News

Edward Teller Centennial Symposium

April 18, 2008- 
A unique symposium honoring the 100th anniversary of Edward Teller's birth will be held on May 28. "Edward Teller was one of the great physicists of the 20th century," notes Steve Libby, of the Physical Sciences directorate. "In recent years, he was recognized for his contributions to national security and science education. We also wanted to do something to highlight his enormous...

Edward Teller Centennial Symposium

April 18, 2008- 
A unique symposium honoring the 100th anniversary of Edward Teller's birth will be held on May 28. "Edward Teller was one of the great physicists of the 20th century," notes Steve Libby, of the Physical Sciences directorate. "In recent years, he was recognized for his contributions to national security and science education. We also wanted to do something to highlight his enormous...

News Briefs: April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008- 
  Vaselopulos to replace Trocki as LLNS office director Kathleen Vaselopulos, director of the Laboratory’s Prime Contract Management Office, has assumed the role of LLNS office director. Current LLNS Office Director Linda Trocki is leaving her position for personal reasons. To ensure continuity in this important position, Deputy Director Steve Liedle has selected Vaselopulos to...

News Briefs: April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008- 
  Vaselopulos to replace Trocki as LLNS office director Kathleen Vaselopulos, director of the Laboratory’s Prime Contract Management Office, has assumed the role of LLNS office director. Current LLNS Office Director Linda Trocki is leaving her position for personal reasons. To ensure continuity in this important position, Deputy Director Steve Liedle has selected Vaselopulos to...

News Briefs: April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008- 
  Vaselopulos to replace Trocki as LLNS office director Kathleen Vaselopulos, director of the Laboratory’s Prime Contract Management Office, has assumed the role of LLNS office director. Current LLNS Office Director Linda Trocki is leaving her position for personal reasons. To ensure continuity in this important position, Deputy Director Steve Liedle has selected Vaselopulos to...

Unbowed, endangered fiddleneck orchestrates come-back

April 18, 2008- 
Editor's note: This feature is brought to you by the Laboratory's Archives and Research Center. The large-flowered fiddleneck (Amsinckia grandiflora) is an endangered plant native to Site 300. It blooms in March and April, producing orange, funnel-shaped flowers with five petals that grow in a coiled cluster. The flower gets its name from its stem, which bears a large number of...

Unbowed, endangered fiddleneck orchestrates come-back

April 18, 2008- 
Editor's note: This feature is brought to you by the Laboratory's Archives and Research Center. The large-flowered fiddleneck (Amsinckia grandiflora) is an endangered plant native to Site 300. It blooms in March and April, producing orange, funnel-shaped flowers with five petals that grow in a coiled cluster. The flower gets its name from its stem, which bears a large number of...

Rare plant, the diamond-petaled California poppy, flourishing this spring at LLNL facility

April 16, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. –Once thought to be extinct for about 40 years, a rare plant has been anything but scarce this spring – at least in one location, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) experimental test facility, Site 300. The diamond-petaled California poppy was believed to have become extinct until it was rediscovered in 1992 in the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County by...

LLNLreceives approval on Workforce Restructuring Plan

April 15, 2008- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. –Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory received approval today from the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration for its Workforce Restructuring Plan. The approval now allows the Laboratory to prepare an Involuntary Separation Program (ISP) for up to 535 career-indefinite employees. The involuntary separation process is part of the Lab’s integrated...

Lab mentors recognized by DOE

April 11, 2008- 
Teacher, counselor and adviser: These roles fittingly describe each of the 11 Lab recipients of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Outstanding Mentor Award who were honored at a reception held on-site last week. The awards for the summer of 2007 were presented by Lab Deputy Director Steve Liedle. Those receiving the 2007 DOE Outstanding Mentor Awards are: Malvin Kalos and Patrick...

High-resolution climate simulations with Thunder

April 11, 2008- 
Using state-of-the-art supercomputers, Laboratory climate scientists have performed a 400-year high-resolution global ocean-atmosphere simulation with results that are more similar to actual observations of surface winds and sea surface temperatures. The research, led by LLNL atmospheric scientist Govindasamy Bala, appears in the April 1 edition of the Journal of Climate . The...

High-resolution climate simulations with Thunder

April 11, 2008- 
Using state-of-the-art supercomputers, Laboratory climate scientists have performed a 400-year high-resolution global ocean-atmosphere simulation with results that are more similar to actual observations of surface winds and sea surface temperatures. The research, led by LLNL atmospheric scientist Govindasamy Bala, appears in the April 1 edition of the Journal of Climate . The...

Lab helps Texas laser blaze to petawatt power milestone

April 11, 2008- 
Using optics and expertise developed at LLNL, a laser at the University of Texas has demonstrated more than one quadrillion (10 15 ) watts (one petawatt) of power. The Texas Petawatt laser is the first of its kind to be completed in the United States since the deactivation of the original petawatt laser at LLNL in 1999. According to Todd Ditmire of the Texas Center for High Intensity Laser...

Lab helps Texas laser blaze to petawatt power milestone

April 11, 2008- 
Using optics and expertise developed at LLNL, a laser at the University of Texas has demonstrated more than one quadrillion (10 15 ) watts (one petawatt) of power. The Texas Petawatt laser is the first of its kind to be completed in the United States since the deactivation of the original petawatt laser at LLNL in 1999. According to Todd Ditmire of the Texas Center for High Intensity Laser...

Lab helps Texas laser blaze to petawatt power milestone

April 11, 2008- 
Using optics and expertise developed at LLNL, a laser at the University of Texas has demonstrated more than one quadrillion (10 15 ) watts (one petawatt) of power. The Texas Petawatt laser is the first of its kind to be completed in the United States since the deactivation of the original petawatt laser at LLNL in 1999. According to Todd Ditmire of the Texas Center for High Intensity Laser...

Lab helps Texas laser blaze to petawatt power milestone

April 11, 2008- 
Using optics and expertise developed at LLNL, a laser at the University of Texas has demonstrated more than one quadrillion (10 15 ) watts (one petawatt) of power. The Texas Petawatt laser is the first of its kind to be completed in the United States since the deactivation of the original petawatt laser at LLNL in 1999. According to Todd Ditmire of the Texas Center for High Intensity Laser...

“Dinner with a Scientist” puts science careers on the table

April 11, 2008- 
Science was on the menu at the third annual "Dinner With a Scientist," held this week at the Amador Valley High School Library in Pleasanton. Ten female scientists and engineers from the Lab met with 52 local female students for learning, discussion and camaraderie. Students participating are from the organization "GetSet!" (Girls Exploring Technology, Science and Engineering Together)...

“Dinner with a Scientist” puts science careers on the table

April 11, 2008- 
Science was on the menu at the third annual "Dinner With a Scientist," held this week at the Amador Valley High School Library in Pleasanton. Ten female scientists and engineers from the Lab met with 52 local female students for learning, discussion and camaraderie. Students participating are from the organization "GetSet!" (Girls Exploring Technology, Science and Engineering Together)...

News Briefs: April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008- 
Visit by British Ministry of Defence The Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate hosted a senior delegation of scientists and government officials from the United Kingdom April 2 and 3. Nicholas Bennett of the British Ministry of Defence led the British delegation. Dimitri Kusnezov, head of the Office of Research, Development and Simulation for the National Nuclear Security...

News Briefs: April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008- 
Visit by British Ministry of Defence The Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate hosted a senior delegation of scientists and government officials from the United Kingdom April 2 and 3. Nicholas Bennett of the British Ministry of Defence led the British delegation. Dimitri Kusnezov, head of the Office of Research, Development and Simulation for the National Nuclear Security...