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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...

SIX HUNDRED GIRLS IN GRADES 6-12 TO ATTEND 23rd ANNUAL EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE

March 7, 2002- 
What: This one-day conference for 6th through 12th grade young women is designed to foster their interest in science and mathematics through positive, hands-on experiences, as well as interaction with positive role models, particularly women who are active in science- and math-related careers. At the conference, the young women will attend two hands-on workshops, career...

Center For Adaptive Optics Invites Private Industry to Join Advisory Board

March 7, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a key partner in the University of California Santa Cruz-based Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO), invite industry and investor leaders to join an Industrial Advisory Board. The 4-year-old CfAO is a National Science Foundation and Technology Center and is made up of 25 participating institutions including...

LLNL Hosts Discussion on Better Materials to Reduce the Threat From Terrorism

Feb. 20, 2002- 
What: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will host a talk entitled "Materials for Antiterrorism and Other Critical National Needs." Who: Toni Grobstein Marechaux of the National Research Council and director of the National Materials Advisory Board When: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. Where: Building 543, Auditorium, LLNL NOTE The talk, sponsored by the...

Dr. John Marburger, Science Advisor to the President of the United States, to Visit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Feb. 15, 2002- 
Wednesday February 20th Director’s Distinguished Lecture "Science-Based Science Policy for the National Laboratories" 3:30 p.m. Press Availability 4:30 p.m Who: John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to The President and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy What: Marburger will make his first visit to LLNL for an overview of a number of the Lab’s science programs...

Laboratory Earns Marks of Outstanding In Science, Operations and Management

Feb. 15, 2002- 
  Chart in PDF: DOE/LLNL Appendix F ratings: FY01 For the first time ever, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has achieved an overall rating of "outstanding," as assessed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The annual assessment, covering the period Oct. 1, 2000 to Sept. 30, 2001, includes appraisals of the Lab’s performance in three areas —...

Researchers Create Simulation Of Chemical/Biological Release In Salt Lake City As Precautionary Measure

Feb. 15, 2002- 
  LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created a three-dimensional simulation of how a biological or chemical release could spread in and around Salt Lake City. The simulation was not created in response to any known threat. But rather, it was made to display how a dangerous airborne substance would flow through downtown buildings in Salt...

Lasers point way to astronomical phenomena

Feb. 15, 2002- 
BOSTON, Mass. — Large lasers and Z-pinch generators in laboratories are recreating conditions relevant to astrophysical phenomena of the universe such as supernovae, black holes, molecular clouds like the Eagle Nebula, and the creation of new planets. Laboratory physicist Bruce Remington will discuss this and other findings this...

Lab earns overall grade of outstanding for science, management, operations

Feb. 15, 2002- 
For the first time ever, the Laboratory has achieved an overall rating of "outstanding," as assessed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The annual assessment, covering the period Oct. 1, 2000, to Sept. 30, 2001, includes appraisals of the Lab’s performance in three areas — institutional Laboratory management, science...

Here's your chance to join the parade in honor of Lab's 50th

Feb. 15, 2002- 
All the world loves a parade, or at least that’s how we feel in the Tri-Valley. In the next several months, there will be parades aplenty in communities such as Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Danville — and the Lab with be there. But we need your help. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Laboratory will put together a special...

New thin-film fuel cell packs powerful boost for consumer electronics

Feb. 15, 2002- 
The LLNL Center for Microtechnology Engineering has developed and demonstrated a laboratory prototype miniature thin-film fuel cell power source, which provides portable electrical power for a range of consumer electronics. With the LLNL fuel cell, a typical cell phone battery could be projected to last more than 300 percent longer...

Livermore Lab Physicist to Discuss Exploration ofSupernovae, Black Holes, New Planets and Beyond UsingLaboratory Astrophysics

Feb. 14, 2002- 
BOSTON, Mass. — Large lasers and Z-pinch generators in laboratories are recreating conditions relevant to astrophysical phenomena of the universe such as supernovae, black holes, molecular clouds like the Eagle Nebula, and the creation of new planets. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Bruce Remington will be discussing this and other findings (Feb. 16) at 4:30 p.m. EST...

LLNL Develops Powerful New Rechargable Battery

Feb. 12, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed and demonstrated a laboratory prototype miniature thin-film fuel cell power source, which provides portable electrical power for a range of consumer electronics. With the LLNL fuel cell, a typical cell phone battery could be projected to last more than 300 percent longer, extending standby time...

Laboratory Scientists to Offer Ways Science and Technology Collaboration Can Advance Regional Security in Central Asia

Feb. 12, 2002- 
Advancing regional security in Central Asia through scientific and technical collaboration will be the subject of a congressional workshop conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists Thursday, Feb. 14, in Washington D.C. Gen. Anthony Zinni, former head of the U.S. Central Command, will be a featured speaker at the presentation co-hosted by Reps. Curt Weldon of...