Spotlight March 2024 cover

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SpotLight highlights the people who make up Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Our magazine is available online, in PDF format and in hard copy in various buildings around the Lab, including the cafés, West Gate Badge Office, LLESA and Health Services.

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Above the fold: Goran Konjevod and the art of origami

Whether it’s refining existing techniques, the satisfaction of solving a complex folding puzzle or the thrill of seeing his work displayed in an art gallery, Konjevod has a passion for origami and for sharing it with the world.

Meet Goran

Spotlight: Goran Konjevod

Live from Ken's House

Up in the tranquil Sierra Nevada foothills, you might just be able to hear a tiny bit of rock n’ roll or blues. It’s likely coming from LLNL computer scientist Ken Ramey’s recording studio.

Meet Ken

Ken Ramey plays an electric guitar in his recording studio

The centrifugal force is with her

Executive assistant by day and master potter by night — Jasmine Isaacson spends her free time crafting functional works of art on the potter’s wheel. Right: To craft this tree trunk vase, Isaacson threw the trunk, then hand shaped and carved the details and branches.

Meet Jasmine

Jasmine Isaacson in front of her pottery

Navigating off-road adventure

As LLNL’s transformation officer, Benjy Grover drives many of the Lab’s ongoing and future transformation efforts. When he’s not working, he does another kind of driving: navigating the rugged terrains of outdoor adventure in his Jeep.

Meet Benjy

Spotlight Benjy Grover Off-roading

Love affair with chess

If LLNL computer scientist Tom Langland were a chessboard piece, he’d likely be a king. He is one of the 50 tournament directors certified by the United States Chess Federation to oversee tournaments throughout the United States.

Meet Tom

Tom Langland adjudicating a kids' chess game

Work with interesting people

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory offers opportunities in a variety of fields, not just science and technology. We are home to a diverse staff of professionals that includes administrators, researchers, creatives, supply chain staff, health services workers and more. Visit our careers page to learn more about the different career paths we offer and find the one that speaks to you. Make your mark on the world!

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