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Contract Signed For Construction Of Supercomputing Facility At Livermore Laboratory

April 4, 2002- 
  The University of California and M.A. Mortenson Company’s Advanced Technology Group have signed a contract for construction of the facility that will house the next generation of supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Terascale Simulation Facility (TSF) will be home to the supercomputers that will conduct simulations of nuclear weapons performance under the...

Lab Physicist Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

March 29, 2002- 
 LIVERMORE, Calif. —If all goes according to plan, physicist Charles Carrigan and his family will be on a jet plane to England come July 1. And he won’t be on vacation.Carrigan of the Geosciences and Environmental Technologies Division has been selected as one of typically 11 recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to the United Kingdom. He has been invited by the Department of...

Physicist named Fullbright Scholar

March 29, 2002- 
March 29, 2002 If all goes according to plan, physicist Charles Carrigan and his family will be on a jet to England come July 1. And he won’t be on vacation. Carrigan, who works in the Geosciences and Environmental Technologies Division, has been selected as one of typically 11 recipients of the prestigious Fulbright...

Group examines plans to trim workload 'burdens'

March 29, 2002- 
Recently, NNSA Administrator John Gordon unveiled his plans to eliminate a layer of field management and to re-engineer the operations of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex. As input to NNSA’s re-engineering efforts, each NNSA lab and production site was asked to submit a report recommending measures that NNSA could take to reduce the...

DDLS speaker links artifacts to cosmos

March 29, 2002- 
In the southeastern portion of the rocks and wooden posts encircling Stonehenge are the bones of animals and human cremations that were "placed carefully in the post holes." The placement of these objects correlates with the most southerly rising of the moon. "It mattered where they were putting them," said Clive Ruggles,...

Lab gives a lift to Oak Ridge

March 22, 2002- 
On March 13, Manny Ringer left Livermore in the national interest. Manny’s moving on to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help some colleagues who need a lift. Most Livermore employees didn’t know Manny by name, but they recognized him when they saw him. He wasn’t hard to spot in a crowd. Manny’s 29 years old, stands 14 stories tall...

SAFE talk will go inside the mind of a terrorist

March 22, 2002- 
Have you ever wondered why terrorists do the things they do? Law enforcement officials, particularly those involved in counterterrorism, have pondered that question for years. The challenge has been to analyze patterns that may be linked to terrorist behavior and then use that information to identify — and to ask the public to help identify —...

LLNL, LBNL collaboration produces improved method for detecting radiation

March 22, 2002- 
Five years ago, physicist John Becker thought he’d change career directions. But instead he had a conversation with some colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and they started work on something they knew could fine-tune the science of detecting radiation. The next thing they knew, they had designed and built a mobile...

BASIS employees honored for their work

March 22, 2002- 
About 45 employees who deployed a biological detection system at February’s Winter Olympics and in other U.S. cities were honored last week. The outdoor ceremony, part of the Biology and Biotechnology Research Program’s employee awards, was held March 14 on the lawn area in front of Bldg. 361. Employees who operated or assisted in...

Lab's new research facility will break ground in April

March 22, 2002- 
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held April 4 for a new International Security Research Facility at the Laboratory. The new research center will be used by Laboratory scientists to conduct state-of-the-art analysis on national security threats posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The two-story, 64,000-square-foot...

Portable Radiation Detector Could Be Used at Customs, Ports, Border Crossings and Airports

March 19, 2002- 
  LIVERMORE, Calif.-—Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a mobile, handheld mechanically cooled germanium radiation spectrometer that detects signature gamma-rays from radioactive materials. With precision energy resolution, the spectrometer not only detects the presence...

Lab forms consortium with Alameda to consolidate dispatch services

March 15, 2002- 
Capping more than five years of study — including review by an independent consultant — Laboratory Fire Chief Randy Bradley announced this week that the Alameda County Fire Department, Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Alameda City Fire Department, and the Laboratory will form a consortium to consolidate emergency dispatch...

Contract signed for TSF construction

March 15, 2002- 
The contract for construction of the Terascale Simulation Facility was signed this week with M.A. Mortenson Company’s Advanced Technology Group. The $54.45 million contract covers construction of the 253,000-square-foot supercomputing facility that will house the next generation of Advanced Simulation and Computing Campaign (ASC)...

President's Council praises labs' outstanding grades, post-Sept. 11 service

March 15, 2002- 
In the ninth annual report of the UC President’s Council on the National Laboratories, Bill Friend told the Regents Wednesday the University of California should be "proud of the service the laboratories render and the resource they are to the nation. "I think none of us could have lived through the last six months without appreciating...

New Fellowship Named For Livermore Lab's First Director, Herbert York

March 11, 2002- 
  A postdoctoral fellowship program named for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s first director, Herbert York, is now accepting applications. Herbert York Postdoctoral Fellows will work in the Lab’s Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), which brings together experts from the science and technology and policy communities to explore innovative ways in which science and...

LLNL Media Statement on Kotla Case

March 11, 2002- 
"We certainly appreciate the time and effort that the jury gave to this very difficult case. The split decision and seven days of jury deliberations are acknowledgments to the varied opinions that continue to exist on these accusations. Dee Kotla admitted to her use of lab equipment for outside business — a clear violation of lab policy. In addition, she admitted that during the...

CGSR creates York fellowship in honor of its first director

March 8, 2002- 
A postdoctoral fellowship program named for the Laboratory’s first director, Herbert York, is now accepting applications. Herbert York Postdoctoral Fellows will work in the Lab’s Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), which brings together experts from the science and technology and policy communities to explore innovative ways in...

A-List sets Laboratory's priorities for 2002

March 8, 2002- 
A List Shortly after I became Director, I introduced the idea of the Lab A-List. The purpose was to identify 10 objectives for each year that would define the most important institutional goals for me and the other senior managers. To make the list an item had to a) be important for a significant fraction of...

The Lab's 'A' List

March 8, 2002- 
1. Work to make the five-year NNSA/DP stockpile stewardship program plan a reality. 2. Meet all the project and program milestones for NIF. 3. Build a strong counter-terrorism program that responds to the wide range of needs and opportunities. 4. Meet the UC goals: Appendix O, enhanced system efficiency in operations, and...

Livermore, Los Alamos labs complete first 3-D simulation of full-system nuclear weapon

March 8, 2002- 
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories have completed two of the largest computer simulations ever attempted, the first full-system three-dimensional simulations of a nuclear weapon explosion. These simulations signify completion of an important milestone in the maturing of the National Nuclear Security...