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Registration deadline extended for San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference

Oct. 18, 2022 - 
The San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference has extended the deadline for registration to Wednesday, Oct. 26. This is the first time since 2019 that SJEYH will be held in person and organizers are hoping to reach pre-pandemic registration numbers.This year marks the 30-year anniversary of SJEYH, an annual conference geared toward young women in grades 6-12, designed to increase...

Remington honored with American Physical Society award

Oct. 17, 2022 - 
Bruce Remington, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been honored with the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2023 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award, which recognizes contributions to understanding condensed matter and non-linear physics through shock compression.   Since 1987, the award — the highest offered...

New method sheds light on solid-state battery fabrication

Oct. 14, 2022 - 
Safe, long-cycle-life batteries with high energy density are greatly needed with the rapid growth of electric devices and vehicles and grid energy storage demands. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have devised a method for the fabrication of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries, which have been recognized as the future choice of safe and high-energy-density...

LLNL celebrates making the impossible possible during 70th anniversary event

Oct. 13, 2022 - 
On Tuesday, Oct. 11, more than 5,000 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees gathered to celebrate the Lab’s 70th anniversary. Throughout the first-ever Employee Engagement Day, dozens of the Lab’s facilities and programs opened their doors for employees to get a close-up look at LLNL’s cutting-edge science and technology. It was a celebration of making the impossible possible...

Lab’s DART team members recollect asteroid impact as NASA confirms mission altered the asteroid’s orbit

Oct. 13, 2022 - 
It was a scene right out of the movies. NASA’s DART spacecraft successfully impacted its asteroid target in the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration at 4:14 p.m. (PDT) on Sept. 26. Two weeks after impact, NASA has confirmed the mission changed the asteroid’s motion in space. “We were anxiously awaiting the spacecraft’s final hours with the DART Investigation Team...

Breaking up is easy to do with copper-titanium catalysts

Oct. 12, 2022 - 
Producing fragrances and flavorings and converting chemicals derived from biomass could get a boost from a new technique to break up hydrogen in nanoporous copper-titanium catalysts. The dissociation (breaking up) of hydrogen bonds is an essential elementary step in catalytic hydrogenation (a chemical reaction between molecular hydrogen [H2] and another compound or element, usually in the...

Kraus honored for inaugural American Physical Society award

Oct. 11, 2022 - 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) research scientist Richard Kraus is the recipient of the inaugural American Physical Society’s 2023 Neil Ashcroft Early Career Award for Studies of Matter at Extreme High Pressure Conditions. Kraus is recognized for his outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions by an early-career scientist to studies of matter at extreme high-pressure...

DOE funds LLNL project to improve differentiation of extreme-scale science applications

Oct. 10, 2022 - 
A high performance computing (HPC) project led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers was one of 22 recently awarded funding by the Department of Energy (DOE) under the 2022 “Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science” (EXPRESS) program. LLNL computational mathematician Tzanio Kolev will serve as principal investigator on the project, which includes LLNL researchers...

Former Lab physicist earns Nobel Prize in Physics

Oct. 5, 2022 - 
John Clauser, an experimental physicist who spent a decade at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with French scientist Alain Aspect and Austrian scientist Anton Zeilinger. The Nobel Committee, made up of members from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, cited the trio for “experiments with entangled photons, establishing...

Earth System Grid Federation launches effort to upgrade global climate data system

Oct. 5, 2022 - 
The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF), an international multi-institutional initiative that gathers and distributes data for top-tier computer simulations of the Earth’s climate, is preparing a series of upgrades that will make using the data easier and faster while improving how the information is curated. A new project called ESGF2, encapsulates the primary U.S. contribution to ESGF,...

New University of California Livermore Collaboration Center to expand collaborations and partnerships

Oct. 5, 2022 - 
The three-building Hertz Hall complex on the east side of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a new look and a new name. Following an extensive nine-month renovation, the buildings now form the University of California Livermore Collaboration Center (UCLCC) and will serve as a University of California (UC) multi-campus hub to expand collaborations and partnerships with...

Lab’s Tom Ramos reflects on ‘From Berkeley to Berlin’

Oct. 3, 2022 - 
Physicist Tom Ramos has had several roles for the past 40 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He served as a member of the nuclear team that developed the X-ray laser for President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, he supported United States arms control negotiations for START, and over a span of seventeen years he created and ran a program for the Department of Defense...

It’s a metal, not a gas: flerovium chemical properties unveiled

Sept. 29, 2022 - 
It could be called better understanding through chemistry. An international research team including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has succeeded in gaining new insights into the chemical properties of the superheavy element flerovium — element 114. The measurements, taken at the at the accelerator facilities of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung...

The people of stockpile stewardship are the key to LLNL’s success

Sept. 28, 2022 - 
The last nuclear test, code-named Divider, took place 30 years ago, on Sept. 23, 1992. That year, President Bush declared a temporary moratorium on nuclear testing, which became permanent during the Clinton administration. This ending of the era of nuclear testing was also the beginning of stockpile stewardship. Leaders from the Department of Energy (DOE), and Lawrence Livermore, Los...

Scientific discovery for stockpile stewardship

Sept. 27, 2022 - 
Scientific discovery during the Stockpile Stewardship Program maintains confidence in the nuclear deterrent without testing, brings other benefits The last nuclear test, code-named Divider, took place 30 years ago, on September 23, 1992. That year, President Bush declared a temporary moratorium on nuclear testing, which became permanent during the Clinton administration. This...

Developing technology to keep the nuclear stockpile safe, secure and reliable

Sept. 26, 2022 - 
The last nuclear test, code-named Divider, took place 30 years ago, on Sept. 23, 1992. That year, President Bush declared a temporary moratorium on nuclear testing, which became permanent in 1995, during the Clinton administration. This ending of the era of nuclear testing coincided with a Presidential announcement of the beginning of stockpile stewardship. As the decision to...

LLNL leads new DART Mission paper on inferring asteroid material properties from deflection test

Sept. 26, 2022 - 
Today at 4:14 p.m. (PDT), NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission will execute the first-ever asteroid-deflection test by crashing into asteroid Dimorphos. Traveling at ~6 km/s with a mass of ~600 kg, the DART spacecraft will transfer enough momentum for the imparted change in velocity to be detectable from Earth-based telescopes. However, there is significant...

San Joaquin ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference returns in-person to celebrate 30 years

Sept. 23, 2022 - 
Registration is now open for the San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons (SJEYH) Conference, celebrating its 30-year anniversary with the theme, “STEM: It’s Like Magic but Real.” The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the University of the Pacific in Stockton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. View the flyer. SJEYH is geared toward young women in grades 6-12 and...

Team identifies parent body materials in Ryugu asteroid

Sept. 22, 2022 - 
An international team including a researcher from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has determined that one specific particle on the asteroid Ryugu can shed light on the unaltered initial materials from its parent body. In December 2014, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the spacecraft Hayabusa2 to the asteroid 162173 Ryugu. In December 2020, the sample-return...

LLNL to cooperate with University of Utah's oneAPI Center of Excellence

Sept. 21, 2022 - 
The University of Utah has announced the creation of a new oneAPI Center of Excellence focused on developing portable, scalable and performant data compression techniques. The oneAPI Center will be headed out of the University of Utah’s Center for Extreme Data Management Analysis and Visualization (CEDMAV) and will involve the cooperation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Ce...