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NIF construction site sets new record for safety

Dec. 21, 2001 - On Dec. 14, the National Ignition Facility construction site set a record of one year and more than one million hours without a single lost workday injury. “This record exceeds by a wide margin previous site records and is the result of a strong...

HOME Campaign closes at $1.3 million

Dec. 21, 2001 - Employees raised more than $1.3 million to give to community charities and non-profit agencies in this year’s HOME Campaign. The fund-raising campaign, called HOME, for Helping Others More Effectively, is held each November and December. Employees contribute...

Lab physicists named APS fellows

Dec. 21, 2001 - Four Lab physicists have been named fellows of the American Physical Society. Peter Beiersdorfer of V Division, Siegfried Glenzer of the National Ignition Facility, David Munro of X Division, and Karl van Bibber of the Physics and Advanced Technologies...

DNA diagnostic technique provides sharper tool for cancer...

Dec. 21, 2001 - A DNA diagnostic technique developed by Laboratory scientists is expected to provide a valuable new tool to improve cancer diagnosis. The advance is described in a paper published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

NNSA’s Brooks lauds partnership in nonproliferation

Dec. 21, 2001 - Ambassador Linton Brooks, NNSA’s new deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, came to the Lab for two days this week to see first-hand what Livermore does, as well as to send a message that he values the strategic partnership with the...

Four LLNL Scientists Named APS Fellows

Dec. 21, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif — Four Lawrence Livermore National Lab physicists have been named fellows of the American Physical Society. Peter Beiersdorfer, Siegfried Glenzer David Munro, and Karl van Bibber are among the 190 new fellows named this year. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent...

Lab Employees Raise $1.3 Million To Help Local Charities

Dec. 20, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif. — Employees at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory raised more than $1.3 million to give to community charities and non-profit agencies in this year’s HOME Campaign. The fund-raising campaign, called HOME, for Helping Others More Effectively, is held each November and...

Livermore Laboratory DNA Diagnostic Technique Could Offer More...

Dec. 19, 2001 - LIVERMORE—A DNA diagnostic technique developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists is expected to provide a valuable new tool to improve cancer diagnosis. The advance is described in a paper published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

New possibilities unveiled in ocean storage of excess power...

Dec. 14, 2001 - Lab researchers have presented evidence that a new method for capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and placing it in the ocean has less impact on marine life than atmospheric carbon dioxide release or other global warming mitigation methods, such as...

Construction begun for new Isotope Sciences Facility

Dec. 14, 2001 - Construction on a new office building for the Chemistry and Materials Science Directorate (CMS) started the first week of December. The construction contractor has installed new security fences as a part of preparations to allow contractor access to the...

Committee starts the search for new CMS AD

Dec. 14, 2001 - In his State of the Lab talk last week, Director Bruce Tarter announced that Jeff Wadsworth, deputy director for Science and Technology, will chair the screening committee to seek and review candidates for the associate director for Chemistry and Materials...

Laser experiment links Lab to Mt. Diablo

Dec. 14, 2001 - Lab scientists and engineers will conduct communications experiments between Mount Diablo and the Laboratory to develop a wireless means of transmitting large quantities of data. The experiments are being conducted as part of the Laboratory’s Secure...

LLNL Scientists to Present Global Warming Mitigation Tool for...

Dec. 12, 2001 - SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today will present evidence that a new method for capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and placing it in the ocean has less impact on marine life than atmospheric carbon dioxide release or other global...

Director Bruce Tarter to step down in 2002

Dec. 7, 2001 - Director Bruce Tarter today announced his intention to leave his position in 2002. His decision comes exactly seven years to the day he was named Laboratory Director by the Regents of the University of California. “Exactly seven years ago, I began my official...

Hal Graboske announces he’ll step down as AD for Chemistry,...

Dec. 7, 2001 - Harold C. Graboske, associate director for Chemistry and Materials Science since 1997, will step down once the search and selection process for a new associate director has been completed. “I have been at the Lab since 1966,” said Graboske. “And I am...

Laboratory kicks off 50th anniversary plans

Dec. 7, 2001 - The Laboratory officially kicked off its plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday with the unveiling of a new celebration logo. Director C. Bruce Tarter unveiled the logo during a special “state of the Laboratory” presentation, in which he outlined a...

LLNL Kicks Off Plans to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Dec. 7, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory officially kicked off its plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday with the unveiling of a new celebration logo. Laboratory Director C. Bruce Tarter unveiled the logo during a special "State of the Laboratory" presentation, in...

C. Bruce Tarter Will Step Down as LLNL Director in 2002

Dec. 7, 2001 - Lawrence Livermore National Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter today announced his intention to leave his position in 2002. His decision comes exactly seven years to the day he was named Laboratory Director by the Regents of the University of California. "Exactly seven years ago, I began my official...

Hal Graboske Steps Down As Associate Director for Chemistry...

Dec. 5, 2001 - Harold C. Graboske, Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s Associate Director for Chemistry and Materials Science since 1997 will step down once the search and selection process for a new associate director has been completed. "I have been at the lab since 1966," said Graboske. "And I am very proud...

Astronomers Unveil First Detection of Dark Matter Object in the...

Dec. 5, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif.—Astronomers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with an international team of researchers, have directly detected and measured the properties of a gravitational microlensing event in the Milky Way. By fusing microlensing light data, high-...