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COMMEMORATION TO HONOR DR. EDWARD TELLER

Oct. 22, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - A special commemoration honoring the late Dr. Edward Teller will be held at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. George Shultz, former Secretary of State during the Reagan Administration and a longtime colleague and friend of Dr. Teller's, will be the keynote speaker. Teller, who dedicated his life to science, education, Lawrence...

Michael Anastasio Statement on Selection of Admiral Robert Foley as New UC Vice President - Lab Management

Oct. 20, 2003- 
"Admiral Robert Foley is an excellent choice for this position. He has a strong commitment to the laboratories and is well versed on our programs, projects and issues. I look forward to working with him," said Michael Anastasio, Lab Director. "I also want to thank Bruce Darling for serving as the interim VPLM over the past ten months. His superb leadership on laboratory issues has...

Unlocked Gate Statement

Oct. 10, 2003- 
On October 8, 2003 at 5:30 P.M., Protective Force Division officers closed and locked the internal gates at Post 3C, near the chemistry building. That post controls traffic between a property-controlled and a limited-access area. At 5:37 P.M., a PFD sergeant checked the gates, as is normal procedure, and verified they were closed and secured. At the 10:00 P.M. shift change, more...

Scientists Determine Biological and Ecosystem Changes in Polar Regions Linked to Solar Variability Over Past 12,000 Years

Sept. 26, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist, in collaboration with an international team of colleagues, has reported that noticeable changes in the sub-polar climate and ecosystems appear to be linked to variations in the sun’s intensity during the past 12,000 years. The research, titled "Cyclic Variation and Solar Forcing of Holocene Climate in the Alaskan...

Tri-Valley Community Emergency Response Guide Being Mailed to Tri-Valley Residents

Sept. 24, 2003- 
Residents and businesses in the Tri-Valley will begin receiving in the mail next week information on how to prepare for - and respond to - community-wide emergencies. Sponsored by area emergency response agencies, the Tri-Valley Community Emergency Response Guide includes a brochure telling Valley citizens how they will be informed of a community-wide emergency, what to do if one...

Livermore Scientists Find CO2 From Oil, Gas and Coal Could Make Ocean More Acidic, Harming Marine Life, Coral Reefs

Sept. 24, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have found that continued release of carbon dioxide during the next several centuries would increase ocean acidity more rapidly than during the past 300 million years, resulting in damage to marine life . The burning of coal, oil and gas release the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere...

DAVID LEARY NAMED ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR LABORATORY SERVICES; WILL CONTINUE ROLE AS DIRECTOR FOR SAFEGUARDS AND SECURITY

Sept. 17, 2003- 
  LIVERMORE, Calif. - David Leary is the successful candidate for the associate director for Laboratory Services at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. The appointment is effective immediately. However, because of the overarching importance of security to the Laboratory, Leary will remain in his current position, director for Safeguards and Security, until Laboratory management is...

Astrophysicists Discover Massive Forming Galaxies in Young Galaxy Clusters

Sept. 17, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory astrophysicist, in collaboration with international researchers, has found evidence for the synchronous formation of massive, luminous elliptical galaxies in young galaxy clusters. The forming galaxies were detected at sub-millimeter wavelengths. Emission at these wavelengths is due to dust from young stars that is heated by...

STATEMENT ON MICHELLE DOGGETT LITIGATION

Sept. 12, 2003- 
University of California and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory officials have resolved a dispute involving former employee Michelle Doggett. The case was scheduled for trial in September 2003, but the parties have reached agreement in mediation. The total settlement is $990,000. Almost half of that amount (approximately $428,000) will go to Ms. Doggett's attorney, Gary Gwilliam...

Price Anderson Enforcement Laboratory Statement

Sept. 11, 2003- 
Safety is a top priority at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and it continues to be one of our core values. Upon learning of this incident, Laboratory management responded immediately with a series of comprehensive actions to prevent a recurrence. The employee involved had no health effects. It has now been one year since this incident and we believe the corrective actions that...

Scientists Determine Large Magellanic Cloud Galaxy formed Similar to Milky Way

Sept. 11, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - An astronomer from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with an international team of researchers, have discovered that a neighboring galaxy - the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) - appears to have formed with an old stellar halo, similar to how our very own Milky Way formed. The oldest and most metal-poor Milky Way stars form a spherical halo...

DIRECTOR EMERITUS EDWARD TELLER, DISTINGUISHED PHYSICIST AND EDUCATION ADVOCATE, DIES AT 95

Sept. 9, 2003- 
Dr. Edward Teller, world-renowned physicist, co-founder of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a lifelong advocate for education, died Tuesday, September 9, 2003. He was 95. Teller died in his home, located on the Stanford University campus. He had suffered a stroke a few days ago. Less than two months ago, Teller was awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom, the...

Livermore and NIH Scientists Create Technique to Examine Behavior of Proteins at Single Molecule Level

Aug. 28, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist, in collaboration with an international team of researchers, has developed an experimental method that allows scientists to investigate the behavior of proteins under non-equilibrium conditions one molecule at a time, to better understand a fundamental biological process of protein folding that is important for many...

Mark Graff Explores the Future of Internet Security

Aug. 25, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - With the nation's computer infrastructure still recovering from recent malicious code attacks including MSBlaster worm and the SoBig virus, everyone from home computer owners to commercial system operators are pondering, "What's next?" On Wednesday, August 27, at 10 a.m. in the Lab's Building 155 auditorium, Mark Graff will share a glimpse into his cyber crystal...

Livermore Scientists Achieve First Full Mapping of Phonons in Plutonium

Aug. 21, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Making a landmark event in the history of the experimental investigation of plutonium, scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the first time have fully mapped the phonons in gallium-stabilized delta plutonium. The experiment promises to reveal much about the physics and material properties of plutonium and its alloys. The research...

Steven Patterson Selected as Associate Director for Engineering (click on image for high-resolution, downloadable photo)

Aug. 18, 2003- 
Steven Patterson, a distinguished professor of Precision Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and former laboratory employee, has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's new Associate Director for Engineering. The appointment, made by LLNL Director Michael Anastasio has been confirmed by the University of California and the National Nuclear...

Lawrence Livermore Children's Center Gains Accreditation

Aug. 15, 2003- 
The Lawrence Livermore Employee Service's Association (LLESA) Children's Center has earned accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. Located approximately one mile from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the Children's Center was established in 1986 and is...

Livermore Lab Collaboration Seeking Nature of Neutrinos

Aug. 14, 2003- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Using a 6,000-ton detector, scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today will begin gathering data on neutrinos as part of the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search, (MINOS). Joining an international team of scientists, Livermore researchers will use the MINOS detector, located deep in a historic iron mine in northern Minnesota, to explore...

Genomes of Tiny Microbes Yield Clues to Global Climate Change

Aug. 13, 2003- 
WALNUT CREEK, CA - By analyzing the genomes of several microscopic ocean-dwelling organisms sequenced at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI), scientists are gaining new insights into how the planet's oceans affect its climate. Comparative studies of four types of cyanobacteria - "photosynthetic" microbes that derive energy from sunlight, just like plants -...

East Avenue Access Control to Take Effect

July 31, 2003- 
Vehicle, pedestrian access limitations expected to alleviate security risks LIVERMORE, Calif. - Controlled access to Livermore's East Avenue corridor, consisting of the mile-long stretch of road between Vasco and Greenville roads and flanking Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories, will go into effect on Friday, Aug. 1, the labs announced. Access to the area, designated...