Posts tagged with "Weapons"


Lawrence Livermore scientist develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons

Nov. 20, 2014 -  
Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded the 2015 Surety Transformation Initiative (STI) Award from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Enhanced Surety Program. The STI award aims to...
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Lab engineer receives Air Force award

Oct. 29, 2014 -  
Lab engineer Scott Couture has received an award for Meritorious Civilian Service from the U.S. Air Force for his work as principal adviser for Nuclear Plans and Policies to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning presented the award to Couture during a...

STEM women part of tri-lab team cutting boundaries

Aug. 26, 2014 -  
The Department of Energy's 17 national laboratories employ brilliant minds, addressing the greatest science and technology issues facing our planet from climate change and energy solutions to space exploration to national security. Amid these are three nuclear weapons laboratories that share the...

Laboratory publishes national security book

May. 30, 2014 -  
LLNL has published its first electronic book, or e-book. The 139-page book, "Strategic Latency and World Power: How Technology is Changing Our Concepts of Security," has been published by the Lab through its Center for Global Security Research (CGSR). Book editors are Zachary Davis, a senior fellow...

Celebrating 25 years of high explosive research

May. 22, 2014 -  
This year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 's (LLNL) High Explosives Applications Facilit y (HEAF) celebrates a milestone - 25 years as a center of excellence for the research, development, synthesis, formulation and characterization of explosives. The creation of HEAF stemmed from the...

Lawrence Livermore receives prestigious defense industry recognition

Mar. 31, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Precision Strike Association (PSA) has awarded the 18th annual William J. Perry Award to the BLU-129/B team, which includes researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The award honors the immediate and long-term impact the BLU-129/B has had and will have...

White captures second award for nuclear forensics work

Nov. 15, 2013 -  
For the second time, Lab physicist Roger White, a designer in B-Division from the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate, has received an award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency ( DTRA ) for his work in post-detonation nuclear forensics. White was named the "top contributor of the...

Physicist Jim Hammer receives prestigious Edward Teller Award

Sep. 23, 2013 -  
Jim Hammer, a physicist in the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate (WCI) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a recipient of the 2013 Edward Teller Medal. The Fusion Energy Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) presented the award recently during the International Inertial...

Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Aug. 26, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- In the early morning hours of Aug.13, Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility (NIF) focused all 192 of its ultra-powerful laser beams on a tiny deuterium-tritium filled capsule. In the nanoseconds that followed, the capsule imploded and released a neutron yield of...