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Carbon dioxide laser with technician in bunny suit on left
// S&T Highlights
NIF’s lasers delivered slightly more than the requested 1.9 megajoules (MJ) of laser energy at 440 terawatts of peak power for the shot that produced a historic 1.35 megajoules of fusion energy.
Physicist Omar Hurricane
// Recognition
Omar Hurricane, chief scientist for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory inertial confinement fusion program, is a recipient of the 2021 Edward Teller Award.
2021 Early and Mid-Career Recognition Awards
// Director's Awards

Twelve scientists and engineers have been named to LLNL's sixth annual Early and Mid-Career Recognition (EMCR) Program in recognition of scientific and technical accomplishments, leadership, and future promise demonstrated early in their careers.

2021 S&T Excellence in Publication Awards
// Director's Awards

Eleven staff project teams, seven postdocs, and three students have received 2021 S&T Excellence in Publication Awards for their exceptional endeavors in science and technology.

2021 Director's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards
// Director's Awards

Three project teams and one individual have received 2021 Director's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Awards that recognize the importance of embodying LLNL values, especially inclusiveness, in the work that employees do.

2021 Director’s Science and Technology Awards
// Director's Awards

Two teams have received 2021 Director's Science and Technology Awards for their exceptional endeavors in science and technology.

Diagram including cell drawing, algae image, and porous microplate cross-section
// S&T Highlights
A multi-institutional research team created a new co-culture device, dubbed a “porous microplate,” to study how metabolites in the water affect the growth of bacterial communities.
Artist's conception of inear induction accelerator with a patient
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have shown for the first time the potential for linear induction accelerators (LIAs) to deliver effective, targeted doses of “FLASH” radiation to cancer patients.
A diamond capsule inside a NIF hohlraum.
// S&T Highlights
Among the factors contributing to the National Ignition Facility (NIF)’s record-smashing 1.3-megajoule (MJ) energy-yield shot on Aug. 8 was the quality of the high-density carbon (HDC), or diamond, target capsule used in the experiment.
Satellite approaching an asteroid
// S&T Highlights
The Laboratory is taking part in NASA’s first-ever planetary defense test, which deliberately collides a spacecraft into an asteroid called Dimorphos.