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April 2003

The Laboratory
in the News

Commentary by
C. K. Chou

Finding the Missing Piece in the Climate Change Puzzle

An Elusive Transformation—The Mystery of Oscillating Neutrinos

Toward a Common Data Model for Supercomputing

Into the Vortex—New Insights into the Behavior of Dynamic Fluids





The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer has awarded the Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) project Excellence in Technology Transfer. The award is for transferring to industry a technology that will lead to microprocessors that are tens of times faster than today’s most powerful computer chips and create memory chips with similar increases in storage capacity. The computer industry has targeted EUVL as the next-generation lithography approach to be introduced in 2007 for high-volume manufacturing.
The EUVL team is made up of scientists and researchers from Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkeley, and Sandia national laboratories collaborating as the Virtual National Laboratory. Under a multiyear Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the team has successfully transferred EUVL technology to the Extreme Ultraviolet Limited Liability Company, a consortium headed by Intel Corporation that includes Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, Infineon, Micron Technologies, and Motorola.
Livermore members of the EUVL team are Don Sweeney, Livermore’s EUV program manager and director of the Virtual National Laboratory, Jennifer Alameda, Sasa Bajt, Anton Barty, Sherry Baker, Butch Bradsher, Henry Chapman, Carl Chung, Al Edge, Jim Folta, Layton Hale, Stefan Hau-Riege, Michael Johnson, Patrick Kearney, Cindy Larson, Rick Levesque, Paul Mirkarimi, Nhan Nguyen, Gary Otani, Don Phillion, Jeff Robinson, Mark Schmidt, Frank Snell, Gary Sonnargren, Regina Soufli, Victor Sperry, Eberhard Spiller, John S. Taylor, and Chris Walton.

The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) recently presented Livermore’s Frank Robles with its highest honor, the Medalla de Oro (gold medallion) for his many years of successful recruitment of promising young Mexican–American scientists and engineers to the Laboratory. In the past seven years, sixteen of the students Robles helped recruit at MAES conferences have been hired by the Laboratory as full-time employees.
The Medalla de Oro is given to members and supporters of MAES “who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a dedication to serve and to greatness, a kind of dedication to humankind that carries with it responsibilities and strict disciplines.” In addition to the medallion, a Padrino Scholarship was presented to a MAES student in Robles’s name. “Padrino” means “godfather,” and giving this name to the scholarship symbolizes the society’s desire to award it to build a bridge to the future.

Robles, a long-time employee of Livermore’s Affirmative Action and Diversity Program, recently became the deputy leader of the Laboratory’s Employee Relations Office.

Jeff Wadsworth, former deputy director for Science and Technology and former associate director of Chemistry and Materials Science, and Craig Smith, a nuclear engineer and project leader in the Energy and Environment Directorate, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Wadsworth, now senior executive with Battelle Corporation’s technology development and commercialization organization, was cited for his “distinguished contributions in developing advanced materials and superplasticity and in determining the origins and history of Damascus and other steels and for broad scientific leadership supporting national security,” work he did while at the Laboratory.
Smith, who has 30 years of experience in the nuclear and environmental fields at the Laboratory and in private industry, was named for his “distinguished contributions to the advancement of nuclear science and technology.”
Each year, a group of peers selects AAAS members to become fellows. This year, 291 members became fellows in recognition of their efforts to advance science or foster applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

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