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Technician holds a nuclear diagnostic
// S&T Highlights
LLNL and its partner laboratories and universities have designed and built an extensive suite of more than a dozen nuclear diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility.
The El Capitan supercomputer
// S&T Highlights
Lawrence Livermore, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) announced the selection of AMD as the node supplier for El Capitan, projected to be the world’s most powerful supercomputer when it is fully deployed in 2023.
Dry lakebed
// S&T Highlights
A multi-institutional collaboration explored current understanding of the physical processes that can drive flash droughts.
image of a bat tracking its prey with sonar
// Distance Learning

The spoken word, music, earthquakes, vibrating equipment: the physics of mechanical waves, including sound, govern what we hear, their use in technology, and their effect during such events as earthquakes.

Natalie Hell
// Recognition
Livermore physicist Natalie Hell has been awarded the 2020 Dissertation Prize from the Laboratory Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society.
Journal cover
// Journal Covers
A special issue of the journal Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics highlights multiscale modeling and experiments, an area of energetic materials science and technology in which LLNL researchers play a leading role.
Two scientists look toward camera
// Recognition
A team of Livermore computer scientists and mathematicians placed first overall in Challenge 1 of the Department of Energy’s Grid Optimization Competition.
Beamline at SLAC
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have observed the shock melting and refreezing of a metal (zirconium) at the picosecond scale.
Journal cover
// Journal Covers
Describes a method to determine local deuterium–tritium (DT) fuel density in an inertial confinement fusion implosion using neutron imaging of the core.
Glacier
// S&T Highlights
Tropical glaciers in Africa and South America began their retreat simultaneously at the end of the last ice age about 20,000 years ago.