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Livermore scientist Félicie Albert has been elected a Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Laboratory’s seventh Kavli Fellow since the program started in 1989. As a new Kavli Fellow, Albert was invited to present a poster about next-generation x-ray light sources during the academy’s annual Kavli Frontiers of Science U.S. symposium in July 2020. The symposium is sponsored by the Kavli Foundation, founded by the late Fred Kavli to advance science and promote the understanding of scientific research.

 

Four Livermore scientists—Richard Berger, Laurent Divol, Max Fenstermacher, and Art Nelson—have been selected as 2020 fellows of the American Physics Society (APS). The new fellows represent physics expertise including laser plasma physics, magnetic fusion plasmas, theoretical and computational understanding of plasma interactions, and soft x-ray and free electron laser platforms. APS fellowships are awarded after extensive review and rely on nomination and recommendation by professional peers. The APS is a nonprofit organization with over 55,000 members dedicated to the advancement of physics knowledge.

 

Livermore atmospheric scientist Ben Santer has been honored with the American Geological Union’s 2020 Bert Bolin Award. The award is presented annually for groundbreaking research or leadership in global environmental change through crossdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary research in the past 10 years. Santer’s recent work has attempted to identify anthropogenic fingerprints in a number of different climate variables, such as tropopause height, atmospheric water vapor, the temperature of the stratosphere and troposphere, ocean heat content, and ocean surface temperatures in hurricane formation regions.

 

The Association for Women in Mathematics has named Livermore computational scientist Carol Woodward as a 2021 fellow, recognizing her commitment to supporting and advancing women in the mathematical sciences. Woodward’s research focuses on nonlinear solvers and time integration methods and software, and she is part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) FASTMath SciDAC Institute to improve numerical software for use in DOE applications. She is also working with the DOE Exascale Computing Project in developing time integration software for use in large-scale combustion, phase field, and cosmology applications.