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Magnesium oxide undergoes dynamic transition when it comes to super-Earth exoplanets

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Johns Hopkins University have unlocked new secrets about the interiors of super-Earth exoplanets, potentially revolutionizing our understanding of these distant worlds. The focus of this work, magnesium oxide (MgO), a crucial component of Earth’s lower mantle, is believed to play a similar role in the…

DOE, LLNL take center stage at inaugural artificial-intelligence expo

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil and other LLNL staff joined Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Secretary David Turk, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Jill Hruby, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Innovation Geraldine Richmond, DOE Director of the Office of Critical and Emerging Technologies Helena Fu, U.S…

Finding Livermore: Employees share their LLNL origin stories

With more than 70 years of history and nearly 9,000 current employees, it is not uncommon for several generations of family members to have worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). For those employees with parents or grandparents preceding them, a career at the Laboratory was not in their original plans. In fact, before coming to LLNL, many do not realize…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to host summer career fair 2024

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) empowers multidisciplinary teams to pursue big ideas using innovative science and technology to meet the national security mission and make the world a better place — and the Lab is growing every day. To recruit prospective employees for more than 150 open positions, LLNL is hosting a summer on-site career fair to share…

Jupiter Laser Facility gets a reboot

Fifty years ago, the first laser, Janus, was installed in Building 174 (renamed the Jupiter Laser Facility in 2006) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Additional lasers, more than 100 Ph.D.s granted time on the system and thousands of international users later, the Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) celebrated its grand reopening Thursday after a four-year refurbishment,…

Lawrence Livermore honored as one of Glassdoor's 2024 'Best-Led Companies'

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been named a winner of Glassdoor’s inaugural award for Best-Led Companies 2024 in the United States. This award honors companies with exceptional senior leadership teams that go above and beyond to redefine the employee experience. Unlike other workplace awards, Glassdoor’s awards rely on input over the past year from…

GUIDE team develops approach to redesign antibodies against viral pandemics

In a groundbreaking development for addressing future viral pandemics, a multi-institutional team involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers has successfully combined an artificial intelligence (AI)-backed platform with supercomputing to redesign and restore the effectiveness of antibodies whose ability to fight viruses has been compromised by…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes 4-Star Employer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been recognized as a VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes organizations committed to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting veterans and the military-connected community. LLNL is one of 285 organizations recognized for 2024. See the full slate of…

Celebrating LLNL researchers on World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is Friday, April 26. World IP Day shines a light on the important role innovation plays in achieving the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to create a better future for everyone by protecting the planet. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL)’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) is…

LLNL hosts Early Career Information Day focused on advanced materials and manufacturing

The University of California (UC) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have a storied history going back to the founding of the Laboratory in 1952. The work conducted at the Lab since that time has benefited in many areas from successful collaboration with researchers and contributors within the UC system. In the spirit of continued collaboration, a UC Early…

Energy I-Corps experience shines light on bringing specialty resin to the silicone 3D-printing market

In the fall of 2023, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists Sijia Huang and Michael Ford participated in the Department of Energy’s Energy I-Corps Program, an immersive eight-week entrepreneurial boot camp that teaches scientists and engineers the tools of the trade for commercializing technology from the Lab to the marketplace. A major part of the…

San Francisco Business Times names LLNL Director Kim Budil to ‘Power 100’ list

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Director Kim Budil has been named to the “Power 100” list by the San Francisco Business Times, highlighting the top business leaders in the Bay Area. This is the second year that Budil has been selected for this recognition. The Power 100 represents the region’s diverse industries and were chosen by the editorial staff to…

Lawrence Livermore makes Glassdoor’s 2024 ‘Best Places to Work’ list

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2024. This is the fifth award the Laboratory has earned in Glassdoor’s award program since its inception in 2009. The Employees’ Choice Award, now in its 16th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide…

New analysis outlines national opportunities to remove CO2 at the gigaton scale

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with scientists from more than a dozen institutions, have completed a first-of-its-kind high-resolution assessment of carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (CDR) in the United States. The report, “Roads to Removal: Options for Carbon Dioxide Removal in the United States,” charts a path for the United States to achieve…

U.S. Navy Admiral Richard W. Mies presented 2023 Foster Medal

In an award ceremony held last month at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), U.S. Navy Admiral Richard W. Mies was presented with the John S. Foster Jr. Medal for his outstanding contributions to national security, nuclear deterrence, and scientific innovation. The Foster Medal, established in 2015, recognizes individuals who have displayed innovative and…