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Hubble Space Telescope Observations Provide Strong Support for...

Jan. 8, 2001 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. -Through a Hubble Space Telescope analysis of stars that have undergone gravitational microlensing, astronomers have collected strong evidence that microlensing events are caused by compact dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way. The findings will be presented today by Cailin...

Astronomers Discover More Than 150 Rapidly Moving Stars in the...

Jan. 8, 2001 - SAN DIEGO, Calif.--Astronomers have found 154 rapidly moving stars towards the center of our galaxy and our brightest neighboring galaxy. The findings are being presented today by Dr. Andrew J. Drake of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHO)...

Council fosters growth in energy, environment

Jan. 1, 2001 - Last spring, at the Director's Office strategic offsite, Director Bruce Tarter asked me to lead the Council on Energy and Environmental Systems (CEES). CEES is one of five councils that focus the attention and energy of senior LLNL leaders on essential...

A monthly recap of the milestones of 2000

Jan. 1, 2001 - Editor's note: Throughout the year, the Lab lived up to its motto of science in the national interest, as this month-by-month recap of 2000 will attest. Science and technology A task force appointed by the secretary of Energy to study issues...

Lab focuses on science and safety

Jan. 1, 2001 - Editor's note: This edition of Newsline marks the annual Year in Review, a look back at the Lab's highlights for 2000. Despite a year of many challenges, the Lab provided myriad scientific and technological accomplishments -- from the mapping of the human...

Home Campaign Reaches Goal Of Raising More Than $1.26 Million...

Dec. 15, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif.--For the third year in a row, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees have collected more than $1 million to give to community charities. Though donations are still trickling in, this year's annual HOME (Helping Others More Effectively) Campaign has reached its goal...

Lab Scientists Named Fellows of the American Physical Society

Dec. 11, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Three scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). The APS last month elected to Fellowship Livermore researchers Robert Cauble of the Physics and Advanced Technologies Directorate and James Hammer and...

Rokaya Al-Ayat Selected As Director of Laboratory Science and...

Dec. 1, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif.--Rokaya Al-Ayat has been selected as director of the Laboratory Science and Technology Office (LSTO) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She has served as the LSTO acting director since June. In her role as director, Al-Ayat will oversee the Laboratory Directed...

LLNL Astrophysicists Discover Most Distant Galaxy Known Is Not...

Nov. 29, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicists Wil Van Breugel and Wim De Vries, with colleagues from several universities and observatories, have stripped a galaxy near the Big Dipper, commonly known as STIS 123627+621755, of its title as the "Most Distant Object...

Distinguished Panel of Women to Discuss the Future of Science...

Oct. 24, 2000 - What: "LLNL 2020: Women Forging the Future of Science and Technology" is a two-day training conference showcasing contributions and research made by women, who work in science and technology and supporting roles. Attendees will have the opportunity to establish and strengthen professional...

Statement by Dr. Bruce Tarter on UC Contract Extension...

Oct. 17, 2000 - "On behalf of the employees at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, I am extremely pleased to hear of today's announcement by Department of Energy Secretary Bill Richardson to begin the negotiation process on the extension of the University of California contract. This decision is an important one...

Lawrence Livermore Lab Pioneers Advanced Radiation Treatment for...

Oct. 6, 2000 - Nomos Corp. Receives Food & Drug Administration Clearance for New Technology LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Mankind will soon have another weapon in the 4,000-year fight against cancer. Clearance has been granted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for an advanced method for targeting...

LLNL Statement Regarding Congressional Funding for NIF

Sept. 27, 2000 - "We're very pleased that Congress has recommended additional funding for the National Ignition Facility and that the project should move forward. This action validates the extensive peer reviews of NIF that the Department of Energy has spearheaded over this past year -- all of which have been...

LLNL Team Wins R&D 100 Award for Radioactive Waste Imaging...

Sept. 18, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. -- A group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees, led by Harry Martz and Pat Roberson, were recently awarded an R&D 100 Award for their project, Waste Inspection Tomography using Non-Destructive Assay (WIT-NDA). Many industries dispose of toxic or...

Report Validates that the National Ignition Facility is on Track

Sept. 15, 2000 - ( Note: On September 15, DOE released the final rebaseline report for the National Ignition Facility. It included an independent, technical review that confirmed NIF could "move ahead with confidence." The report can be found at http://www.dp.doe.gov. Pictures of the National Ignition...

Nuclear Cities Initiative Connects Dialysis Provider with...

Sept. 1, 2000 - SAROV, Russia - The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced that a former Russian weapons manufacturing plant and Fresenius Medical Care of Lexington, Massachusetts intend to create a joint venture for high-quality manufacture of kidney dialysis...

Distinguished Panel of Women Share "Decisions for Success...

Aug. 1, 2000 - Who: College and high school summer students who work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as well as any interested LLNL employees. What: Four successful women will provide insights on choosing a career path and balancing a personal and professional life. Panelists are Mim John, vice...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Emeritus Roger...

July 31, 2000 - LIVERMORE, CALIF. -- Director Emeritus Roger Batzel, who served as the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for more than a third of its history, from 1971 to 1988, died Saturday, July 29. Dr. Batzel was 78. LLNL Director Bruce Tarter noted that Dr. Batzel oversaw the...

LLNL Looks To the Future With Strategic Long Range Plan

July 21, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif -- Imagine Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory without a nuclear weapons program or as a facility that has a virtual workplace of telecommuters, or one with researchers who move seamlessly between various UC campuses such as Los Alamos, Berkeley and Livermore. These were...

International Standards Association Certifies Laboratory...

July 17, 2000 - LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The International Standards Organization has granted Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Engineering Manufacturing & Services Group ISO 9002 certification -- a world-wide benchmark for high quality and customer satisfaction in production, installation and service...