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75th Anniversary Of Trinity Site: NMMSH Hosts Motor Coach Tour

The world’s first atomic bomb mounted inside the tower at Trinity Site. The steel frame of the tower was almost completely destroyed by the detonation. Courtesy/WSMR

Workers carefully unload the core of the atomic bomb at the McDonald House, about three miles from Trinity Site. The core was assembled inside a clean room at the house. Courtesy/WSMR


ALAMOGORDO — July 16, 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of an event that was destined to change the course of world history.

On that day in 1945, the United States secretly detonated the first atomic bomb at Trinity Site in New Mexico.



Catch Of The Week: Ransomware On The Rise

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It can cripple global businesses, governments, schools, hospitals, and more; ransomware attacks are on the rise. Read on to learn more about this cyber threat and how you can protect yourself.

According to a recent study by Emsisoft, a security firm that helps companies hit by ransomware, in 2019, there were 205,280 organizations they assisted with recovery from ransomware infections. This is a 41% increase from the year before. Average payments to recover from ransomware (for businesses, not consumers) jumped up to $84,116- more than double what it


Weather Alert: LANL On Delayed Start Due To Storm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed opening this morning due to the winter storm falling over the area.

Employees should plan to report to work between 10 a.m. and noon, however, before departing for work, check for updates at or by calling 505.667.6622.


Former LANL Scientist Turab Lookman Pleads Guilty To Making False Statement About Involvement With Chinese Government Technology Program

Turab Lookman

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Turab Lookman, 67, of Sante Fe, and a former scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque to a charge of making a false statement to a government investigator about his involvement in the Thousand Talents Program, an initiative by the Chinese government to recruit people with access to and knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property.

A grand jury previously indicted Lookman May 22, 2019, on three counts of making false statements to  the federal government. 

In his plea agreement,


Fifteen Organizations Join LANL’s EMC3 Project

LANL News:

Just over a year after Los Alamos National Laboratory launched the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3), 15 companies, universities and federal organizations are now working together to explore new ways to make extreme-scale computers more efficient. 

“In the first year of EMC3 we have already seen efficiency improvements to HPC in a number of areas, including the world’s first NVMe-based hardware-accelerated compressed parallel filesystem, in-situ analysis enabled on network adapters for a real simulation code, identifying issues with file system metadata


Los Alamos National Laboratory High-Performance Computing Veteran Candace Culhane To Chair SC22

Candace Culhane, program/project director in LANL’s Directorate for Simulation and Computation. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Candace Culhane, a program/project director in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Directorate for Simulation and Computation, has been selected as the general chair for the 2022 SC Conference (SC22). 

“We are thrilled to announce that Candy Culhane is the SC22 General Chair. She brings to the conference her deep knowledge and practical experience in working with the high-performance computing industry sector, national laboratories and supercomputer centers‚”


Major Economic Impact: Los Alamos National Laboratory Spent $396 Million With New Mexico Businesses In 2019

LANL employed 12,041 people for a total of $1.16 billion in salaries in 2019. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Economic impact data shows gains in procurement contracts to small business, job creation, and economic development projects

New numbers for fiscal year 2019 show Los Alamos National Laboratory’s big impact on New Mexico’s economy, as the Laboratory employed 12,041 people for a total of $1.16 billion in salaries and contracted with small businesses statewide for $288.6 million.

“Los Alamos National Laboratory is a major economic driver in the region, and we are fully committed to strengthening


Science On Tap: Yamaguchi On ‘Atomic Armor’

Hisato Yamaguchi examines a material for night vision goggles coated with atomic armor. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District present Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday at projectY cowork.

This On Tap will feature a conversation with Hisato Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi studies initial corrosion processes using surface science techniques and synthesizes atomically thin, two-dimensional protection crystals for the Finishing Manufacturing Science group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Science On Tap is sponsored


Governor Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks fastens a pin on the lapel of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday during the Space Valley Summit at NMSU in Las Cruces. Courtesy photo

Spaceport Authority Executive Director Dan Hicks facilitates the first Space Valley Summit. Courtesy photo


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off New Mexico’s first Space Valley Summit Wednesday at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

The event brought together federal and state leaders of New Mexico’s space industry.

Facilitated by Spaceport Authority Executive Director