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Scenes From 28th Annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Awards Ceremony

on April 24, 2018 - 4:13pm

Scene from the 28th Annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Awards Ceremony this morning at the Los Alamos Church of Christ at 2323 Diamond Dr. More than 30 awards and recognitions were presented to high school students at the event. Also, more than $18,000 in scholarships was awarded along with some $5,000 in cash given to participants during an action-packed computer random drawing. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos High School student Lillian Petersen receives the Community Impact Award for her project, Predicting Food Shortages in Africa from Satellite Imagery from

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on April 24, 2018 - 12:36pm

NNSA: Albuquerque Complex Project Authorized To Begin Construction

on April 24, 2018 - 9:10am

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) authorized Friday the start of construction of the Albuquerque Complex Project.

The project will provide a modern, safe and reliable workspace for approximately 1,200 employees in Albuquerque, who support NNSA’s vital national security missions.

“Our dedicated employees at sites across the country deserve high-quality workspace,” said Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, DOE under secretary for nuclear security and NNSA administrator.

LANL Officials Present Lessons Learned On Remediated And Unremediated Salts To NNMCAB

on April 23, 2018 - 11:28am
Los Alamos National Laboratory Associate Director for Environmental Management (EM) Randy Erickson, left, and Deputy Associate Director for EM Dave Funk, center, chat with Doug Hintze, manager of the EM Los Alamos Field Office following the April 18 meeting of the Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board subcommittes in Pojoaque. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Lessons learned during the treatment of remediated and unremediated nitrate salts at Los Alamos National Laboratory were shared April 18 by LANL Associate

LANL: New High-resolution Exascale Earth-modeling System Announced For Energy

on April 23, 2018 - 10:16am

The high-resolution E3SM earth system model simulates the strongest storms with surface winds exceeding 150 mph—hurricanes that leave cold wakes that are 2 to 4 degrees Celsius cooler than their surroundings. This simulation from E3SM represents how sea surface temperature changes evolve as a hurricane (seen here approaching the U.S. East Coast) moves across the Atlantic and how the resultant cold wake affects subsequent intensification of the next hurricane. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Supercomputing advances will improve analysis of Earth system variability and energy sector needs

A new

NNMCAB Discusses Recommendations For DOE On Energy Communities Alliance Waste Disposition Report

on April 23, 2018 - 9:18am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board combined committee members meeting in Pojoaque April 18 discussed their proposed recommendations to the Department of Energy on the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) report on waste disposition to the Department of Energy (DOE).

NNMCAB member Dr. Stanley Riveles confirmed Sunday that he drafted the recommendations on the ECA repost, “Waste Management: A New Approach to DOE’s Waste Management Must Be Pursued” at the request of a NNMCAB subcommittee.

Nerses ‘Krik’ Krikorian Dies At 97

on April 20, 2018 - 9:33am

Nerses ‘Krik’ Krikorian. Courtesy Atomic Heritage Foundation

Staff Report

Renowned Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist Nerses “Krik” Krikorian died Wednesday at his home in Los Alamos at the age of 97.

He was a refugee from Europe, Manhattan Project veteran, postwar nuclear program worker, chemist and spouse to a Manhattan Project worker.

After World War II, Krikorian was approached to join the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. He arrived Aug. 19, 1946 at 109 East Palace in Santa Fe.

He met his future wife Katherine “Pat” Patterson at Los Alamos.

Read more about Krikorian here and