Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

Compression experiments lead to shocking results

Sep. 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Using acceleration 1 trillion times faster than a jet fighter in a maximum turn, researchers have gained new insight into dynamic compression of aluminum at ultrahigh strain rates. Controlled shock compression has been used for decades to examine the behavior of materials under...

Lab bioscientist looks into origin of viruses

Sep. 16, 2011 -  
Monica Borucki, a scientist in the Lab's Biosciences and Biotechnology Division has won a 1-year contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The $415,000 contract will fund a research project staffed by a team of six Lab scientists that will study how to better determine the origin of a...

Bruce Remington awarded prestigious Edward Teller Medal

Sep. 14, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Bruce Remington, group leader for material dynamics in the National Ignition Facility Directorate's High Energy Density Experiments Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is the recipient of the 2011 Edward Teller Medal. The Fusion Energy Division of the...

LLNL researcher awarded $2.4 million from NIH

Aug. 19, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher Pejman Naraghi-Arani has been awarded $2.4 million by the National Institutes of Health under the Partnerships for Biodefense Program, which aims to develop various tools that can be applied to detect, mitigate the effects of or protect against a...

Lab dominates technology transfer awards

Aug. 18, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory once again is receiving honors for its efforts to move breakthrough ideas from the Lab into the marketplace. The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer is a national network of federal laboratories that develops strategies...

Moon and Earth may be younger than originally thought

Aug. 17, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- New research using a technique that measures the isotopes of lead and neodymium in lunar crustal rocks shows that the moon and Earth may be millions of years younger than originally thought. The common estimate of the moon's age is as old as 4.5 billion years old (roughly the...

Lab and Spain sign agreement to collaborate on fusion

Aug. 3, 2011 -  
The Laboratory has signed a memorandum of understanding to engage in joint research and to promote the exchange of personnel with Spain's Instituto de Fusion Nuclear (IFN), a research institute of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) to explore the highest level of nuclear fusion research...

Lindl, Rosen, Santer and Spencer named Distinguished Members Technical Staff

Jul. 19, 2011 -  
Four Laboratory employees have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. John Lindl of the NIF and Photon Science...

LLNL's Yuan Ping receives 2011 Katherine E. Weimer Award

Jul. 15, 2011 -  
Lab researcher Yuan Ping of the Physics Division has been named the recipient of the American Physical Society's Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP) 2011 Katherine E. Weimer Award. The award, established in 2001, recognizes the contribution and potential of women in plasma science and is given...

National Science Board authorizes LSST preliminary design review

Jul. 8, 2011 -  
The National Science Board has given permission for the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct a preliminary design review for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Livermore has played a pivotal role in the LSST project over the last decade,...