Tag Archives: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Charles Verdon Nominated NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has nominated Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Picked for DOE Nuclear Security Undersecretary Post

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, president of national security consulting firms Tier Tech International and LEG Inc., will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary for nuclear security at the Energy Department, the White House announced Monday. Gordon-Hagerty previously worked at DOE as director of the department’s emergency response office and …

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RAND, LLNL Host Joint Workshop on High-Performance Computing for Water Mgmt

Non-profit research organization RAND Corporation and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have hosted a joint workshop that facilitated the analysis of water management strategies through high-performance computer simulations. LLNL said Thursday workshop participants used supercomputer simulations to test water management portfolios such as conservation, groundwater and seawater desalination and water reuse against climate change …

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Livermore Lab Scientists Aim to Develop Protective Clothing Based on Carbon Nanotube Membrane

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a carbon nanotube-based membrane designed to protect uniformed personnel from chemical and biological agents on the battlefield. A team of researchers led by Ngoc Bui evaluated the transport functionalities of carbon nanotube pores to design a breathable material, Livermore Lab said Wednesday. “We demonstrated …

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Livermore Lab Scientists Develop New Technique to Detect Secret Underground Nuclear Test Sites

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a technique that could potentially help international inspectors find secret sites used for underground nuclear tests within a search area of 1,000 square kilometers. LLNL researchers and scientists from National Security Technologies used computer models and a sampler tool to simulate gas …

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Senate OKs Cherry Murray as DOE’s Office of Science Director; Ernest Moniz Comments

Cherry Murray, formerly a professor of technology, public policy and physics at Harvard University, has been confirmed as director of the Energy Department’s Office of Science. Murray will be responsible for research initiatives in advanced scientific computing, high energy physics, nuclear physics and biological, environmental, fusion energy and basic energy …

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Robert Work, Frank Kendall Visit Livermore Nat’l Lab Facilities

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California to take a classified tour of its key facilities, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that the visit highlighted the laboratory’s work to support the U.S. nuclear program. “[Livermore …

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David Bader: LLNL Climate Modeling Project Aims to Answer ‘Grand Challenges’

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has partnered with academic and private-sector organizations and seven other U.S. national laboratories to create a comprehensive climate and Earth system model by using high-performance computing technologies. Anne Stark, a senior public information officer at LLNL, writes Tuesday that the 10-year Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy …

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