LIVERMORE

Scientists win esteemed lab research awards

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers for their contributions to science, energy and national security.

The Energy Department on April 17 awarded the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award to lab seismologist Stephen Myers and former lab scientist Siegfried Glenzer for advancing national security and nonproliferation, and fusion and plasma sciences, respectively.

Myers, who conducts research in the lab's Global Security program, was honored for developing more accurate seismic monitoring technologies to locate nuclear explosions. Glenzer, who worked at the lab from 1995 to 2013 before joining the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, won for his work at the National Ignition Facility, where he advanced the understanding of high-energy density physics through novel X-ray scattering techniques, according to a lab news release.

Myers and Glenzer were among six researchers from the Energy Department's national labs and from academia to win the prestigious Lawrence Award in 2014. Each will receive an Energy Department citation, a gold medal bearing the likeness of E.O. Lawrence and $20,000.


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-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

LIVERMORE

May 18 triathlon to test athletes ages 5 to 14

Children from 5 to 14 are invited to run, bike and swim their way to health at the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's second annual Youth Triathlon on May 18.

The triathlon begins with a one- to four-lap swim, depending on age group, followed by a 1- to 3-mile bike ride and concludes with a run from a quarter-mile to a mile. The event is not competitive; time and placing will not be recorded. All events will be held at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon.

Advanced registration is required. Registration includes a T-shirt and costs $25 before May 9, or $35 thereafter, depending on space. Triathletes must bring their own bike, helmet and swim gear. Participants can sign up at www.larpd.org or by calling 925-373-5700.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff