Physics Colloquium - Working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Event Date: 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640


Lorin Benedict

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



I will describe my experiences performing research at Lawrence Livermore Lab over a 17+ year period. I will also talk more broadly about the full spectrum of what scientists and engineers do at this institution.

Throughout, I will try to highlight:

  1. The idiosyncratic features of the Lab and its cultures
  2. The manner(s) by which folks move through the institution (postdocs --> staff scientist --> etc.)
  3. How the institution fits into the framework of national labs, generally
  4. My personal impressions regarding potential differences and similarities with the research cultures at academic and industrial settings