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|Contact: Lynda Seaver
Phone: (925) 423-3103
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2003
COMMEMORATION TO HONOR DR. EDWARD TELLER
LIVERMORE, Calif. - A special commemoration honoring the late Dr. Edward Teller will be held at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. George Shultz, former Secretary of State during the Reagan Administration and a longtime colleague and friend of Dr. Teller's, will be the keynote speaker.
Teller, who dedicated his life to science, education, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and national security, died in his Stanford home Sept. 9. He was 95. Though Teller had retired in 1975, he continued to work regularly at both the Lab, where he was Director Emeritus, and the Hoover Institution, where he was a Senior Fellow, until just days before his death.
Elected officials, international dignitaries, longtime colleagues, friends and family will pay tribute to Teller.
Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio will preside over the ceremony, which will include memorial videos, musical recitals, readings of Dr. Teller's poetry and a color guard presentation.
The ceremony will close with remarks by Wendy and Paul Teller, the children of Dr. Teller.
The memorial is by invitation only and is presented by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the University of California.
Media who wish to attend must call (925) 423-6627. No media will be allowed into the memorial. However, media may watch the ceremony via closed circuit TV from the Laboratory press room, located in Trailer 6575. Broadcast media will be able to patch into the broadcast.
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national 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 U.S. Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administration.
Laboratory news releases and photos are also available electronically on the World Wide Web of the Internet at URL http://www.llnl.gov/PAO and on UC Newswire.