Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Marilyn Schneider

Experimental Physicist

Physics Division

November 10, 2020

What do you like about working at the Lab?

I like the intellectual stimulation I feel from analyzing data and from interacting with all the smart people at the Lab.

What do your day-to-day work activities include?

Running meetings, coordinating/reviewing other people’s work, mentoring scientists, and analyzing data.

What is one project you’re really proud to have worked on?

I’m really proud to have worked on hot hohlraums.

What is your educational background?

I have a PhD in physics from Cornell University.

What inspired you to go into your field of work?

In 3rd grade, my twin sister was in a play about planets (she played Earth). I learned that the position of Neptune was predicted by calculation—I fell in love with science then.

What advice would you give to a new employee at the Lab?

Find something you love to do.

What do you do in your free time?

Mild jogging (I am old), keeping in touch with family, and walking my dog. I’m a member of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women’s Association.