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June 2002

The Laboratory
in the News

Commentary by
Bert Weinstein

A Two-Pronged Attack on Bioterrorism

Adaptive Optics Sharpen the View from Earth

Experiments
Re-Create X Rays from Comets

Chemistry—
50 Years of Exploring the Material World

Patents

Awards

 

Awards

Claire Max, founding director of Livermore’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP), has been name a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Founded during the American Revolution by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other early U.S. leaders, the academy is today an international society with the dual function of electing to membership individuals of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, and of conducting projects and studies responsive to the needs and problems of society.

Max was selected in the physics division of the academy. She joined Livermore as a physicist in 1974, founded IGPP in 1983, and became director of University Relations in 1995. She now serves as associate director for the National Science Foundation’s Center for Adaptive Optics at the University of California at Santa Cruz, in which Livermore plays a significant role. She is also a professor of astronomy at UC Santa Cruz.
Max’s most recent work focuses on the use of adaptive optics on the telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. (See the article entitled Adaptive Optics Sharpen the View from Earth.)
Edward Teller is the only other academy member from the Laboratory. Others selected as fellows in 2002 include Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and Academy Award–winning actress Anjelica Houston.


 



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