Posts tagged with "Physical & Life Sciences"

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

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

July 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...
For article National Science Board authorizes LSST preliminary design review

National Science Board authorizes LSST preliminary design review

July 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,...
For article LLNL set to host International Lattice Physics Conference

LLNL set to host International Lattice Physics Conference

July 7, 2011 -  
Next week, nearly 400 scientists from around the world will converge at the pristine mountains near Lake Tahoe to discuss all aspects of physics related to the fundamental particles of nature, quarks and gluons that form the matter we observe within our visible universe. They also will discuss the...
For article From the stars to nuclear forensics

From the stars to nuclear forensics

July 5, 2011 -  
Using an instrument originally developed to probe the minute amounts of stellar dust found in meteorites, Kim Knight has developed a technique to analyze raw materials to determine the fallout from a nuclear explosion. Called Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry or RIMS, Knight and LLNL colleague...
For article Yang elected to Fellowship in Institute of Physics

Yang elected to Fellowship in Institute of Physics

July 1, 2011 -  
Lab physicist Lin Yang of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division (CMMD) has been named a fellow of the Institute of Physics in recognition of his "personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession," as well as for his work in dual areas of multi-discipline...
For article Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

June 30, 2011 -  
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high...
For article Increased production of smelly sulfur compound in Southern Ocean tied to climate change

Increased production of smelly sulfur compound in Southern Ocean tied to climate change

June 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- An organic compound that smells like cabbage and has been called the "smell of the sea" could be more sensitive to global climate change than commonly believed. In a recent report, a Livermore researcher, along with colleagues from Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories...
For article New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever

New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever

May 17, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses. Aerogels are a class of materials that exhibit the...
For article Laboratory scientists win three Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards

Laboratory scientists win three Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards

May 11, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have earned $7.5 million in funding through the Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Early career is defined as principal investigators (PIs) who are within 10 years of receiving a...
For article Foot and mouth disease may spread through shedding skin cells

Foot and mouth disease may spread through shedding skin cells

May 9, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Skin cells shed from livestock infected with foot and mouth disease could very well spread the disease. In a new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Michael Dillon proposed that virus-infected skin cells...