Posts tagged with "Weapons"

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...

Charles Verdon selected as Lawrence Livermore principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration

Aug. 21, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Parney Albright has selected Charles Verdon as principal associate director for Weapons & Complex Integration . Verdon has served in this position in an acting capacity since April 2013. "Charlie brings an extraordinarily...

'Route 66 to the Atomic West' class visits the Lab

Aug. 1, 2013 -  
It's the road trip of a lifetime. One professor and 19 students traveling through 11 states in 27 days across the American West to develop an in-depth understanding of western Cold War, urban and cultural history. "Route 66 to the Atomic West" is a class offered by the University of West Florida (...

Lab scientist and engineers train to be inspectors for Test Ban Treaty Organization

Jul. 25, 2013 -  
The Laboratory's Don Felske, Walter Dekin and Sean Ford have traveled to the corners of the globe to train as on-site surrogate inspectors for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). Training has been held in Austria, Jordan, South Korea and,...

Nine scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Apr. 4, 2013 -  
Nine Laboratory scientists have joined the ranks of 14 other researchers by being named members of the Lab's Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers...

LLNL technology wins award

Dec. 14, 2012 -  
A new technology developed by LLNL researchers for detecting nuclear materials has won a first place award in Government Security News magazine's fourth annual Homeland Security Awards competition. The Livermore technology -- the first plastic material capable of efficiently distinguishing neutrons...

Plutonium at 150 years

Dec. 14, 2012 -  
The article below presents a summary of ongoing work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The work is to assess how radioactive decay in plutonium affects its material properties as they relate to the performance of nuclear weapons. This work is a continuation of the joint plutonium aging...