LIVERMORE -- The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized two Lawrence Livermore Laboratory researchers for their contributions to science, energy and national security.

The Energy Department on April 17 awarded the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award to lab seismologist Stephen Myers and former lab scientist Siegfried Glenzer for advancing national security and nonproliferation, and fusion and plasma sciences, respectively.

Myers, who conducts research in the lab's Global Security program, was honored for developing more accurate seismic monitoring technologies to locate nuclear explosions. Glenzer, who worked at the lab from 1995 to 2013 before joining the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, won for his work at the National Ignition Facility, where he advanced the understanding of high-energy density physics through novel X-ray scattering techniques, according to a lab press release.

Myers and Glenzer were among six researchers from the Energy Department's national labs and academia to win the prestigious Lawerence Award in 2014. Each will receive a DOE citation, a gold medal bearing the likeness of E.O. Lawrence, and $20,000.

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