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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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body (LLNL) A research organaisatin operated by the
University of California under a contract with the US
Department of Energy. LLNL was founded on 2 September 1952 at
the site of an old World War II naval air station.
The Lab employs researchers from many scientific and
engineering disciplines. Some of its departments are the
National Ignition Facility, the Human Genome Center, the ASCI
Tera-Scale Computing partnership, the Computer Security
Technology Center, and the Site 300 Experimental Test
Facility. Other research areas are Astronomy and
Astrophysics, Atmospheric Science, Automation and Robotics,
Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Energy Research, Engineering,
Environmental Science, Fusion, Geology and Geophysics, Health,
Lasers and Optics, Materials Science, National Security,
Physics, Sensors and Instrumentation, Space Science.
LLNL also works with industry in research and licensing
projects. At the end of fiscal year 1995, the lab had signed
agreements for 193 cost-shared research projects involving 201
companies and worth nearly $600m.