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  Contact: Lynda Seaver
  Phone: (925) 423-3103
May 20, 2008

Centenary celebration looks at the scientific legacy of renowned physicist Edward Teller

WHAT: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Edward Teller, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting a special full-day symposium on the scientific legacy of one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century. While he is best known for his work in national security as well as co-founding the Laboratory, Teller’s legacy includes some of the most fundamental insights into the quantum behaviors of molecules and their spectra, nuclei, surfaces, solid state and spin systems, and plasmas. The daylong symposium consists of presentations and historical reflections on, Teller’s scientific career, followed by specialized lectures in fields of science, technology and education where he made seminal contributions. The Laboratory, University of California, Hertz Foundation and Hoover Institution of Stanford University are co-sponsors. More information on the symposium is available at
WHO: Speakers include Lab Director George Miller; former LLNL Director Bruce Tarter; former Los Alamos National Lab Director Siegfried Hecker; Hans Mark, from the University of Texas at Austin; Robert Littlejohn from UC Berkeley; Steven Rose, Imperial College; Nathaniel Fisch, Princeton University, and more.
WHEN: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008
WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore
NOTE: Press members interested in attending may contact the Laboratory’s Public Affairs Office at (925) 423-6627 to make arrangements for credentials.

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