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Krauss to discuss Lawrence, ‘galactic travelers inside us’

July 27, 2001 -  
Lawrence M. Krauss, an internationally known theoretical physicist, will present “The Atoms Inside Us: Restless Galactic Travelers,” in honor of the centennial celebration of the birth of Ernest O. Lawrence. Krauss’ talk is part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series and takes place at 3:...

DDLS talk to kick off celebration of Lawrence

July 20, 2001 -  
Lawrence M. Krauss, an internationally known theoretical physicist, will present “The Atoms Inside Us: Restless Galactic Travelers,” in honor of the centennial celebration of the birth of Ernest O. Lawrence. Krauss’ talk is part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series and takes place at 3:...

Lab’s ASCI White rated the world’s fastest

July 20, 2001 -  
Four National Nuclear Security Administration supercomputers finished in the top six among the world’s fastest computers. On the list, issued in June by TOP500, the Laboratory took the number one and the number four slots with its ASCI White and ASCI Blue Pacific computers. Both machines are part...

Laboratory names new managers for DNT, Operations Hurd will join Lab’s Strategic Operations

July 20, 2001 -  
Merna Hurd has been named by Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as associate deputy director for Strategic Operations. Her appointment was confirmed Thursday by the University of California Regents and the National Nuclear Security Administration. “Merna brings added value to our senior management team...

Laboratory names new managers for DNT, Operations Goodwin to manage stockpile stewardship

July 20, 2001 -  
Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as associate director for Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment was confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Thursday. “Bruce Goodwin is an outstanding...
For article BRUCE GOODWIN SELECTED AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR DEFENSE AND NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES (2001)

BRUCE GOODWIN SELECTED AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR DEFENSE AND NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES (2001)

July 20, 2001 -  
Dr. Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lawrence Livermore National Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as Associate Director – Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment has been confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). "Bruce...
For article Bruce Goodwin Selected As Associate Director For Defense And Nuclear Technologies

Bruce Goodwin Selected As Associate Director For Defense And Nuclear Technologies

July 20, 2001 -  
Dr. Bruce Goodwin has been named by Lawrence Livermore National Lab Director C. Bruce Tarter as Associate Director – Defense and Nuclear Technologies. His appointment has been confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). "Bruce...
For article Merna Hurd Selected As Associate Deputy Director for Strategic Operations

Merna Hurd Selected As Associate Deputy Director for Strategic Operations

July 20, 2001 -  
Merna Hurd has been named by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director C. Bruce Tarter as Associate Deputy Director for Strategic Operations. Her appointment has been confirmed by the University of California Regents and the National Nuclear Security Administration. "Merna brings added value...

Groups focus on growing Lab’s intellectual assets

July 13, 2001 -  
Over the years, the Laboratory has actively sought ways to protect and invest in its intellectual capital. Recruiting and retaining the brightest minds in science and engineering are crucial to the Lab’s continued success in remaining a premier institution to serve the nation’s interests and needs...

MMED a one-stop shop for materials that matter

July 13, 2001 -  
How do those fast-growth KDP crystals become transformed into high precision flat optics for NIF? When the Medical Technology Program needs precision micro-machined tubing to build their breast cancer-detecting Smart Probes, who do they call? Who diamond-turns myriad optics, from a few millimeters...

Love labors to put end to current cancer treatments

July 13, 2001 -  
UCLA professor and noted breast cancer specialist Susan Love envisions a time in the not too distant future when breast cancer — and especially today's treatment of it — will be a thing of the past. “I'm very, very excited. We're heading into a whole new era with breast cancer. I think we can...

DNA link between man and mouse

July 13, 2001 -  
Earlier this year, researchers mapping the human genome estimated that human DNA contains about 30,000 genes. Now, based on the first-ever look at comparable sections of human and mouse DNA, a team of Walnut Creek-based Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists has confirmed that estimate as roughly...

Tarter, Wadsworth thank employees for survey turnout

July 6, 2001 -  
The 2001 Assessing the Workplace Survey administration period ended last Friday. More than 70 percent of Laboratory employees completed and submitted surveys. “I am very pleased with this response,” Director Bruce Tarter said. “I want to thank employees for taking the survey to tell us what they...

Employees asked to provide input on improving security

July 6, 2001 -  
Safeguards and Security is looking for a few good employees — to give suggestions on improving security at the Lab. The Integrated Safeguards and Security Management (ISSM) program is progressing toward implementation at the Lab, and the current phase is centered on employee input. “The pilot...

Science, operations rated excellent

July 6, 2001 -  
The Laboratory maintained an overall performance rating of a high “excellent” from the Department of Energy and showed significant improvement in scores for NIF, Laboratory Management, and Safeguards and Security. The annual assessment, covering the period Oct. 1, 1999 to Sept. 30, 2000, includes...

Breast cancer specialist Susan Love to share latest research at DDLS

July 6, 2001 -  
Nationally recognized breast cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love will speak at the Lab on Tuesday, July 10, at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 123 auditorium, as part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. (Please note the corrected time.) Director Bruce Tarter invites all employees to attend this talk...

With First Comparative Look at Human and Mouse DNA, Joint Genome Institute Team Confirms Gene Estimate

July 5, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE - Earlier this year, researchers mapping the human genome estimated that human DNA contains about 30,000 genes. Now, based on the first-ever look at comparable sections of human and mouse DNA, a team of Walnut Creek-based Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists has confirmed that estimate...

RESEARCHERS DETERMINE GLOBAL WARMING DURING THE 20th CENTURY MAY BE SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN EARLIER ESTIMATES

July 2, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.-- Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who examined effects of gaps in temperature measurements during the 20th century have concluded that global warming during that time period may have been slightly larger than the previously estimated value of roughly 0.6...

Laser/plasma physicist Mordy Rosen named winner of Edward Teller Medal

June 29, 2001 -  
Laser/plasma physicist Mordy Rosen is one of two recipients of the prestigious Edward Teller Medal for 2001. The award was announced this week by the American Nuclear Society. Rosen was named along with Professor Stefano Atzeni of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Italian National...

Lab helps SLAC get to the heart of the matter

June 29, 2001 -  
The search to resolve a long-standing mystery of particle physics has reached a milestone with publication of the first results from the B Factory experiment at Stanford University’s Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Lab scientists played a key role in analyzing the data from the experiment...