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Los Alamos High School Graduate Elizabeth Hjelvik Receives Prestigious National Science Foundation Award

2014 LAHS graduate Elizabeth Hjelvik is a recipient of the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. Courtesy photo

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Elizabeth Hjelvik, a 2014 graduate of Los Alamos High School, is a recipient of the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award, which will cover all living and academic costs for a three year period.

Hjelvik is a graduate student within the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

In addition to her award, the University


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Los Alamos Public Safety Association Honors Two Local Doctors For Their Exemplary Dedication To Public Service

LAPSA President Lennie Upshaw presents the 2020 Public Safety Dedication Award to Dr. Sara Pasqualoni during the annual LAPSA Awards Ceremony Thursday at the LAFD Training Center. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris presents the 2020 Public Safety and First Responder Award to Dr. Beth Lindquist during Thursday’s ceremony at the LAFD Training Center. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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The Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) honored two local doctors for exemplary public service during a small but special ceremony Thursday


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JROMC Honors J. Arthur Freed For Dedicated Service

J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee members and friends honor J. Arthur Freed for his decades of dedicated service and leadership during a ceremony Thursday on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

View Thursday’s ceremony honoring Art Freed. Video by Jean Gindreau/PAC 8 Community Media Center

By REBECCA SHANKLAND
Vice Chair
J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee

On the lawn of historic Fuller Lodge on Thursday, March 18, J. Arthur Freed was honored by members of the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee and his many friends. The Committee bestowed


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LANL: New Mexico Middle And High School Students Encouraged To Apply For Free Summer Physics Camp

Learn from the women scientists and engineers of LANL at the 2021 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, a free, virtual experience including hands-on experiments that can be done from home.
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  • Application deadline: April 9, 2021

New Mexico students are encouraged to apply for the free, two-week, virtual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, taught primarily by women scientists and engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Campers will receive materials for conducting hands-on experiments at home, as well as a stipend upon completion. With strong engineering and coding components,


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BSM Hosts Scientist Alexandra Jonko On Fighting Threat Of Wildfires With Supercomputers 5:30-7 p.m. Today

Researchers use supercomputers and lookout stations to model the dynamics of wildfires in real time. Courtesy/BSM

Atmospheric scientist Alexandra Jonko

 BSM News:

The Bradbury Science Museum (BSM) is hosting atmospheric scientist Alexandra Jonko for an online discussion 5:30-7 p.m. today, March 15.

Jonko will discuss how supercomputers and FIRETEC, an award-winning model, can help scientists understand the impact of wildfire.

FIRETEC also is increasingly being used to study prescribed fire, which is an important land management tool, and can be used to mitigate the risk of devastating


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LANL: SuperCam Sends First Data Back To Earth From The Perseverance Mars Rover

Photos of ‘Yeehgo’, the second rock target analyzed with SuperCam’s various imaging capabilities. Courtesy/LANL

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Following the successful landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover in Jezero Crater on Mars, the SuperCam operational teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) received the first results showing that SuperCam is in good health and giving its first impressions of the crater.

“It’s amazing to see SuperCam working so well on Mars,” Roger Wiens said, the lead scientist on SuperCam at Los Alamos. “When we first dreamed


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LANL: Experiment Boosts Evidence For Sterile Neutrinos

The neutrino detector at Fermilab, MiniBooNE, has confirmed a 1990s Los Alamos National Laboratory experiment that showed the existence of sterile neutrinos. Courtesy/LANL

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Analysis of results from an experiment called MiniBooNE at Fermilab has provided yet more evidence that particles called “sterile neutrinos” could indeed exist, supporting results from a 1990s Los Alamos National Laboratory experiment that indicated an update to the Standard Model of physics might be in order.

“We believe that this paper vindicates the Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector (LSND) results


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