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July 23, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Energy Secretary John S. Herrington, citing a festering dispute among researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory over a cornerstone of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, Friday cautioned the nation's weapons scientists against publicly airing their disagreements. Speaking at the laboratory, Herrington said Roy D.
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May 24, 1990 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
A nuclear weapons scientist who publicly questioned the feasibility of a key part of the Star Wars program is leaving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he once did battle with one of the legendary names in nuclear physics, Edward Teller. Roy Woodruff, 49, former director of Livermore's nuclear weapons program, announced Wednesday that he is moving to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where he will become a senior adviser in the arms control and verification program.
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May 24, 1990 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
A nuclear weapons scientist who publicly questioned the feasibility of a key part of the Star Wars program is leaving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he once did battle with one of the legendary names in nuclear physics, Edward Teller. Roy Woodruff, 49, former director of Livermore's nuclear weapons program, announced Wednesday that he is moving to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where he will become a senior adviser in the arms control and verification program.
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July 23, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Energy Secretary John S. Herrington, citing a festering dispute among researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory over a cornerstone of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, Friday cautioned the nation's weapons scientists against publicly airing their disagreements. Speaking at the laboratory, Herrington said Roy D.
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December 9, 1987 | United Press International
Physicist Roy D. Woodruff, who was embroiled in a 1985 dispute over the Strategic Defense Initiative program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has a new job. Woodruff was appointed Monday to head the laboratory's treaty verification program, a position that has taken on increased significance in light of the U.S-Soviet summit and the potential development of a treaty to halve the superpowers' arsenals of long-range, or strategic, missiles. Woodruff said he was happy about his new post.
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October 24, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Congressional investigators began a probe Friday into charges that physicist Edward Teller and fellow scientist Lowell Wood have given falsely optimistic information about the "Star Wars" anti-missile defense program to policy-makers. At the same time, Roy D. Woodruff, who directed nuclear X-ray laser research for the program and who originally lodged the charges, won a commitment from the University of California for reinstatement to a job of "suitable" status.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000
Roger Batzel, 78, longest serving director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. An Idaho native, Batzel was an Air Force navigator during World War II before studying chemical engineering at the University of Idaho. He later studied for his doctorate under Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg at UC Berkeley in 1951. Two years later he joined Livermore, a national laboratory managed by the UC system.
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October 22, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A scientist who alleged that physicist Edward Teller conveyed exaggerated forecasts about "Star Wars" technology to policy makers in Washington has been summoned to the capital to discuss his allegations with congressional leaders, Rep. George E. Brown Jr. (D-Colton) said Wednesday. Brown invited Roy D. Woodruff, former associate director of defense systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to Washington after publication of Woodruff's charges on the Strategic Defense Initiative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1985 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
The director of weapons research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has resigned his administrative post to devote full time to research, the lab has announced. Roy D. Woodruff has for the last five years served as associate director for defense systems at the lab, which is at the forefront of research on the Strategic Defense Initiative, sometimes called "Star Wars."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1988
Energy Secretary John S. Herrington doesn't seem to understand that progress in science depends on the free and open flow of information and ideas. His effort to silence a dissident physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is not good science. Nor is it legal. Nor is it in the national interest. The dissident physicist, Roy D. Woodruff, is no kook.
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January 16, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A list of five finalists to become director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the nation's two major nuclear weapons research facilities, has been submitted to University of California President David Gardner. The new director will replace Roger Batzel, 66, who is retiring after holding the post since 1971, nearly half the time that the facility has existed. An announcement of the choice could be made as early as March.
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October 21, 1987 | DAN MORAIN and RICHARD E. MEYER, Times Staff Writers
The scientist who directed nuclear X-ray laser research for President Reagan's "Star Wars" program says physicist Edward Teller and a fellow scientist, Lowell Wood, have conveyed "overly optimistic, technically incorrect" information about the laser research to the nation's top policy makers. Roy D. Woodruff, former associate director for defense systems at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, also charges that Roger E.
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