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Contact for retirees interested in open house

May 8, 2009- 
Laboratory retirees interested in attending Family Days Open House either Saturday, May 30, or Sunday, May 31, should contact wilson101 [at] llnl.gov (Scott Wilson) in the Public Affairs office at (925) 423-3125.Because of current access security requirements, retirees will need to be escorted for the visit by an employee with a current badge. If retirees are unable to find a current employee...

News Briefs: May 8, 2009

May 8, 2009- 
Lab's Synakowski to head DOE fusion program The Department of Energy announced that Ed Synakowski of the Lab's Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate will become the new head of the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) effective June 7. OFES is one of seven elements of the Office of Science.The Office of Science selected Synakowski after a nationwide search, which started in August...

News Briefs: May 8, 2009

May 8, 2009- 
Lab's Synakowski to head DOE fusion program The Department of Energy announced that Ed Synakowski of the Lab's Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate will become the new head of the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (OFES) effective June 7. OFES is one of seven elements of the Office of Science.The Office of Science selected Synakowski after a nationwide search, which started in August...

Paul Ehlenbach named new Laboratory counsel

May 1, 2009- 
Director George Miller announced Wednesday that, after a national search, the Laboratory has selected Paul J. Ehlenbach, a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in government contracts, corporate governance, litigation and compliance, to serve as the Laboratory's new general counsel. "Paul brings more than 25 years of law practice and leadership experience to this position, garnered...

Hungarian scientist-authors visit the Lab

May 1, 2009- 
The husband-and-wife team of Drs. István and Magdolna Hargittai visited the Laboratory last week to interview a number of people who worked closely with Edward Teller.They are physical chemistry professors at, respectively, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and have published hundreds of technical papers and authored dozens of books on...

Hungarian scientist-authors visit the Lab

May 1, 2009- 
The husband-and-wife team of Drs. István and Magdolna Hargittai visited the Laboratory last week to interview a number of people who worked closely with Edward Teller.They are physical chemistry professors at, respectively, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and have published hundreds of technical papers and authored dozens of books on...

Hungarian scientist-authors visit the Lab

May 1, 2009- 
The husband-and-wife team of Drs. István and Magdolna Hargittai visited the Laboratory last week to interview a number of people who worked closely with Edward Teller.They are physical chemistry professors at, respectively, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and have published hundreds of technical papers and authored dozens of books on...

NIC seminar focuses on NIF target design

May 1, 2009- 
Mention the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and most people think of its 192 laser beamlines housed in a hanger-sized building. But NIF will not be able to live up to its name without a critical component — the target.John Lindl, chief scientist for NIF programs, described the target design effort in the second National Ignition Campaign (NIC) seminar, held Tuesday morning in the Bldg. 123...

NIC seminar focuses on NIF target design

May 1, 2009- 
Mention the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and most people think of its 192 laser beamlines housed in a hanger-sized building. But NIF will not be able to live up to its name without a critical component — the target.John Lindl, chief scientist for NIF programs, described the target design effort in the second National Ignition Campaign (NIC) seminar, held Tuesday morning in the Bldg. 123...

NIC seminar focuses on NIF target design

May 1, 2009- 
Mention the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and most people think of its 192 laser beamlines housed in a hanger-sized building. But NIF will not be able to live up to its name without a critical component — the target.John Lindl, chief scientist for NIF programs, described the target design effort in the second National Ignition Campaign (NIC) seminar, held Tuesday morning in the Bldg. 123...

Vegetation a factor in occurence of wildfires

May 1, 2009- 
While rising temperatures may mean an earlier melting snowpack, it doesn't necessarily mean there will be more wildfires in a particular area.It all depends on the type of vegetation in the area.A new study on the cover of the May issue of Ecological Monographs shows that, in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of climate change on wildfire...

Vegetation a factor in occurence of wildfires

May 1, 2009- 
While rising temperatures may mean an earlier melting snowpack, it doesn't necessarily mean there will be more wildfires in a particular area.It all depends on the type of vegetation in the area.A new study on the cover of the May issue of Ecological Monographs shows that, in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of climate change on wildfire...

Vegetation a factor in occurence of wildfires

May 1, 2009- 
While rising temperatures may mean an earlier melting snowpack, it doesn't necessarily mean there will be more wildfires in a particular area.It all depends on the type of vegetation in the area.A new study on the cover of the May issue of Ecological Monographs shows that, in some cases, the types of plants growing in an area could override the effects of climate change on wildfire...

Wuthrich appointed ESH&Q acting director

May 1, 2009- 
Steve Wuthrich has been appointed to the position of acting director, Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q). In this capacity, Wuthrich will succeed Allen Macenski, who stepped down to take a position with one of LLNS' parent companies, Bechtel Corporation."I have the utmost confidence that Steve will provide valuable and solid leadership to the Laboratory as the acting ESH&Q...

'Toying with Science' at the Bankhead Theater

May 1, 2009- 
'Toying with Science,' a program by Garry Krinsky will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.This fast–paced, varied and dynamic program combines circus skills, mime, original music and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines.Krinsky and his audience delve...

'Toying with Science' at the Bankhead Theater

May 1, 2009- 
'Toying with Science,' a program by Garry Krinsky will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.This fast–paced, varied and dynamic program combines circus skills, mime, original music and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines.Krinsky and his audience delve...

News Briefs: May 1, 2009

May 1, 2009- 
‘Science and Society’ colloquium program The Laboratory will host guest speaker J.D. Hokoyama, on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Hokoyama is president and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP). His talk will mark the second session of the Lab’s "Science and Society" colloquium series launched earlier this year. LEAP is the nation’s...

News Briefs: May 1, 2009

May 1, 2009- 
‘Science and Society’ colloquium program The Laboratory will host guest speaker J.D. Hokoyama, on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Hokoyama is president and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP). His talk will mark the second session of the Lab’s "Science and Society" colloquium series launched earlier this year. LEAP is the nation’s...

News Briefs: May 1, 2009

May 1, 2009- 
‘Science and Society’ colloquium program The Laboratory will host guest speaker J.D. Hokoyama, on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Hokoyama is president and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP). His talk will mark the second session of the Lab’s "Science and Society" colloquium series launched earlier this year. LEAP is the nation’s...

Retirees' Update, May 1, 2009 edition

May 1, 2009- 
On the move Frank (NIF and ME, 2003) and Sigrid Rainer are on their 10-week journey with a three-week, East Africa gorilla safari and then a five-week ship expedition up the west coast of Africa from Cape Town to Seville, Spain. They have been e-mailing reports.  See the Retiree Website for segments of the trip.  They have completed the gorilla safari now and are on the five...