Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



April 26, 2017

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NIF&PS People

Rad to the Bone: From Custodians to Radiation Technicians

Their demanding journey from cleanroom custodian to radiation control technician demonstrates Myrna Gutierrez and Judy Zarco’s dedication to advancing their careers and contributing to LLNL’s mission. Read more...


Radiographs from the Final Shear Experiment

NIF Efficiency Helps Experiments Reach Their Goal

An important experimental campaign on NIF has produced meaningful results that will help guide future experiments, thanks in part to the NIF Team’s efforts to boost the facility’s shot rate. Read more...
Researcher Tours NIF Target Chamber in Virtual Reality

Crash-Proof Virtual Flying Through NIF

Design engineer Paul Bloom’s virtual-reality flying tours through the National Ignition Facility promote efficiency, save time and money, and help maximize scientific results. Read more...
Image from 2Shock Experiment

Ignition: Taming Symmetry With the 2Shock

Physicists from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories are answering an important question on an incredibly complicated problem—whether a spherical capsule can be kept almost perfectly symmetric as it implodes. Read more...
Engineer Installs Neutron Activation Detector

Real-Time NAD Detector

Engineer Jaben Root installs a real-time neutron activation detector (NAD) assembly into ahole in the gunite that surrounds the NIF Target Chamber. The new detectors are monitored remotely, saving time and money. Read more...