Science & Technology Review, November/December 2008
Alexandria A. Ballard (Art Director and Designer) Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Periodical. 24 cm, 24 pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). 2008 Index. Mailing information printed on rear cover, stamp over mailing information. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is an American federal research facility in Livermore, California, United States, founded by the University of California in 1952. A Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), it is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. In 2012, the laboratory had the synthetic chemical element livermorium named after it. LLNL was established in 1952 as the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, an offshoot of the existing UC Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley. It was intended to spur innovation and provide competition to the nuclear weapon design laboratory at Los Alamos in New Mexico, that developed the first atomic weapons. Edward Teller and Ernest Lawrence, director of the Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley, are regarded as the co-founders of the Livermore facility. Lawrence tapped 32-year-old Herbert York, to run Livermore. Under York, the Lab had four main programs: Project Sherwood (the Magnetic Fusion Program), Project Whitney (the weapons design program), diagnostic weapon experiments, and a basic physics program. York and the new lab embraced the Lawrence "big science" approach, tackling challenging projects with physicists, chemists, engineers, and computational scientists working together in multidisciplinary teams. UCRL-TR-52000-08-11/12. This is a significant publication from one of the United States nuclear weapon design/physics laboratories. This issue addressed several 2008 R&D 100 Awards recognizing accomplishments by the Laboratory. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Innovation, Erik Stenehjem, Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope, Laser Fusion, Cargo Containers, Security Monitoring, Nanolaminates, Plutonium, Supercomputing, R&D 100 Awards.