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Laboratory Scientists Complete One of the Longest High Capacity Laser Communication Links In Existence

April 29, 2002 -  
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have successfully completed a 28-kilometer high-capacity laser communication link between the Laboratory and Mount Diablo. "This represents one of the longest terrestrial high-capacity air-optics links currently in existence," said Tony Ruggiero...

Administration Directorate reorganizes HR functions

April 26, 2002 -  
To help the Laboratory address its workforce needs more effectively, the Administration Directorate will undergo a series of organizational changes. These changes will add efficiency to Laboratory operations and maximize existing resources. In recognition of the critical nature of human resource...

Health care ‘chaos’ presents challenges, changes for UC options

April 26, 2002 -  
Reflecting a nationwide trend, health care in California “is in something of a state of chaos,” Michele French, executive director for Workforce Planning in the UC Office of the President, told Lab employees Wednesday. “It’s likely to stay that way for awhile.” French described the state of flux in...

Scientists complete laser link between Lab, Mount Diablo

April 26, 2002 -  
Scientists have successfully completed a 28-kilometer high-capacity laser communication link between the Laboratory and Mount Diablo. “This represents one of the longest terrestrial high-capacity air-optics links currently in existence,” said Tony Ruggiero, principal investigator on the project to...

Livermore Lab Broadens Its Public Tour Program

April 24, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is expanding its public tour program to offer more tours each month, as well as more stops along the way. The all-new, retooled community tours will include: • A peek inside the Biology &...
For article Livermore Lab Physicist to Theorize On Hydrogen’s Equation of State in Jupiter

Livermore Lab Physicist to Theorize On Hydrogen’s Equation of State in Jupiter

April 21, 2002 -  
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. � Through laser experiments, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicists determined that deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, turns into a metal at a higher density than research performed at Sandia National Laboratory. The behavior of hydrogen at extreme pressures provides...

High-pressure hydrogen sheds light on Jupiter

April 19, 2002 -  
Through laser experiments, Lab physicists determined that deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, turns into a metal at a higher density than research performed at Sandia National Laboratory. The behavior of hydrogen at extreme pressures provides crucial information on how Jupiter, made primarily of...

Diversity speaker Elliott delivers the shocking truth about racism in America

April 19, 2002 -  
Racism is not only alive and well in America, it permeates every level of our society and is taught in our schools and homes, diversity trainer Jane Elliott told a Lab audience recently. “I am a racist. I was born, raised and educated in this country. But I wasn’t born a racist. There is no gene...

Introducing ‘MyLLNL,’ a new way for employees to surf the intranet

April 19, 2002 -  
MyLLNL is an intranet “portal,” a new way to access Laboratory unclassified information. The portal is a single point of entry to the LLNL intranet that can be personalized to access a wealth of information, knowledge, and expertise Labwide. MyLLNL will be available to anyone at LLNL with access to...

Security challenges underscore importance of materials research

April 12, 2002 -  
The post September 11 terrorist threat environment has “created an intense and compelling set of concerns” and is challenging the scientific community to develop new countermeasures on “an accelerated timeframe,” Deputy Director for Science and Technology Jeff Wadsworth told a plenary session of...

UC committee to begin interviews for Lab’s next director later this month

April 12, 2002 -  
Interviews of candidates for the Lab’s next director will take place later this month. The candidates will be interviewed by a special advisory committee appointed by the University of California. The committee includes two Lab representatives — Cynthia Nitta of Defense and Nuclear Technologies and...

Jolt of energy for fusion research

April 12, 2002 -  
In 20 to 30 years, the energy industry could start building heavy ion fusion power plants that would generate electricity from fusion energy. A heavy ion fusion power plant uses intense ion beams focused on a small target to create a small thermonuclear reaction. The Lab’s heavy ion fusion group,...

Terascale facility will house next supercomputer

April 5, 2002 -  
Construction of the Terascale Simulation Facility officially got underway in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday attended by Rep. Ellen Tauscher, community leaders and Laboratory officials. “This groundbreaking highlights a particular technology area and programmatic element that has been...

Effort to implement survey’s recommendations under way

April 5, 2002 -  
By Tommy Smith AADP The Laboratory is committed to implementing the recommendations produced by the Employee Survey Action Teams as quickly and effectively as possible. To ensure successful implementation, Administration AD Jan Tulk, who co-chaired the Survey Action Steering Committee, has...

Research facility will analyze threats to national security

April 5, 2002 -  
A new facility that will assist Laboratory researchers in conducting analyses of national security threats from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction took a major step toward reality Thursday. With Rep. Ellen Tauscher, University of California Vice-President John McTague, Laboratory...
For article Contract Signed For Construction Of Supercomputing Facility At Livermore Laboratory

Contract Signed For Construction Of Supercomputing Facility At Livermore Laboratory

April 4, 2002 -  
The University of California and M.A. Mortenson Company’s Advanced Technology Group have signed a contract for construction of the facility that will house the next generation of supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Terascale Simulation Facility (TSF) will be home to the...
For article Construction Nears For Laboratory’s New International Security Research Facility

Construction Nears For Laboratory’s New International Security Research Facility

April 4, 2002 -  
A new facility that will assist Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers in conducting analyses of national security threats from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction took a major step toward reality today. With Rep. Ellen Tauscher, University of California Vice-President John...

DDLS speaker links artifacts to cosmos

March 29, 2002 -  
In the southeastern portion of the rocks and wooden posts encircling Stonehenge are the bones of animals and human cremations that were “placed carefully in the post holes.” The placement of these objects correlates with the most southerly rising of the moon. “It mattered where they were putting...

Group examines plans to trim workload ‘burdens’

March 29, 2002 -  
Recently, NNSA Administrator John Gordon unveiled his plans to eliminate a layer of field management and to re-engineer the operations of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex. As input to NNSA’s re-engineering efforts, each NNSA lab and production site was asked to submit a report recommending...

Physicist named Fullbright Scholar

March 29, 2002 -  
March 29, 2002 If all goes according to plan, physicist Charles Carrigan and his family will be on a jet to England come July 1. And he won’t be on vacation. Carrigan, who works in the Geosciences and Environmental Technologies Division, has been selected as one of typically 11 recipients of the...