Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist Travis Sjostrom Honored For Excellence In Plasma Physics Research

Travis Sjostrom’s research toward broad-ranging quantum Monte Carlo calculations for the uniform electron gas earned him the 2021 John Dawson Award. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientist Travis Sjostrom has been selected for a 2021 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research from the American Physical Society (APS).

Sjostrom is just one of seven scientists to receive the national award this year.

“It is such an honor for me,” Sjostrom said. “It is rewarding to see this field of theoretical research in warm dense matter, which has had many Read More

Los Alamos National Laboratory Welcomes NGD Systems To Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium has nearly 20 members now, including national and international partners. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

As the HPC community enters an era in which computation can be offloaded to storage devices, it is important to explore the mechanisms for using and programming these processing offloads.

To this end, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and NGD Systems are partnering through Los Alamos’ Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to explore scalable computational storage offloads for ultrascale Read More

LAHS’s Phillip Ionkov Among Top U.S. And International High School STEM Students Attending Research Science Institute

CEE News:

MCLEAN, VA — Phillip Ionkov of Los Alamos High School is among the 81 top achieving U.S. high school and international scholars the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) welcomed to the 38th annual Research Science Institute (RSI), sponsored in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

RSI is an intensive, six-week program that gives students the opportunity to conduct original, cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research.

Due to the coronavirus, RSI 2021 is being held virtually June 27 through Aug. 7.

“We are Read More

Infinity & Beyond: Galvanizing Students To Reach For Stars

Screenshot taken during a July 15 Google Meet with Rio Rancho Public Schools’ Native American Summer Academy guest speaker Aaron Yazzie. Yazzie shows students a selfie the Mars Rover took. Photo by Kelly Pearce 

Screenshot taken during July 15 Google Meet with Rio Rancho Public Schools’ Native American Summer Academy guest speaker Aaron Yazzie. Yazzie shows students pictures of Mars from the Mars Rover with a picture of himself on the Navajo Nation near Tuba City Ariz. Photo by Kelly Pearce 

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Final 2021 Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk: ‘The History Of Vaccines And The Christian Response To Vaccination’ By Glenn Magelssen July 28


The final lecture in the 2021 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) summer series is “The History of Vaccines and the Christian Response to Vaccination” by Glenn Magelssen.

Magelssen’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 28.

Abstract: Vaccines have been important to human history for at least 200 years. For some of you reading this abstract you may remember getting a smallpox and/or a polio vaccine. I have included a picture of a person with smallpox as a reference to how lethal this disease was. In this talk I’ll describe the different types of vaccines. The histories Read More

BlueHalo Selects New Mexico For State-Of-The-Art Manufacturing, Research And Technology Complex

The expected completion date is October 2022 for BlueHalo’s new facility. Courtesy/BlueHalo


From the Office of the Governor:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mayor Tim Keller announced Tuesday that BlueHalo, an integrated national security and technology company, has chosen the MaxQ site in Albuquerque for a new state-of-the-art campus to facilitate BlueHalo’s acceleration into production and long-term commitment to investing in New Mexico and creating high-wage manufacturing jobs.

The Max Q location, at Gibson and Carlisle Blvd SE, was selected Read More

Energy Secretary Recognizes Exceptional Project Management At Los Alamos National Laboratory

Members of the ECCCE project team stand in front of some of the cooling equipment they installed at the Strategic Computing Complex at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Construction of the project was completed last year, 10 months early and $20 million under budget.

The team responsible for managing the Exascale Class Computing Cooling Equipment (ECCCE) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory was recognized last week by the Secretary of Energy with an Achievement Award. Construction of the project was completed last year, 10 months early and $20 million under Read More

Roger Wiens Guest Speaker At MOWW Annual Picnic July 20

MOWW News:

The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) monthly meeting is Tuesday, July 20 and is the organization’s annual picnic.

The meeting and picnic will be held in the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa.

Dr. Roger Wiens is the guest speaker. Dr. Wiens is the leader of the SuperCam laser instrument on the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars in 2021.

This instrument has the rover’s highest resolution remote imager, a microphone, and infrared and laser techniques. His team includes French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Canadian and US participation.

Dr. Wiens also is a co-investigator Read More

LANL: Emergent Magnetic Monopoles Isolated Using Quantum-Annealing Computer

Researchers have used a D-Wave quantum-annealing computer as a testbed to examine the behavior of emergent magnetic  monopoles. Here, emergent magnetic monopoles traverse a lattice of qubits in a superconducting quantum annealer. Nonzero flux programmed around the boundary creates a trapped monopole in the degenerate ground state. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Using a D-Wave quantum-annealing computer as a testbed, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have shown that it is possible to isolate so-called emergent magnetic monopoles, a class of quasiparticles, creating Read More

PEEC: Explore The Current Status Of UFO Investigations At Astronomy Talk With Rick Wallace Friday July 16

Join Rick Wallace at 7 p.m., Friday for a virtual astronomy talk about the status of UFO investigations. Learn more and register for this Zoom talk at Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join Rick Wallace at 7 p.m., Friday, July 16 for a virtual astronomy talk hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

In this presentation, Wallace will explore the current status of UFO investigations. The U.S. government is releasing a report this summer on the multi-year Pentagon study of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAPs).”

At this Zoom talk, Wallace Read More