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Science on Screen

‘Science On Screen’ series returns to Modesto

Feb. 10, 2017 - LIVERMORE, California -- Now in its third year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with the State Theatre in Modesto to bring "Science on Screen" to the theater one Saturday a month from February through April.Science on Screen is a free, educational program...

carbon nanotubes

Nanotube growth moving in the right direction

Feb. 9, 2017 - For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators have captured a movie of how large populations of carbon nanotubes grow and align themselves.Understanding how carbon nanotubes (CNT) nucleate, grow and self-organize to form macroscale materials is critical for...

Science on Saturday

‘Science On Saturday’ lecture series to reconstruct a rabies...

Feb. 8, 2017 - Who: Lawrence Livermore scientists Monica Borucki and Jonathan Allen, along with Granada High School science teacher Elizabeth Lopez, will present "Reconstructing a Rabies Epidemic: Byte by Byte," the second lecture in the 2017 Science on Saturday series. The series theme is "Ingenious Inventions."...

EYH

Register now for annual 'Expanding Your Horizons'...

Feb. 7, 2017 - Register now for the 39th annual Tri-Valley Expanding Your Horizons Conference, scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus, 1690 Watermill Road, San Ramon. Registration is now closed.This popular daylong event introduces young women in grades 6-9 to...

Bruce Hendrickson

Sandia’s Hendrickson to lead LLNL Computation

Feb. 6, 2017 - Bruce Hendrickson has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's associate director for Computation. The announcement was made by Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein following a nationwide search.Hendrickson will assume his associate director responsibilities in late March. He will...

science on saturday

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to explore 'Forensic Science...

Feb. 3, 2017 - Who: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Brad Hart, Deon Anex and Katelyn Mason, along with teacher Katherine Huang, who teaches classes in anatomy, physiology and biotechnology at Dougherty Valley High School, will present "Forensic Science in Crisis: How Proteins Can Help,"...

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Meet Ivy Krystal Jones

Feb. 3, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars.The postdoc program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides opportunities for postdocs to conduct world-class research in an exciting...

HAPLS

LLNL meets key milestone for delivery of world’s highest average...

Feb. 2, 2017 - The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system. With...

Science on Saturday

Ingenious inventions highlight Lawrence Livermore’s popular...

Jan. 31, 2017 - LIVERMORE, California -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 4 and runs through Feb. 25 at the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First St., Livermore.The series will offer four different lectures with the theme "Ingenious...

Plate tectonics go to the core

Jan. 30, 2017 - The heat from Earth's core has a significant effect on tectonic plate movement.The new research challenges the previous school of thought that movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool.The team, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

Tom Braun

Meet Tom Braun

Jan. 27, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) postdocs and graduate scholars.___________________ Full Name: Tom BraunHometown: Berlin, GermanyEducation: Braun received his master's degree in physics from Technical...

Girls Who Code volunteers

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District recognizes ‘Girls...

Jan. 26, 2017 - Thanks to the efforts of volunteers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), more than 150 students at Livermore middle and high schools were introduced to coding and basic computer programming last fall during after-school "Girls Who Code" clubs. The 22 Laboratory mentors were...

superfund

'Superfund tours' at Livermore site and Site 300

Jan. 24, 2017 - LIVERMORE, California - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will host a pair of "Superfund Program tours" in March to provide the public a close-up look at LLNL's ongoing program to clean up historic soil and groundwater contamination.The first tour will take place at Site 300, LLNL's...

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Lab pulsed-ion beam experiments reveal radiation damage...

Jan. 24, 2017 - Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have used a novel pulsed-ion-beam method to identify mechanisms of radiation defect formation in silicon.The research could have implications for improvements in modern electronics performance.Understanding radiation defects in...

PEC

Carbon-free energy from solar water splitting

Jan. 23, 2017 - A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and collaborators are fine tuning the mechanisms to generate hydrogen from water and sunlight.Hydrogen production offers a promising approach for producing scalable and sustainable carbon-free energy. The key to a successful solar-to-fuel...

zucca

Lawrence Livermore geophysicist receives NNSA Administrator’s...

Jan. 20, 2017 - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory geophysicist and a leader in the Global Security Principal Directorate Jay Zucca has received one of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) top awards for his work in nonproliferation and nuclear security.Zucca, principal deputy for Global...

Meet Madison Martin

Jan. 20, 2017 - Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the diverse group of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdocs and graduate scholars._________Full name: Madison MartinHometown: Cooper City, FloridaEducational background: Martin received a bachelor's degree in math and physics...

TAMU

Laboratory begins engineering internship program with Texas A...

Jan. 19, 2017 - Looking to ramp up hiring of engineers and extend its reach into the country's top engineering schools, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is launching an internship program with Texas A&M University (TAMU) that will bring promising engineering students to the Lab starting this...

QER

Department of Energy issues second installment of Quadrennial...

Jan. 18, 2017 - The Department of Energy has issued the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), which focuses on the electricity system and its role as the enabler for accomplishing three key national goals: improving the economy, protecting the environment and increasing national security.The...

early career awards

Obama honors two LLNL researchers

Jan. 18, 2017 - Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers were among the recipients named by President Obama for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), announced in Washington D.C. Jan. 9.Jonathan Belof and Eric Duoss joined 100 others in winning...