Spotlight on National Labs: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

July 20, 2020

Spotlight on National Labs: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was created in 1952 as a “new ideas” laboratory to augment the efforts of Los Alamos in accelerating the U.S.’s hydrogen bomb program. Beginning with the vision of Nobel Prize winner and LLNL namesake E.O. Lawrence, the laboratory established a matrix organization that allows experts in various disciplines to assemble as a team and work together to understand and solve complex problems, a distinguishing feature of LLNL that is still in use today. The unique LLNL environment has allowed for advances in many disparate fields, including high performance computing, laser technology, element discovery, and nuclear weapons science and technology.

The webinar will touch upon LLNL’s history and discuss current ongoing research related to nuclear sciences and engineering.


- Bill Goldstein, Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Bruce Goodwin, Senior Laboratory Fellow
- Cynthia Nitta, Associate Program Director for Future Stockpile Transformation
- Teresa Bailey, Program Working Group Leader, National Stockpile
- Caleb Mattoon, Nuclear Data Physicist
- Dan Casey, Nuclear Engineer with the National Ignition Facility (NIF)
- Paul Miller, Technical Recruiting