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December 7, 2001
NR-01-12-04

LLNL Kicks Off Plans to Celebrate 50th Anniversary



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LIVERMORE, Calif — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory officially kicked off its plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday with the unveiling of a new celebration logo.

Laboratory Director C. Bruce Tarter unveiled the logo during a special "State of the Laboratory" presentation, in which he outlined a number of activities that will mark the Lab’s anniversary.

The logo, featuring the Lab’s initials in red, white and blue, commemorates 50 years of "Making History, Making a Difference."
"We are calling attention to what will be a special year and a special milestone for our Laboratory," said Tom Isaacs, who directs the Laboratory’s Office of Policy, Planning and Special Studies. Isaacs is also the chair of the Lab’s 50th anniversary committee.

The logo will be used throughout the lab’s 50th year. The Lab officially celebrates its anniversary in September 2002. In coming months the Lab will honor a half century of achievements via special panel discussions various symposia, and a number of special publications commemorating Laboratory people and their scientific and technological contributions to the nation. Also planned are an open house, community tours of various Lab facilities and much more.

More information on the 50th anniversary will appear on the Lab’s Website.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national nuclear security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the National Nuclear Security Administration/Department of Energy.


Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory that develops science and engineering technology and provides innovative solutions to our nation's most important challenges. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.