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Institutional History

AbstractLaboratory directorsImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

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Dates

1971 – 1981

Authorized Form of Name

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Additional Forms of Names

L.L.L.

Livermore (Calif.). Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

University of California, Berkeley. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Institutional History

Abstract

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is a scientific research laboratory founded by the University of California in 1952 as part of Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and was formally separated from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in 1971. It is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a partnership of the University of California, Bechtel Corporation, Babcock and Wilcox, the URS Corporation, and Battelle Memorial Institute. In 1981, it was designated a national laboratory and changed the name to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Laboratory directors

1971-81, Roger Batzel.

Important Dates

1970sLaunched its laser research program.

1971Laboratory was formally separated from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1971 – 1973John Holdren was on staff.

1971 – 1979John Browne was on staff.

1971 – 1981C. Bruce Tarter was on staff.

1971 – 1981Richard Post was on staff.

1971 – 1981Roger Batzel was on staff.

1971 – 1981John Nuckolls was on staff.

1971 – 1981Berni Alder was on staff.

1971 – 1981Michael May was on staff.

1971 – 1981John D. Anderson was on staff.

1972 – 1981George Miller was on staff.

1972 – 1981John Lindl was on staff.

1972 – 1981William Kruer was on staff.

1975 – 1981John Clauser was on staff.

1980sPioneered the use of multiple parallel processing for scientific computing.

1980 – 1981Michael Anastasio was on staff.

1981David Ceperley was on staff.

1981Laboratory was designated a national laboratory and changes its name to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

Places

Headquarters

Livermore (Calif.)

Subjects

Physical laboratories.

Weapons industry.

Citations

Historical information from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory history webpage (https://www.llnl.gov/about/history).

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Alder, B. J.

Theoretical Physicist.

Anastasio, Michael R.

Staff member and Manager.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Deputy Division Leader; Division Leader; Deputy Head; and Assistant Director to Director, Physics.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Associate Division Leader.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Director.

Browne, John Charles, 1942-

Staff Scientist.

Ceperley, David

Staff Scientist.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Research Physicist and Group Leader, 2XIIB Experiment.

Holdren, John P.

Physicist, Theory Group, Magnetic Fusion Energy Division.

Kruer, William L.

Group Leader, Laser Plasma Theory and Simulation.

Lindl, John

Physicist; Group Leader; and Associate Division Leader, Inertial Confinement Fusion Program.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Associate Director.

Miller, George H.

Physicist and Leader, A-Division.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Associate Division Leader and Associate Leader, Laser Fusion Program.

Porkolab, Miklos

Consultant.

Post, Richard F.

Leader, Controlled Thermonuclear Research Group and Deputy Associate Director, Magnetic Fusion Energy Program.

Schramm, David N.

Consultant.

Tarter, C. B.

Group Leader; Deputy Division Leader, Theoretical Physics; and Division Leader, Theoretical Physics.

Woosley, Stanford E.

Consultant.

Associates & Members

Boyer, Keith, 1915-

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

Hecht, Jeff

Kidder, R. E. (Ray E.)

Laslett, L. Jackson (Lawrence Jackson), 1913-

Le Levier, Robert E., 1923-

Lofgren, Edward J., 1908-

MacCracken, Michael C.

Mann, Lloyd Godfrey, 1922-

Olsen, Clifford W.

Reynolds, Wallace B.

Schwartz, Charles Leon, 1931-

Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983

Singleton, Mary F.

Stickley, Carlisle Martin, 1933-

Taylor, Theodore B., 1925-

Waltz, Ronald E.

Weaver, Harold F.

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Became national laboratory and name changed in 1981.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Laboratory was split apart from Berkeley campus in 1971.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Lab created as an offshoot of the University of California, Berkeley's Radiation Laboratory in 1952 and it became its own separate laboratory in 1971.

Collaborators

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Sister program.

Associates

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

University of California, Los Angeles. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Lawrence Livermore Lab nuclear winter study papers, 1972-1993.

Lamont Library

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Subject

Cliff Olsen papers, 1958-2002.

Lied Library. Special Collections

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

4505 Maryland Parkway Box 457001, Las Vegas, NV 89154-7001, USA

Documents relating to the Laser Research Program at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1962-1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Henry H. Barschall reminiscences.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Jeff Hecht laser pioneer interviews, 1984-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joan Bromberg research materials for "Fusion: science, politics, and the invention of a new energy source", 1922-1982 (bulk 1958-1978).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

L. Jackson Laslett scientist files, 1955-1976 (bulk 1964-1976).

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Lloyd Godfrey Mann response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988-1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory : transcript, 1976.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Mary F. Singleton papers, 1958-2005.

parks Library. Archives of Women in Science and Engineering

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011, USA

Oral history interview with Berni J. Alder, 1990 June 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carlisle Martin Stickley, 1984 September 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles Donald Shane, 1978 July 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles Leon Schwartz, 1987 May 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Joseph Lofgren, 2006 May 6, 13, and 20.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Harold F. Weaver, 1991 September 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Keith Boyer, 1984 November 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Michael MacCracken, 2013 April 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ray E. Kidder, 2008 April 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ray Edward Kidder, 1986 August 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Le Levier, 1987 April 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ronald E. Waltz, 2006 May 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Theodore Brewster Taylor, 1989 April 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wallace B. Reynolds, 1975 December 12.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Personal histories of x-ray astronomy records, 1967-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

University of California, Los Angeles Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Administrative files, 1959-1990.

University Research Library. Department of Special Collections

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575, USA

Published Resources

Author

Making history-- making a difference : photographs celebrating six decades of excellence / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory & the University of California.