NIF experimental campaign highlighted by Physical Review Letters

Feb. 10, 2014- 
Demonstrating the controlled fusing of deuterium and tritium (hydrogen isotopes), such that more energy is produced than is used to create the fusions, is one of the stated goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Two papers published Feb. 5 in Physical Review Letters describe the "high-foot" series of experiments begun last spring, which bring NIF closer to achieving this goal. In "Des...

Lawrence Livermore scientist selected as SPIE Fellow

Feb. 6, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Steve Payne was recently selected as a fellow of SPIE, an international professional society for optics and photonics.Payne, an active SPIE participant since the mid-1980s, is the group leader for sensor materials and measurements in the Lab's Materials Sciences Division and is the associate program leader for...

Lawrence Livermore announces significant step in the construction of a next-generation ultra-high power laser system

Feb. 4, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. --Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has awarded a major subcontract to FEMTOLASERS Produktions GmbH (based in Vienna, Austria) as part of the construction of a revolutionary high-power laser system for the European ELI-Beamlines science facility in the Czech Republic. LLNL is constructing the "High Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System" (HAPLS) for the...

Media Advisory: Lawrence Livermore to announce significant step in the construction of next-generation laser system

Feb. 3, 2014- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Femtolasers will announce a new partnership.WHAT: Following an international competitive tender, LLNL will announce Femtolasers as the winning bidder for supply of a cutting-edge short pulse front-end, which will seed the High Repetition Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser system (HAPLS), currently under development for the Extreme Light...

Registration now open for the annual Tri-Valley 'Expanding Your Horizons' Conference

Jan. 30, 2014- 
Registration is now open for the 36th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference to be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Las Positas College Gymnasium, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 14. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The daylong event is held for girls, grades 6-9, to increase interest in and foster awareness of careers in math and...

Trish Damkroger selected one of HPCWire's 2014 'People to Watch'

Jan. 28, 2014- 
Trish Damkroger, LLNL deputy associate director for Computation, has been named one of the "People to Watch" in High Performance Computing (HPC) for 2014 by HPCWire, the online news service covering supercomputing. Damkroger, who has served in numerous leadership positions in the Computation Directorate, is the chair for the Supercomputing Conference 2014 (SC14), which brings together global...

Lab scientist named vice president of materials society

Jan. 27, 2014- 
Patrice Turchi, a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be installed as the 2014 vice president of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) in February.Turchi, who is the group leader of LLNL's Materials Science Division of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, will assume his new role at TMS during the organization's 2014...

The Flame Challenge is on: What is color?

Jan. 23, 2014- 
How well do you know science? Do you know it well enough to explain it to a fellow scientist, engineer or your boss? What about a news reporter, college or high school student? Or, the ultimate challenge, a fifth-grade student? That is what the Flame Challenge is all about: encouraging scientists to voluntarily create ways to communicate complex material simply, clearly and engagingly. 2014...

LLNL's Saturday lectures explore computational modeling

Jan. 15, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 1 and runs through March 1. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the program. The series will offer four lectures with a theme of computational modeling. Topics include exploring nature via computer simulation; fusion modeling; menacing microbes; and simulating the human heart on the world...

LLNL's 2013 Year-in-Review edition now online

Jan. 14, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore's Newsline month-by-month highlights from 2013 are available on the Web in the 2013 Year-in-Review edition. As in the past, listings are in four categories: Science and technology; People; Operations; and Awards and recognition. The 2013 Year-in-Review will appear only electronically; there will be no print edition. The Web-based format offers the advantage of providing...

Lab physicist selected for Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering

Jan. 13, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Miguel Morales has been selected for a 2014 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (PECASE) for his leading edge research in condensed matter physics.Using advanced computational techniques such as density functional theory and quantum Monte Carlo, Morales studies materials at extreme pressure and temperature on some of the...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's top 10 stories of 2013

Dec. 30, 2013- 
In 2013, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory continued six decades of scientific and technical achievement for national security, energy, the environment and basic science. Livermore technological innovation in such areas as high performance computing, micro-technology and energy also contribute to the nation's global economic competitiveness and quality of life. Because it is difficult to...

NNSA's Kusnezov visits the Navajo Nation to discuss Energy and STEM education

Dec. 18, 2013- 
Dimitri Kusnezov, chief scientist and director of the Office of Science and Policy for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), recently visited the Navajo Nation in the four corners area to gain a better understanding of tribal efforts in energy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Steve Grey of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) American...

Consortium awards Lab research and tech transfer

Dec. 16, 2013- 
Two representatives of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) visited LLNL last Monday (Dec. 9) as part of a trip to the Bay Area to visit several federal laboratories.   The pair, Brian Suh, the Far West regional coordinator for the FLC and the director of technology transfer at the San Diego-based U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center, and Rick Shindell, a consultant...

Livermore scientists part of organization that will receive Nobel Peace Prize

Dec. 9, 2013- 
When representatives of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) step forward tomorrow to receive the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, they will do so in large measure because of the contributions from 21 scientific laboratories around the world, including two in the United States. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of the two U.S. laboratories; it has been a...

Baylis named champion for the DOE Minorities in Energy Initiative

Dec. 5, 2013- 
Tony Baylis, director of the Office of Strategic Diversity Programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was recently named as a Department of Energy (DOE) champion of the Minorities in Energy Initiative by DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz during a forum at the White House."It was a privilege to take part in the White House forum. I am honored to have been selected as a champion for...

X-ray imaging of biomolecules technology awarded $25 million

Nov. 8, 2013- 
This is the first Science and Technology Center grant UB has received. With the grant, UB and its partner institutions will establish the Biology with X-ray Free Electron Lasers (BioXFEL) research center, headquartered in Buffalo. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a partner institution of the BioXFEL center.The BioXFEL (pronounced bio-x-fell) center will focus on developing...

LLNL wins four tech transfer regional awards

Nov. 1, 2013- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has again received recognition this year for its work to move breakthrough technologies into the commercial marketplace.Livermore researchers and tech transfer professionals garnered four awards in the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) Far West Regional competition.This year's awards, presented last week during the FLC's three-day regional...

First results from LUX world's most sensitive dark matter detector

Oct. 31, 2013- 
LEAD, S.D. - After its first run of more than three months, operating a mile underground in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a new experiment named LUX has proven itself the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world."LUX is blazing the path to illuminate the nature of dark matter," says Brown University physicist Rick Gaitskell, co-spokesperson for LUX with physicist Dan McKinsey of...

U.S. scientists celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs discovery

Oct. 8, 2013- 
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in physics today to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass.U.S. scientists, including researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), played a significant role in advancing the theory and in...