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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 —...

Lasers point way to astronomical phenomena

Feb. 15, 2002 -  
BOSTON, Mass. — Large lasers and Z-pinch generators in laboratories are recreating conditions relevant to astrophysical phenomena of the universe such as supernovae, black holes, molecular clouds like the Eagle Nebula, and the creation of new planets. Laboratory physicist Bruce Remington will...

Researchers Create Simulation Of Chemical/Biological Release In Salt Lake City As Precautionary Measure

Feb. 15, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created a three-dimensional simulation of how a biological or chemical release could spread in and around Salt Lake City. The simulation was not created in response to any known threat. But rather, it was made to...

Laboratory Earns Marks of Outstanding In Science, Operations and Management

Feb. 15, 2002 -  
Chart in PDF: DOE/LLNL Appendix F ratings: FY01 For the first time ever, the Lawrence Livermore National 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...

Dr. John Marburger, Science Advisor to the President of the United States, to Visit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Feb. 15, 2002 -  
Wednesday February 20th Director’s Distinguished Lecture "Science-Based Science Policy for the National Laboratories" 3:30 p.m. Press Availability 4:30 p.m Who: John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to The President and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy What: Marburger will make...

Livermore Lab Physicist to Discuss Exploration ofSupernovae, Black Holes, New Planets and Beyond UsingLaboratory Astrophysics

Feb. 14, 2002 -  
BOSTON, Mass. — Large lasers and Z-pinch generators in laboratories are recreating conditions relevant to astrophysical phenomena of the universe such as supernovae, black holes, molecular clouds like the Eagle Nebula, and the creation of new planets. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

Laboratory Scientists to Offer Ways Science and Technology Collaboration Can Advance Regional Security in Central Asia

Feb. 12, 2002 -  
Advancing regional security in Central Asia through scientific and technical collaboration will be the subject of a congressional workshop conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists Thursday, Feb. 14, in Washington D.C. Gen. Anthony Zinni, former head of the U.S. Central Command...

LLNL Develops Powerful New Rechargable Battery

Feb. 12, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have 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...

Lab looks into expansion of biodetection capabilities

Feb. 8, 2002 -  
The Laboratory is exploring the possibility of adding new facilities to expand its role in the area of biological science and biodetection. “Experiments on a wider array of microorganisms will not only help the Lab further develop much-needed biodetection capabilities, but learn more about emerging...

Duo sets their sights on Olympic biathlon

Feb. 8, 2002 -  
They won’t be winning any medals, but if you watch closely, you might see Lab employees Paul McCandless and Jill Farrell at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. McCandless, a senior engineering associate in the New Technologies and Engineering Division, and his wife Farrell, who works...

FY2003 budget request calls for stronger foundation to ensure energy security

Feb. 8, 2002 -  
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham released the DOE/NNSA Fiscal Year 2003 Budget request to Congress Monday, calling the plan a blueprint to “build a stronger foundation for energy security in the 21st century.” The budget request of $21.9 billion will deliver concrete benefits, fulfilling the Bush...

Technology will be used at 2002 Winter Olympics

Feb. 8, 2002 -  
The results of the work, by researchers at Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories, will form part of the security network at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. “The events of Sept. 11 have demonstrated the importance of taking the bio-threat seriously,” said Gen. John Gordon,...

Espionage happens — so play it SAFE

Feb. 2, 2002 -  
The Bay Area and LLNL are wonderfully diversified, with many people from many countries enriching our professional and personal lives. The environment in which we work, live and play puts us in frequent contract with people from other countries. This is a good thing. It’s such a good thing that we...
For article Astronaut duo lands at Laboratory

Astronaut duo lands at Laboratory

Feb. 2, 2002 -  
When it comes to spaceflight, astronauts Tammy Jernigan and Jeff Wisoff have just about seen it all. These days they are firmly grounded back on earth, both nurturing careers at the Lab and about to embark on their next adventure (you’ll have to keep reading to find what that is). Last fall,...
For article Glenn Mara Curriculum Vitae

Glenn Mara Curriculum Vitae

Feb. 1, 2002 -  
News release PROFILE: An experienced scientific/engineering leader with demonstrated skills, knowledge, and ability in technical, line, and program management. Specific expertise in the national security arena, engineering design and manufacture, field experiments, remote technical operations, and...

Lab’s expertise helps keep BART’s training modules on track

Jan. 25, 2002 -  
With the successful development of computer-based training modules for its train operators, BART hopes to now move forward with developing or purchasing a full-scale simulator, officials said at a ceremony in Dublin last week. The Train Operator Training Simulator project is a partnership between...

Tarter, UC Regents appoint Glenn Mara as AD for Engineering

Jan. 25, 2002 -  
Glenn Mara, a long-term employee with more than 30 years of engineering, national security and defense program experience, has been selected as the Lab’s new associate director for Engineering. The appointment was made by Director Bruce Tarter and confirmed by the UC Regents and the National...

Top judges court Lab for advice

Jan. 25, 2002 -  
Approximately 100 of the country’s highest ranking judges gathered at the Lab last week for extensive overviews on the science of bioterrorism. The judges, from state supreme courts, state and federal courts of appeal, district and superior courts, spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday listening to...
For article Glenn Mara Selected As Associate Director for Engineering

Glenn Mara Selected As Associate Director for Engineering

Jan. 24, 2002 -  
Glenn Mara, a long-term employee with more than 30 years of engineering, national security and defense program experience has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s new Associate Director for Engineering. The appointment was made by LLNL Director C. Bruce Tarter and confirmed by...

MLK celebration honors ‘lives of significance’

Jan. 18, 2002 -  
"What do they think of our condoning the violence ... how can they trust us when we charge them with violence ... while we pour every new weapon of death unto their land?" These were the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. back on April 4, 1967 in an address delivered to the clergy and laymen...