Science and Technology Highlights

Science on Saturday is a series of science lectures for middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by LLNL scientists in collaboration with local area high school science teachers. These presentations are offered in several locations. Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Location: Bankhead Theater (2400 First St, Livermore, CA 94550) Two Presentations: 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM; Download Flyer
3D-printed optic
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For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products.
 Target filled with xenon gas emits x rays
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The Department of Defense and other U.S. agencies perform national-security-related experiments on the National Ignition Facility.
Engineer assembles a prototype target for NIF
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Lawrence Livermore's Target Fabrication Team builds tiny targets that illuminate big questions at the National Ignition Facility.
Two visualizations of unit cells
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The Laboratory’s Center for Design Optimization is working to fundamentally transform how engineers design complex parts and systems to be additively manufactured.
Photomultiplier tubes on antineutrino detector
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Lawrence Livermore will lead a new international multi-laboratory and university collaboration for nonproliferation research.
Image of dirty graphene
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Scientific images by Livermore researchers are on view at the Bankhead Theater's art gallery through the end of April.
Artist's impression of combustion engine and molecular diagrams
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Laboratory scientists are developing models of high performance fuels to see how they would perform in advanced internal combustion engines.
Scientist working with quantum computing device
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Lawrence Livermore scientists are testing a quantum computing device.
Comparizon of asteroid size with buildings
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Livermore scientists scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids.
Research process image
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Lawrence Livermore scientists have received funding improve the energy efficiency of copper-based catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into methane and other valuable hydrocarbon products.