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BASIS employees honored for their work

March 22, 2002 -  
About 45 employees who deployed a biological detection system at February’s Winter Olympics and in other U.S. cities were honored last week. The outdoor ceremony, part of the Biology and Biotechnology Research Program’s employee awards, was held March 14 on the lawn area in front of Bldg. 361...

LLNL, LBNL collaboration produces improved method for detecting radiation

March 22, 2002 -  
Five years ago, physicist John Becker thought he’d change career directions. But instead he had a conversation with some colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and they started work on something they knew could fine-tune the science of detecting radiation. The next thing they knew,...

SAFE talk will go inside the mind of a terrorist

March 22, 2002 -  
Have you ever wondered why terrorists do the things they do? Law enforcement officials, particularly those involved in counterterrorism, have pondered that question for years. The challenge has been to analyze patterns that may be linked to terrorist behavior and then use that information to...

Lab gives a lift to Oak Ridge

March 22, 2002 -  
On March 13, Manny Ringer left Livermore in the national interest. Manny’s moving on to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help some colleagues who need a lift. Most Livermore employees didn’t know Manny by name, but they recognized him when they saw him. He wasn’t hard to spot in a crowd. Manny’s 29...
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Portable Radiation Detector Could Be Used at Customs, Ports, Border Crossings and Airports

March 19, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.-—Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a mobile, handheld mechanically cooled germanium radiation spectrometer that detects signature gamma-rays from radioactive materials...

President’s Council praises labs’ outstanding grades, post-Sept. 11 service

March 15, 2002 -  
In the ninth annual report of the UC President’s Council on the National Laboratories, Bill Friend told the Regents Wednesday the University of California should be “proud of the service the laboratories render and the resource they are to the nation. “I think none of us could have lived through...

Contract signed for TSF construction

March 15, 2002 -  
The contract for construction of the Terascale Simulation Facility was signed this week with M.A. Mortenson Company’s Advanced Technology Group. The $54.45 million contract covers construction of the 253,000-square-foot supercomputing facility that will house the next generation of Advanced...

Lab forms consortium with Alameda to consolidate dispatch services

March 15, 2002 -  
Capping more than five years of study — including review by an independent consultant — Laboratory Fire Chief Randy Bradley announced this week that the Alameda County Fire Department, Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Alameda City Fire Department, and the Laboratory will form a...

LLNL Media Statement on Kotla Case

March 11, 2002 -  
“We certainly appreciate the time and effort that the jury gave to this very difficult case. The split decision and seven days of jury deliberations are acknowledgments to the varied opinions that continue to exist on these accusations. Dee Kotla admitted to her use of lab equipment for outside...

New Fellowship Named For Livermore Lab’s First Director, Herbert York

March 11, 2002 -  
A postdoctoral fellowship program named for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s first director, Herbert York, is now accepting applications. Herbert York Postdoctoral Fellows will work in the Lab’s Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), which brings together experts from the science and...

Livermore, Los Alamos labs complete first 3-D simulation of full-system nuclear weapon

March 8, 2002 -  
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories have completed two of the largest computer simulations ever attempted, the first full-system three-dimensional simulations of a nuclear weapon explosion. These simulations signify completion of an important milestone in the...

The Lab’s ‘A’ List

March 8, 2002 -  
1. Work to make the five-year NNSA/DP stockpile stewardship program plan a reality. 2. Meet all the project and program milestones for NIF. 3. Build a strong counter-terrorism program that responds to the wide range of needs and opportunities. 4. Meet the UC goals: Appendix O, enhanced system...

A-List sets Laboratory’s priorities for 2002

March 8, 2002 -  
A List Shortly after I became Director, I introduced the idea of the Lab A-List. The purpose was to identify 10 objectives for each year that would define the most important institutional goals for me and the other senior managers. To make the list an item had to a) be important for a significant...

CGSR creates York fellowship in honor of its first director

March 8, 2002 -  
A postdoctoral fellowship program named for the Laboratory’s first director, Herbert York, is now accepting applications. Herbert York Postdoctoral Fellows will work in the Lab’s Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), which brings together experts from the science and technology and policy...

Center For Adaptive Optics Invites Private Industry to Join Advisory Board

March 7, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a key partner in the University of California Santa Cruz-based Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO), invite industry and investor leaders to join an Industrial Advisory Board. The 4-year-old CfAO is a National Science...

SIX HUNDRED GIRLS IN GRADES 6-12 TO ATTEND 23rd ANNUAL EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE

March 7, 2002 -  
What: This one-day conference for 6th through 12th grade young women is designed to foster their interest in science and mathematics through positive, hands-on experiences, as well as interaction with positive role models, particularly women who are active in science- and math-related careers. At...

LLNL Hosts Discussion on Better Materials to Reduce the Threat From Terrorism

Feb. 20, 2002 -  
What: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will host a talk entitled "Materials for Antiterrorism and Other Critical National Needs." Who: Toni Grobstein Marechaux of the National Research Council and director of the National Materials Advisory Board When: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. Where:...

New thin-film fuel cell packs powerful boost for consumer electronics

Feb. 15, 2002 -  
The LLNL Center for Microtechnology Engineering has developed and demonstrated a laboratory prototype miniature thin-film fuel cell power source, which provides portable electrical power for a range of consumer electronics. With the LLNL fuel cell, a typical cell phone battery could be projected to...

Here’s your chance to join the parade in honor of Lab’s 50th

Feb. 15, 2002 -  
All the world loves a parade, or at least that’s how we feel in the Tri-Valley. In the next several months, there will be parades aplenty in communities such as Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Danville — and the Lab with be there. But we need your help. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the...

Lab earns overall grade of outstanding for science, management, operations

Feb. 15, 2002 -  
For the first time ever, the Laboratory has achieved an overall rating of “outstanding,” as assessed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The annual assessment, covering the period Oct. 1, 2000, to Sept. 30, 2001, includes appraisals of the Lab’s performance in three areas —...