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Science, technology awards honor Lab’s crystal growth, laser glass melting processes

Jan. 18, 2002 -  
The “outstanding scientific and technical achievements” of two Laboratory research groups were recognized with LLNL’s 2001 Science and Technology Awards at the LLNL Council on Strategic Science and Technology (CSST) meeting last week. Director Bruce Tarter and Jeff Wadsworth, deputy director for...

Three companies begin operations at TTEC site

Jan. 18, 2002 -  
The first three private companies have moved into the Tri-Valley Technology Enterprise Center (TTEC) at the Laboratory. TTEC was created to help promote success of local start-ups and small business, and to act as a bridge between the local national laboratories and the region’s technology...

MLK celebration honors ‘lives of significance’

Jan. 18, 2002 -  
“Successful does not mean significant. Which kind of life will you have?” bellowed Arthur Jackson, the motivational speaker who inspired the crowd gathered in the Bldg. 123 auditorium to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jackson’s uplifting talk, “Hanging ‘Round the Barrel: Leading...

Livermore Lab Hosts Conference On Bioterrorism for the Courts

Jan. 17, 2002 -  
Who: More than 100 justices from state supreme courts and federal courts and scientists from across the nation will gather at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. What: A conference on "Bioterrorism, Biological Attack and the Courts." Justices will be available to speak about the conference’s...

Music, Speaker, Scholarships Honor Memory of Martin Luther King

Jan. 14, 2002 -  
Who: Art Jackson, motivational speaker, Castleer Vocal Ensemble of Oakland students, student essay winners What: Celebration to honor Martin Luther King with speaker, scholarship presentation to, and reading from, student essay winners on "Your Dream for the New Century: The Relevancy of Dr. King’s...

Guide star helps Keck see the light

Jan. 11, 2002 -  
Lab scientists in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Observatory have created a “virtual” guide star over Hawaii. The virtual guide star will be used with adaptive optics on the Keck II telescope to greatly increase the resolution of fine details of astronomical objects. Installed in 1999, the Keck...

Process to select Lab’s next director under way; employee input requested

Jan. 11, 2002 -  
The official process to select a new Laboratory director is under way and employee input is desired, says John McTague, UC vice president for Lab Management. McTague briefed LLNL senior management earlier this week on the anticipated schedule and how the process will work. “It is important that Lab...

Labs looking into control of access along East Avenue

Jan. 11, 2002 -  
Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories are exploring the feasibility of controlling access to East Avenue between Vasco and Greenville roads. This is a result of the heightened security across the nation following the events of Sept. 11. LLNL and Sandia’s California site are working...

Abraham learns of Lab’s subcrit work at NTS

Jan. 11, 2002 -  
MERCURY, Nev. — Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham visited the Nevada Test Site on Monday to learn about the Nevada Center for Combating Terrorism. Livermore is a partner in the center, and the Lab’s Big Explosive Experimental Facility (BEEF) is considered part of the center complex. Afterward,...

Lab’s science, security missions stand out

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
JANUARY: Science & Technology The Lab-developed "Smart Probe," a new minimally invasive diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, becomes the subject of a cooperative research and development agreement with BioLuminate of San Jose. Lab researchers with the Massive Compact Halo Objects...

Events promote Lab’s dedication to ‘Making History, Making a Difference’

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
As the Lab begins its 50th year in operation, the idea of “Making History, Making a Difference” certainly applies — this landmark affords employees a chance to look back with pride at what they have accomplished, and look ahead to what the future might hold. “Making History, Making a Difference” is...

Time to celebrate 50 years of national service

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
At a time when the nation is focusing renewed attention on security, the Laboratory is marking its 50th year of national service. On Sept. 2, 1952, the Livermore branch of the University of California Radiation Laboratory began operations with a small staff and a $3.5 million budget. Throughout...
For article Lab Scientists Present Cosmic Findings To Astronomical Society

Lab Scientists Present Cosmic Findings To Astronomical Society

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Two researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will present preliminary findings today that show the association of unique gas flows to rapidly rotating black holes. This research is of special interest to organizations like the National Aeronautics and Space...

New Website Offers An In-Depth Look At Laboratory History

Jan. 7, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — What was happening at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the 1960s, the ’70s or even the ’80s? What was the site like when the place opened its doors back in 1952? All of these answers can be found on a special new Website that becomes available to the public today...
For article LLNL Scientists Create A Virtual Star Over Hawaii For The World’s Largest Telescope

LLNL Scientists Create A Virtual Star Over Hawaii For The World’s Largest Telescope

Jan. 4, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Observatory, have created a "virtual" guide star over Hawaii. The "virtual" guide star will be used with adaptive optics on the Keck II telescope to greatly increase the resolution of...

A Message From University Of California President Richard C. Atkinson

Jan. 3, 2002 -  
TO: ALL LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY EMPLOYEES I wish to inform you of some major management changes that will be occurring at Los Alamos National Laboratory, including the resignations of Director John C. Browne and Principal Deputy Director Joe Salgado, effective January 6, 2003. I have...

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 team effort and serious commitment to safety by the...

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 money to charities of their own choice...

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 Diectorate are among the 190 new fellows named...

DNA diagnostic technique provides sharper tool for cancer detection

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. With this discovery, researchers can detect...