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LLNL Looks To the Future With Strategic Long Range Plan

July 21, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif — Imagine Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory without a nuclear weapons program or as a facility that has a virtual workplace of telecommuters, or one with researchers who move seamlessly between various UC campuses such as Los Alamos, Berkeley and Livermore. These were...

International Standards Association Certifies Laboratory...

July 17, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. — The International Standards Organization has granted Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Engineering Manufacturing & Services Group ISO 9002 certification — a world-wide benchmark for high quality and customer satisfaction in production, installation and service....

Community Survey Cites Strong LLNL Support

July 14, 2000 - LIVERMORE, CA - The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is seen as an important economic resource to the immediate community one that is safe, well managed, protects its national secrets, and is largely supported by its surrounding communities, according to a recent...

Rise of the Tibetan Plateau

June 13, 2000 - WHO: Paul Tapponnier, visiting professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology, and professor and director of the Tectonics Department at the Institute de Physique du Globe in Paris. WHAT: Will discuss his theories on the geologic rise of the Tibet Plateau, which covers almost a...

“Angel Island — Ellis Island Of The West”

June 12, 2000 - WHO: Lydia Lum, staff writer for several Texas newspapers, freelance journalist and photographer. WHAT: Will deliver a talk entitled “Angel Island — The Ellis Island of the West: Immigrant Journeys of Chinese-Americans.” Lum has interviewed and photographed people about the hardships,...

Lab Astrophysicist Wins Tinsley Prize

June 12, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. — Charles Alcock of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been awarded the American Astronomical Society’s Beatrice Tinsley Prize for “exceptionally creative and innovative” work. Alcock was recognized for research into the nature of dark...

LLNL Statement on Los Alamos Security Incident

June 12, 2000 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory officials were aware of the Los Alamos security incident as it was unfolding. We have offered our assistance to Los Alamos, DOE, the FBI and UC and we have conducted our own, parallel review to assure that Livermore assets have not been compromised. All...

Russian Machine Puts Out the Wash with U.S. Plutonium

June 9, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently purchased a plutonium-oxide saltwasher from the Russian Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors. The purchase is part of U.S.-Russian Joint Plutonium Disposition activities. Once...

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY RAISES $16,000 FOR LOS...

May 26, 2000 - LIVERMORE, CALIF. – Employees from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory raised more than $16,000 to assist victims of the Cerro Grande fire in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The money will go directly to assist the employees of DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory whose...

LLNL RESPONSE TO SANDIA STATEMENT ON NIF

May 24, 2000 - Earlier this month, the Secretary of Energy made a decision to move forward with the construction and operation of the National Ignition Facility. We strongly support this decision. It was based on the input and review of a number of external experts and entities. Their reviews considered all...

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE'S COMBAT CODE TO BE HONORED

May 23, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif.--A computer code developed by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for combat simulation is being honored today (May 23) with an award from the Defense Department's Defense Modeling and Simulation Office. The code, the Joint Conflict and...

TAYLOR NAMED LLNL SENIOR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

May 18, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has appointed Lori A. Taylor as Senior Public Information Officer for Community Affairs. Taylor will be serving as a liaison to local community groups and organizations and will be responsible for designing...

LAB TECHNOLOGIES WIN FEDERAL LAB CONSORTIUM AWARDS

May 17, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. The Federal Laboratory Consortium has honored Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for success in transferring two new technologies to the commercial marketplace. On May 10 the Consortium, a nationwide federal laboratory network focused on bringing lab technologies into...

RESEARCHERS UNRAVEL GENOME FOR 'SUPERBUG' BACTERIUM...

May 8, 2000 - WALNUT CREEK- A team of researchers has unraveled in one day'sworkload the entire genome of a harmful bacterium, dubbed the"superbug," that is a leading cause of hospital-acquiredinfections. The effort completed the first phase of genome sequencing (theshotgun sequencing phase) to a level...

LLNL's COOPER CHOSEN "PREMIER 100" INFORMATION...

May 4, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Dr. David M. Cooper, Associate Director forComputation and Chief Information Officer at DOE's Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory's has been named by Computerworld magazine as oneof the "Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2000." In the May 8 issue, Cooper is...

Richardson Announces 160 Acres of Protected Habitat At Lawrence...

April 28, 2000 - Energy, Interior Departments' Partnership Creates "AmsinckiaGrandiflora Reserve" Preservation of a unique ecosystem that will provide a home tomore than 300 species of plants and 95 species of mammals, birds,reptiles and amphibians has been achieved through an agreementannounced today by...

NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY AND GLASS VENDORS ACHIEVE CONTINUOUS...

March 31, 2000 - Editor Note: Photos of the new continuous meltingtechnology are available on the Internet at http://www.llnl.gov/PAO/Newsstand/articles/3-31-00-laserglass.html LIVERMORE, CA - A major laser glass milestone has been achievedfor Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National...

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - AND FOR SCIENCE

March 30, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Now thanks to Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory's high-pressure physics technologies that monitor thewell-being of nuclear weapons, we can explain some mysteries ofmaterials at the center of our planet and understand the formation ofour universe better. And in the near...

LAB SCIENTISTS NAMED FELLOWS OF OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

March 27, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. - Two scientists from Lawrence LivermoreNational Laboratory have been elected fellows of the Optical Societyof America. Stephen Payne, associate program leader in the Lab's Laser Scienceand Technology organization, was recognized for "sustained pioneeringcontributions to...

BREAKTHROUGH DOE/LIVERMORE PROJECT BRINGS MEDICAL WORK TO FORMER...

March 24, 2000 - MOSCOW - The Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore NationalLaboratory (LLNL) signed a contract Wednesday with the AvangardFoundation to support the manufacture of kidney dialysis equipment atthe closed city of Sarov. This is the first time a Department ofEnergy laboratory has signed a...