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Five Livermore and LANL Scientists Named “Most Influential Scientific Minds”

Three scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory and two from Livermore National Laboratory were named to Thomson Reuters' list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. The ranking recognizes researchers whose published work in their specialty areas has consistently been judged by peers to be of particular significance and utility.

Allison Aiken, LANL (top left)
Aiken’s work focuses on ambient aerosol measurements.

Alan Perelson, LANL (top middle)
Perelson is part of a multinational team whose work contributed to the understanding of the Hepatitis C virus and a possible cure.

Bette Korber, LANL (top right)
Korber’s work focuses on the human immune response to HIV infection and HIV evolution.

Charles Westbrook, LLNL (bottom left)
Westbrook pioneered research that applies codes from studying weapons dynamics to combustion chemistry.

William Pitz, LLNL (bottom right)
Pitz’s research focuses on the development of chemical kinetic mechanisms and their application to problems such as combustion in homogeneous charge compression ignition engines and diesel engines.