November 26, 2002, Edward Teller received the Secretarys
Gold Award, the Department of Energys highest honorary
award, for his outstanding contributions to science and the security
of the nation. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham presented the award
during a visit to the Laboratory. In doing so, Abraham said, Dr.
Teller is one of the giant figures of the 20th century, whose contributions
to winning both World War II and the Cold War are immeasurable.
But I believe that Edward Teller should also be regarded as one
of the most important figures of the 21st century. Dr. Teller did
not just help make the world safe from tyranny and aggression. He
helped usher in the era of supercomputing that drives so much of
our current science. His unwavering support for scientific education
has inspired countless young men and women to pursue lives in the
Steve Allen has been selected as a Distinguished Lecturer
by the American Physical Societys Division of Plasma Physics.
He is one of six lecturers chosen from around the nation who will
travel to U.S. colleges and universities during 20022003 to
share their expertise with a broad audience. Allen will be discussing
his work in plasma physics, specifically, Improving Tokamak
Confined with Plasma Surgery and Plasma Floating.
Allen, who works in the Physics and Advanced Technologies Directorate,
is the program leader for Livermores collaboration on the
DIII-D tokamak, an effort between Lawrence Livermore and General
Atomics in San Diego.
Don Correll, director of
the Laboratorys Science and Technology Education Program,
and this years chair of the lecturer selection committee,
said that having Laboratory scientists selected gives the
Laboratory an opportunity to be recognized for its high-caliber
work in plasma physics.
has received the Aegis Award for producing A Journey
Through Time . . . The History of Engineering at LLNL. The
Aegis is a national award that is intended to recognize excellence
in video and film production among nonbroadcast organizations, such
as corporations, government, and universities. Alfords video
is a 20-minute history of the Engineering Directorate and includes
hundreds of clips and archival film such as rare footage of John
F. Kennedy at the University of California at Berkeley meeting with
Director Emeritus Edward Teller and several other former Laboratory
directors. Alford had been collecting footage from employees for
nearly 20 years. The video was one of several produced for the Laboratorys