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'Dawn' of new era for computing partnership

June 2, 2009- 
The partnership that has dominated high-performance computing for more than a decade was celebrated last week in a ceremony dedicating the Laboratory's latest supercomputer, Dawn.The dedication in the Terascale Simulation Facility was attended by representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the three national weapons laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National...

Lab is ready to seize new opportunities

June 2, 2009- 
Transition is over and the Laboratory is now well positioned to seize opportunities to play an expanded national security role and apply its capabilities to helping the country address other challenges, Director George Miller said in an all-hands address earlier this week.After highlighting recent Laboratory accomplishments, including last week's dedication events and Family Days Open House,...

Lawrence scholar's research 'rocks' at CAMS

June 2, 2009- 
For Dylan Rood, a Lawrence Scholar working in the Lab's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS), life has come full circle."Growing up in Sierra Madre, near Pasadena, I would often tag along on field trips with my next door neighbor who was a Cal Tech geology professor," Rood said.  He attributes his love of rocks and minerals — which would become the foundation for his career in...

Lawrence scholar's research 'rocks' at CAMS

June 2, 2009- 
For Dylan Rood, a Lawrence Scholar working in the Lab's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS), life has come full circle."Growing up in Sierra Madre, near Pasadena, I would often tag along on field trips with my next door neighbor who was a Cal Tech geology professor," Rood said.  He attributes his love of rocks and minerals — which would become the foundation for his career in...

Lawrence scholar's research 'rocks' at CAMS

June 2, 2009- 
For Dylan Rood, a Lawrence Scholar working in the Lab's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS), life has come full circle."Growing up in Sierra Madre, near Pasadena, I would often tag along on field trips with my next door neighbor who was a Cal Tech geology professor," Rood said.  He attributes his love of rocks and minerals — which would become the foundation for his career in...

Lab-sponsored science fair winners take home awards at international and state competitions

June 1, 2009- 
Two senior sweepstakes winners of the 2009 Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF) sponsored by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in March attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 (Intel ISEF), held May 10-15, in Reno. In addition, two junior sweepstakes winners competed at the 58th annual California State Science Fair held May 18-19, in Los...

Lab-sponsored science fair winners take home awards at international and state competitions

June 1, 2009- 
Two senior sweepstakes winners of the 2009 Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair (TVSEF) sponsored by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in March attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 (Intel ISEF), held May 10-15, in Reno. In addition, two junior sweepstakes winners competed at the 58th annual California State Science Fair held May 18-19, in Los...

Dedication of world's largest laser marks the dawn of a new era

May 29, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. —With thousands in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was officially dedicated today, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.NIF, the world's highest-energy laser system, consists of 192 laser beams that will focus nearly two million joules of energy and create...

Dedication of world's largest laser marks the dawn of a new era

May 29, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. —With thousands in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was officially dedicated today, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.NIF, the world's highest-energy laser system, consists of 192 laser beams that will focus nearly two million joules of energy and create...

Dedication of world's largest laser marks the dawn of a new era

May 29, 2009- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. —With thousands in attendance, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was officially dedicated today, setting into motion the next chapter of one of the country's greatest scientific assets.NIF, the world's highest-energy laser system, consists of 192 laser beams that will focus nearly two million joules of energy and create...

'Live models' offer dynamic view of subsurface

May 22, 2009- 
It started about five years ago when the Lab was tasked with helping to maintain an underground test readiness program in the event that the resumption of nuclear weapons testing became necessary at the Nevada Test Site.Jeff Wagoner of the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate created three-dimensional (3D) geologic models to show what areas...

'Live models' offer dynamic view of subsurface

May 22, 2009- 
It started about five years ago when the Lab was tasked with helping to maintain an underground test readiness program in the event that the resumption of nuclear weapons testing became necessary at the Nevada Test Site.Jeff Wagoner of the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate created three-dimensional (3D) geologic models to show what areas...

Seeking the sphere of perfect compression

May 22, 2009- 
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) scientist responsible for upcoming ignition experiments detailed progress being made by his team, in the final of five seminars devoted to the National Ignition Campaign, NIF's program of experiments leading to the ultimate goal of fusion ignition.John Edwards described the complex physics and engineering involved in creating the NIF hydrogen-filled...

NIF Dedication: Lab gets ready to celebrate NIF

May 22, 2009- 
More than 1,000 invited guests and 2,500 Laboratory colleagues are expected to participate in the dedication of the National Ignition Facility, on May 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the E-8 parking area between NIF and Bldg. 490.The dedication comes 12 years to the date after NIF's groundbreaking. Since that time the NIF program has achieved numerous technical and scientific milestones and is the world...

Symposium looks at legacy of lasers and fusion

May 22, 2009- 
The Laboratory will begin its celebration of the dedication of the National Ignition Facility with a special symposium on the long and distinguished history of lasers and inertial confinement fusion research at LLNL and the contributions of national and international collaborators over the last 50 years.The symposium, "ICF Lasers, Fusion and Other Applications — Past, Present and Future" will...

Lab's Carbon Fuel Cycle Program comes of age

May 22, 2009- 
It's not the Lab's rocket science but its rock science that's captured attention recently.The Carbon Fuel Cycle Program, part of the Global Security Principal Directorate, has entered its second year in partnership with BP, StatoilHydro, Sonatrach and DOE studying carbon sequestration at the In Salah site in the Sahara Desert.Geological carbon sequestration, a leading solution to reduce...

Lab's Carbon Fuel Cycle Program comes of age

May 22, 2009- 
It's not the Lab's rocket science but its rock science that's captured attention recently.The Carbon Fuel Cycle Program, part of the Global Security Principal Directorate, has entered its second year in partnership with BP, StatoilHydro, Sonatrach and DOE studying carbon sequestration at the In Salah site in the Sahara Desert.Geological carbon sequestration, a leading solution to reduce...

Lab's Carbon Fuel Cycle Program comes of age

May 22, 2009- 
It's not the Lab's rocket science but its rock science that's captured attention recently.The Carbon Fuel Cycle Program, part of the Global Security Principal Directorate, has entered its second year in partnership with BP, StatoilHydro, Sonatrach and DOE studying carbon sequestration at the In Salah site in the Sahara Desert.Geological carbon sequestration, a leading solution to reduce...

Herb York, Laboratory's first director, dies

May 22, 2009- 
Herbert Frank York, the Laboratory's first director, died Tuesday, May 19, in San Diego, Calif. He was 87.York was born November 24, 1921, in Rochester, NY. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Rochester in 1943. Upon leaving Rochester, York joined the staff of E.O. Lawrence's University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL) in Berkeley. Under the auspices...

Herb York, Laboratory's first director, dies

May 22, 2009- 
Herbert Frank York, the Laboratory's first director, died Tuesday, May 19, in San Diego, Calif. He was 87.York was born November 24, 1921, in Rochester, NY. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Rochester in 1943. Upon leaving Rochester, York joined the staff of E.O. Lawrence's University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL) in Berkeley. Under the auspices...