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Results of employee survey will be unveiled next week at special...

Aug. 31, 2001 - Results of the recent employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” will be unveiled next week during a special all-hands meeting at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 123, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6. All employees are encouraged to attend or watch the live broadcast on Lab TV...

Amplifiers are NIF’s crown joules

Aug. 24, 2001 - Amplifiers are to NIF, what the heart is to the human body; they pump energy into the system. NIF amplifiers increase the optical energy of each of the 192 laser beams from one joule to 20,000 joules. NIF is 40 times more powerful than its predecessor,...

Lab expertise helps blow open bomber case

Aug. 24, 2001 - Laboratory expertise in forensic analysis played a key role in the recent conviction of “Fremont bomber” Rodney Blach, according to an Alameda County district attorney. Blach was found guilty of 11 felony counts, including attempted murder, by a...

Lab collaborations get $23 million to advance science research...

Aug. 24, 2001 - The Lab has received more than $23 million to research a variety of subjects from supernovae to climate modeling to plasma microturbulence to supercomputer simulation tools. The funds are part of a series of grants from the Department of Energy...

Lab garners 8 of 11 UC campus-lab collaborative projects and...

Aug. 24, 2001 - Laboratory researchers have been awarded eight of UC’s 11 recently announced research projects and exchanges to be carried out collaboratively between laboratories and university campuses. Among the projects, researchers will probe a pathogen implicated in...

Astrophysicists Receive $2 Million From Department Of Energy To...

Aug. 20, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif.— Scientists from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories, the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Arizona have received a $2 million, three-year grant from the Department of Energy to research supernovae, the cataclysmic deaths of stars. A...

ASCI White partnership celebrated

Aug. 17, 2001 - Hailing ASCI White as the “foundation of science-based Stockpile Stewardship,” NNSA Administrator Gen. John Gordon led the formal unveiling Wednesday of the world’s fastest supercomputer. “Today we mark the dedication of a tool that is important on so...

Door opens to new explosives test era at Site 300

Aug. 17, 2001 - With the symbolic unsealing and opening of the 22-ton mechanized door, more than 200 dignitaries, employees and community guests witnessed Wednesday’s dedication of Site 300’s new Contained Firing Facility (CFF). The CFF, with its 2880 cubic meter firing...

Gordon calls for rebuilding trust, cooperation

Aug. 17, 2001 - The National Nuclear Security Administration needs to promote leadership, trust building and communication with minority communities at the nation’s nuclear security laboratories. That was the message NNSA Administrator Gen. John Gordon sent Wednesday...

Teller receives rare historic medal for arts and science

Aug. 17, 2001 - Dr. Edward Teller, LLNL Director Emeritus, was honored this week with the Hungarian Corvin Medal, an honor bestowed by the Hungarian government for exceptional achievement in the arts and sciences. The award was presented in a private ceremony before a...

Dr. Edward Teller Honored With Revived Hungarian Corvin Medal

Aug. 17, 2001 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Dr. Edward Teller, the world-famous physicist best known for his work in atomic and nuclear physics, was honored this week with the Hungarian Corvin Medal, bestowed by the Hungarian government for exceptional achievement in the arts and sciences. The award was presented...

Physicists Challenge Reports of Accelerated Decay of Nuclear...

Aug. 13, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif.—Physicists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists at Los Alamos and Argonne national laboratories, have new results that strongly contradict recent reports claiming an accelerated emission of gamma rays from the nuclear isomer 31-yr....

Distant future bears bad news for runaway universe

Aug. 10, 2001 - We live in a universe that is expanding away from us, so that eventually all objects outside our own galaxy will be invisible. But, according to Professor Lawrence Krauss, this won’t occur for trillions of years, so there’s no need to worry just yet...

Astronomer’s effort to find first atoms sheds light on cosmic ‘...

Aug. 10, 2001 - Using light from the most distant object known, astronomers have found traces of the first generation of atoms in the universe, 14 billion light years from Earth. The observations are the first of the cosmic “Dark Age” between the Big Bang and the first...

Lab honors Lawrence and his legacy

Aug. 10, 2001 - There wasn’t any cake, but plenty of people were on hand to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lab founder Ernest O. Lawrence. The ceremony was held Wednesday in the Visitors Center. NAI Associate Director Wayne Shotts opened the event by...

‘Atom Smasher’ taught science world to think big

Aug. 3, 2001 - He was called the “Atom Smasher.” The man who “held the key” to atomic energy. Before the nation knew of the Fat Man and Little Boy, there was the “little man and his giant cyclotron.” In reality, Ernest Orlando Lawrence was not a little man — in physical...

Lawrence’s faith, foresight gave Laboratory confidence to find...

Aug. 3, 2001 - ng Our Laboratory rightly and proudly carries the name Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Without Ernest Lawrence’s foresight and help, the second weapons Laboratory would not have come into existence. Beyond that, Ernest provided crucial...

First Light: Astronomers Use Distant Quasar To Probe Cosmic...

Aug. 3, 2001 - Using light from the most distant object known, astronomers have found traces of the first generation of atoms in the universe, 14 billion light years from Earth. The observations are the first of the cosmic "Dark Age" between the Big Bang and the first visible stars and galaxies and allow...

Workshop set for NNSA labs to develop new framework for...

July 27, 2001 - Gen. John Gordon, head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, has tasked the three NNSA laboratories — LLNL, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories — with developing an enhanced framework for resolving workforce diversity issues within the NNSA...

Security research building gets first OK

July 27, 2001 - The new international security research facility is a 64,000-square-foot building that will combine the Lab’s disciplines to assess and counter threats to international security. A new international security...