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UC Davis/LLNL Regional Education Center to Provide Professional Development Opportunities for K-12 Teachers

March 28, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.-- The University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the UC Office of the President, UC Merced and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has established the Edward Teller Education Center adjacent to the UC Davis Department of Applied Science at LLNL. The center,...

NNSA will blend science, security to 'push barriers�

March 23, 2001 -  
When Gen. John Gordon, administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), spoke at the Science Day celebration, he used his chance to speak to “a captive audience” of Lab employees, managers, scientists and engineers about the creation and future of the NNSA. “NNSA is only about...

Krebs tells scientists to learn 'language of leadership'

March 23, 2001 -  
Despite a perception of conflicting objectives, scientists must be responsive to management if they want to seek funding, said Martha Krebs, director of the California NanoSystems Institute and former director of DOE’s Office of Science. Krebs spoke last week as part of Women’s History Month...

A day of show and tell for supercomputing

March 23, 2001 -  
In an unprecedented exhibition of the vast reaches of the Lab’s supercomputing power, scientists and engineers from nearly every discipline and program displayed their projects throughout the Science Day celebration. Employees, managers, media, and local and state political representatives gathered...

Lab scientists contribute to physics dictionary

March 23, 2001 -  
Lab physicists Don Correll and Bob Heeter were recent collaborators on the CRC Press Comprehensive Dictionary of Physics, published earlier this year. Both Correll, who is director of the Lab’s Science & Technology Education Program, and Heeter, who is a Lawrence Fellow at the Lab, are...

Livermore Lab Workers Are Long-Lived

March 14, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Mortality rates for employees at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory continue to be significantly lower than the death rates for the general population, an ongoing study shows. The study revealed that, for all causes of death during the period 1984 through 1996, Lab workers...

Jay Davis Named Livermore Lab's First National Security Fellow

March 12, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Jay Davis, the director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) – a Department of Defense related organization – will return to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to become the first National Security Fellow at the Lab’s Center for Global Security Research, effective July 1...

Lab expertise tapped to reduce chemical weapons threat

March 9, 2001 -  
The Laboratory’s state-of-the-art forensic capabilities for ultratrace chemical analysis have been enlisted in the global effort to reduce the threat of chemical weapons. At the request of the State Department, Department of Defense and DOE, LLNL has begun the procedure to become the second U.S...

Small-scale modeling yields big dividends

March 9, 2001 -  
Some of the most well known work coming from the Lab deals with computational modeling at the smallest level. Providing invaluable data to many projects involving simulations at the microscopic scale is the Quantum Simulations Group (QSG) in the Physics and Applied Technologies directorate, led by...

Jay Davis to return as Lab's first fellow for national security

March 9, 2001 -  
Jay Davis, the director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) — a Department of Defense related organization — will return to the Laboratory to become the first National Security Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research, effective July 1. LLNL’s Center for Global Security Research...

DDLS presentation dives into carbon sequestration in ocean depths

March 9, 2001 -  
Chemical experiments in the deep sea will be discussed in depth when Peter Brewer, senior scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, presents the next Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. The talk takes place at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. The...

Computing pioneer to speak

March 9, 2001 -  
In addition to many of the Lab’s own top scientists’ presentations, Science Day will host Larry Smarr as its plenary speaker. Smarr’s talk, “From the Supercomputer to the Grid,” will be held at 9 a.m. in the Bldg. 123 auditorium, along with the other Science Day presentations. (See http://stars...

Model research for climate change

Feb. 23, 2001 -  
What will the results of the “greenhouse effect” be in five, 10 or 50 years? On the world? On the United States? On the Tri-Valley specifically? What would happen if one or more of the suggested steps to stem this effect were taken by California, the entire United States or by the world? These...

Steering group appointed to oversee development of upcoming employee survey

Feb. 23, 2001 -  
Development of a comprehensive survey of employee views of the work environment is intensifying following the conclusion of the recent senior management off-site and discussions with several focus groups to identify important workforce issues. A steering group has been named to develop the survey...

Lab physicist writes the book on how to put your science to work

Feb. 23, 2001 -  
Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s in a wide range of sciences recently crowded into a large lecture room at the American Geophysical Union’s meeting in San Francisco to get some advice on a topic of increasing concern: What are my career options? The person they had come to hear was Peter Fiske,...

The Future Of Transportation From Rails To Rockets: Magnetic Levitation

Feb. 20, 2001 -  
--Livermore Laboratory "Science 2001" Lecture-- LIVERMORE, Calif.—Magnetic levitation could lead to major improvements in current rail systems in which trains would travel faster and more efficiently, says retired LLNL scientist Dick Post. The future uses of magnetic levitation will be discussed...

Biomaterials research leading to implants that will promote body's 'normal healing'

Feb. 16, 2001 -  
“At the start of the 21st century, biology is where the excitement is. It was physics in the first half of the 20th century, but biology is where we’re now seeing the big breakthroughs,” said Buddy Ratner of the University of Washington. Ratner’s reasons for this observation were the subject of his...