconda and attended by Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Jerry McNerney, Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena, San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson, Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

Jun. 30, 2011 -  
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high...

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visits the Lab

Jun. 28, 2011 -  
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Laboratory Tuesday afternoon for tours and briefings. After an overview, Newsom listened to presentations about the Industrial Partnerships Office, the Livermore Valley Open Campus, high performance computing, 21st century energy projects and educational outreach...

Increased production of smelly sulfur compound in Southern Ocean tied to climate change

Jun. 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- An organic compound that smells like cabbage and has been called the "smell of the sea" could be more sensitive to global climate change than commonly believed. In a recent report, a Livermore researcher, along with colleagues from Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories...

LLNL scientists and engineers capture two awards for top industrial innovations

Jun. 22, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured two awards for developing cutting-edge technologies with commercial potential. A team of LLNL computer scientists and a team of engineers have won awards from the trade journal R&D Magazine for developing advances among the top...

Director search committee at Laboratory on June 22 to gather input

Jun. 15, 2011 -  
The LL NL director search committee will be at the Laboratory on Wednesday, June 22. The purpose of the visit, known as "Lab Day," is two-fold: to gain insights into the Laboratory, its employees, and its future opportunities and challenges; to gather information from representative staff regarding...

Lab to present summer series of 'Fun with Science' show

Jun. 10, 2011 -  
WHO: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is holding a special summer series of its popular "Fun with Science" show. WHAT: Designed for children at the fifth grade level (though it also can be enjoyed by children younger and older), the free program is intended to spark children's interest in...