of Energy Spencer Abraham has announced the seven winners of the
E. O. Lawrence Award. The winners from Lawrence Livermore
are Bruce T. Goodwin and Benjamin D. Santer.
winners are Jeffrey Brinker of Sandia National Laboratories and
the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque; Claire M. Fraser, the
Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland; Keith O. Hodgson,
Stanford University and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center,
Stanford, California; Saul Perlmutter, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory, Berkeley, California; and Paul J. Turinsky, North Carolina
State University at Raleigh.
receives the award in the national security category for his research
on the complex dynamics of the fission triggers of thermonuclear
weapons. He is associate director for Defense and Nuclear Technologies
at the Laboratory.
Santer is honored
in the environmental science and technology category for his contributions
to understanding the effects of human activities on Earths
climate. He is a physicist in the Laboratorys Energy and Environment
E. O. Lawrence Award was established in 1959 to honor the inventor
of the cyclotron particle accelerator, winner of the 1939 Nobel
Prize for Physics, and founder of both Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence
Berkeley national laboratories.
The award is
given for outstanding contributions in the general field of atomic
energy in seven categorieschemistry, biology, national security,
materials research, life sciences, physics, environmental science
and technology, and nuclear technology.
received a gold medal, a citation, and $25,000 at a ceremony in
Washington, D.C., on October 28, 2002.