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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 as he addressed a full Sandia auditorium on “...

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 standing-room-only gathering in Teller’s home...
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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 in a...

Physicists Challenge Reports of Accelerated Decay of Nuclear Excited State

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. “I’ve tried to argue that the longer we wait,...

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

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 visible stars and galaxies and allow...

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 commenting on Lawrence’s life and legacies. He...

‘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 size as well as scientific stature...

Lawrence’s faith, foresight gave Laboratory confidence to find success after falteri

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 assistance to the Laboratory during its early years of...
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First Light: Astronomers Use Distant Quasar To Probe Cosmic 'Dark Age,' Universe Origins

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 resolving diversity issues

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 labs. The framework will first address...
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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 research facility designed to allow the Laboratory to conduct state-of the-art analysis on...

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...
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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...