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Throwback Thursday…Disaster Preparedness Circa 1952

We’ve taken safety seriously here for a long time. Here’s our Disaster demonstration First Aid team in 1952. Photo >

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Supercomputing Fuels Decades of Energy Discoveries

Researchers around the nation use NERSC to explore the scientific foundations for clean and sustainable energy technologies and develop new and improved materials to enable these technologies, including projects in “green” energy and materials science. More>

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Throwback Thursday…The Time Projection Chamber Circa 1981

The Time Projection Chamber, shown with inventor David Nygren (left), was designated by Lab physicists for use at PEP, the positron-electron colliding beam ring at Stanford.

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Throwback Thursday…the World’s First Sample of Americium

The element was produced in the Lab’s 60-inch cyclotron in 1944 and today is widely used in commercial ionization chamber smoke detectors. Photo>

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Throwback Thursday…A Chalkboard Announcement of Nobel Prize

Announcement on blackboard of 1959 Nobel Prize awarded to Emilio Segre and Owen Chamberlain with colleagues Clyde Wiegand and Thomas Ypsilantis, confirming antimatter theories. More>

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Throwback Thursday…Producing Superheavy Elements With Glenn Seaborg

Throwback Thursday…Producing Superhero Elements With Glenn Seaborg

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Throwback Thursday…Fishing With E.O. Lawrence

Ernest O. Lawrence (right), in his late teens, with friend and their catch of the day at Lake Andes, circa 1920.

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Lab Retiree Group Honors Ed Lofgren on His 100th Birthday

In February, the Ex-Ls retiree group feted Ed Lofgren on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Lofgren helped develop the Bevatron and later became its first director. He was the overseer of the Bevatron when the first anti-proton was discovered. In recognition of his leadership and expertise he became the first Director of the Accelerator Division. Lofgren received many well wishes as well as a signed certificate from Director Paul Alivisatos. Lofgren, left, is pictured with Anna Morrish (center), and Louise Vogelsberg. The group also former Lab Director Andy Sessler receipt of the Fermi Award.

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Throwback Thursday …Giant Sequoia

For this week’s Throwback Thursday social media effort, Carl G. Lawrence, Dr. & Mrs. George Blumer, Molly Lawrence, Gunda Lawrence, and Ernest Orlando Lawrence are seen standing in front of the “Grizzly Giant” Mariposa big tree in Mariposa Grove, located in Yosemite National Park on April 18, 1941. The tree is the 25th largest giant sequoia living today. Check it out on the Lab’s official Instagram page.

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Throwback Thursday…HILAC Detection in the 1980s

Michael Nitschke with his detection apparatus at the HILAC in the 1980s.

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