Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award was established in 1959 in honor of a scientist who helped elevate American physics to world leadership. E. O. Lawrence was the inventor of the cyclotron, an accelerator of subatomic particles, and a 1939 Nobel Laureate in physics for that achievement. Each Lawrence Award category winner receives a citation signed by the Secretary of Energy, a gold medal bearing the likeness of Ernest Orlando Lawrence, and a $20,000 honorarium.

Name

Year Citation
Claire E. Max 2004 Physics: For her contributions to the theory of laser guide star adaptive optics and its application in ground-based astronomy to correct telescopic images for the blurring caused by light passing through the atmosphere.
E. Michael Campbell 1994 National Security: For his distinguished experimental contributions and for his leadership in inertial confinement fusion and laser-plasma physics. Together they have been instrumental in advancing the applications of laser produced plasmas and in bringing the indirect drive, laser driven fusion physics, and technology to its current state of technical excellence and promise
John D. Lindl 1994 National Security: For his distinguished theoretical contributions and for his leadership in inertial confinement fusion and laser-plasma physics. Together they have been instrumental in advancing the applications of laser produced plasmas and in bringing the indirect drive, laser-driven fusion physics and technology to its current state of technical excellence and promise
George Zimmerman 1983 National Security: In recognition of his unique contributions to the fields of inertial confinement fusion and national security through the development of innovative calculational methods and techniques.
John L. Emmett 1977 National Security: For contributions, as an original and creative scientist and as an effective leader, which have been central to the development of laser science and technology and to their application to the generation of nuclear and thermonuclear energy