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Scenes From Regional Coalition Retreat Saturday

on January 28, 2019 - 9:15am
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) held a retreat Saturday at the Espanola City Hall. More than 20 members of its regional communities and elected officials gathered together to review the organization's mission and plan for next steps. Santa Fe County Manager Katherine Miller presents proposed language changes to the Joint Powers Agreement that governs the RCLC. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) retreat Saturday at the Espanola City Hall. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) retreat

Special Showing Of Margaret Hollabaugh Quilt At Bradbury Science Museum Through This Afternoon

on January 27, 2019 - 9:59am

The quilt Margaret Ann Hollabaugh created in 1981 for Los Alamos with the Quilters Guild is on display in a special showing through this afternoon at the Bradbury Science Museum. This quilt was previously on display in the library at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy photo

Family members of Margaret Ann Hollabaugh (July 18, 1926-Jan. 21, 2019), gathered Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum, from left, Mason Totten, Karen Totten, Jeanne Hollabaugh, Marcia Hollabaugh and John Totten.

December 1942 War Department Letter Spelled The End For Los Alamos Ranch School

on January 26, 2019 - 1:15pm
The Los Alamos Ranch School boys of Spruce Patrol, Spring of 1942. Courtesy photo
 
By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
The last days of the Los Alamos Ranch School were rushed and heartrending. A letter from the War Department in Washington had arrived in early December 1942 and confirmed what the staff and students already knew or suspected after a visit in early November by Robert Oppenheimer, Gen. Leslie Groves and others.
 
The letter began, “You are advised that it has been determined necessary to the interests of the United States in the prosecution of the War that

On The Job In Los Alamos: Lab Director Thom Mason

on January 25, 2019 - 11:41am

On the job in Los Alamos is LANL Director Thom Mason who met in his office Thursday with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Mason discussed his initial impressions after being on the job since Nov. 1, 2018. Read the full story in the Jan. 31 print edition of the Post. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Courtesy/LANL

Voices Of Los Alamos To Discuss RDX Concentration

on January 25, 2019 - 8:19am

The RDX concentration will be discussed at the next Voices of Los Alamos meeting. Courtesy/LANL 2016 Annual Site Environment Report

COMMUNITY News:

Voices of Los Alamos will receive an upate on the RDX concentration at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) during its meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m Jan. 28 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N Sage Loop.

Danny Katzman, technical program manager at N3B (the Department of Energy’s legacy cleanup contractor at LANL), will provide an update on the characterization of RDX concentrations at LANL.

LANL: Jocelyn Buckley In Control Of Her Own Plane

on January 24, 2019 - 8:53am

LANL’s Jocelyn Buckley poses with her single-engine Piper Cherokee after flying to Taos. Courtesy/LANL

Jocelyn Buckley pilots her plane home after a day of work at the Lab. This photo was taken before a hail storm that resulted in her plane receiving a new design and paint colors. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Jocelyn Buckley, of Waste Management Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, finishes her preflight checklist and communicates via headset with Los Alamos County Airport traffic.

LANL Physicist Michelle Thomsen Wins $100,000 Award ... 2019 Arctowski Medal

on January 23, 2019 - 10:46am

Michelle F. Thomsen. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Michelle F. Thomsen, Planetary Science Institute and Los Alamos National Laboratory, will receive the 2019 Arctowski Medal.

Over the past 40 years, Thomsen has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the relationships between the sun and its planetary bodies, with a particular emphasis on the physics of collisionless shocks and the dynamics of the planetary magnetospheres of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn.

Beginning with her graduate work, Thomsen analyzed data from the early planetary missions Pioneer 10 and 11 and made some of the

LANL: Scientist Bette Korber To Discuss Her Work Developing HIV Vaccine In Frontiers In Science Lectures

on January 23, 2019 - 6:21am
Bette Korber
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Bette Korber will discuss her work designing a vaccine against HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning Jan. 31 in Los Alamos.
 
“Our immune system precisely targets and eliminates pathogens when we get an infection, and our immune cells have a remarkable capacity to ‘remember’ such an encounter, acquiring protection that can last a lifetime,” said computational biologist Korber, who was named as the 2018 Scientist of the Year by R&D magazine.

County Fears GRT Loss If LANL Gets Nonprofit Status

on January 20, 2019 - 12:28pm

The NSSB Building at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL
 
By REBECCA MOSS

Los Alamos County officials are concerned that a stream of gross receipts tax revenues from Los Alamos National Laboratory – tens of millions of dollars a year – could dry up in coming months if the lab’s new management contractor obtains nonprofit status from the IRS.

Under current state law, 501(c)(3) status would exempt the lab from the tax, and the state and county would lose revenue for critical services including the fire department, roadway infrastructure, the local transit

UNM-LA Hosts Meeting With Workforce Solutions Secretary And Local Leaders

on January 18, 2019 - 8:34am

From left, Grace Willerton (UNM-LA), Joanie Ahlers (LA County), Nan Sauer (LANL), Bill McCamley (New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions), Patrick Sullivan (LACDC), Kathy Keith (LANL), David Clark (LANL), Mark Russell (N3B), Rebecca Estrada (LANL) and Cindy Rooney (UNM-LA). Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Secretary Designate of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Secretary Designate of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley visited UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Jan.

LANLF: STEAM Day At Roundhouse Today

on January 17, 2019 - 10:32am
LANLF News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANLF) Foundation is convening a press conference this morning at the Roundhouse Rotunda, bringing together education leaders and advocates to speak in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education and workforce development in New Mexico.
 
Confirmed speakers are:
  • Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Mexico Howie Morales,
  • Cabinet Secretary for Department of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley,
  • Senator Mimi Stewart,
  • NM Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard,
  • New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu,
  • Air

Los Alamos National Laboratory Contributes $3 Billion Annually To New Mexico State Economy

on January 15, 2019 - 6:25am

The Laboratory’s NMSBA program helped optimize a new crate for shipping valuable artwork developed by Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Innovations, a for-profit business subsidiary of the world-renowned museum. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Economic development initiatives created or retained nearly 1,500 in-state jobs
  • More than half of goods and services came from New Mexico businesses 

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s average annual total impact on economic output across New Mexico from 2015 to 2017 was $3.1 billion, according to preliminary independent research from the University of New Mexico’s

LANL: ‘Realistic’ New Model Points Way To More Efficient And Profitable Fracking

on January 15, 2019 - 6:10am
Fracking image. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics.
 
It also accurately accounts for the known amounts of gas released during the process.
 
“Our model is far more realistic than current models and software used in the industry,” said Zdeněk Bažant, McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P.

LANL Announces 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:01pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced it will be on a 2-hour delayed start Monday, Jan. 14.

Employees should report to work between 10-10:30 a.m. today.

Weather conditions differ in various areas so employees should contact their immediate supervisor should they have issues making it to work.

Texas A&M Dignitaries Meet With Alumni, Visit LANL

on January 12, 2019 - 8:28am
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp tells a room full of alumni the latest news about their school at an alumni gathering Thursday in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Laboratory Director Thom Mason with LANL Statistician and 2017 Texas A&M graduate Mary Frances Dorn at Thursday's Aggie Alumni Event in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

A room full of Texas Aggies greeted Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and Chairman of the Board of

Legislators Connect With Constituents At Annual LWV & AAUW Legislative Preview At Fuller Lodge

on January 11, 2019 - 9:37am
House Dist. 43 Rep.-elect Christine Chandler and Sen. Carlos Cisneros answer questions at the Legislative Preview Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Community members fill Fuller Lodge Wednesday evening to hear the annual Legislative Update. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
New Mexico House Dist. 43 Rep.-elect Christine Chandler and Sen.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker Presents ‘A Look Ahead At 2019 Nuclear Hotspots Around The World’ Lecture Saturday In Los Alamos

on January 11, 2019 - 9:23am

Dr. Siegfried Hecker

 
By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society

Although the North Korean nuclear crisis took a bit of a breather in 2018, the rest of the world turned more dangerous.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker will review developments around the world and look ahead at 2019 during the Second Annual Alice and Lawry Mann Lecture at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St. in Los Alamos.

Dr.

LANL: More Stable Light Comes From Intentionally ‘Squashed’ Quantum Dots

on January 10, 2019 - 12:21pm

Novel colloidal quantum dots are formed of an emitting cadmium/selenium (Cd/Se) core enclosed into a compositionally graded CdxZn1-xSe shell wherein the fraction of zinc versus cadmium increases towards the dot's periphery. Due to a directionally asymmetric lattice mismatch between CdSe and ZnSe, the core, at top right, is compressed more strongly perpendicular to the crystal axis than along it. This leads to modifications of the electronic structure of the CdSe core, which beneficially affects its light-emission properties.

Science On Tap: ‘Accobeam & How Technological Innovations Using Sound Are Changing What Is Seen’

on January 10, 2019 - 11:19am
LANL Scientist Dr. Vamshi Chillara
 
LACD News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 at UnQuarked Wine Room.
 
This discussion will feature Dr. Vamshi Chillara of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Acoustics and Sensors Team.
 
Are you interested in how current research at Los Alamos is improving biomedical imaging and long-range undersea communications?

Explore Discoveries Of NASA’s Kepler Mission Friday

on January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm

Join Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday at the nature center to discuss the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission and preview first results from the TESS spacecraft. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join local scientist Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to explore the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission.

The spacecraft was officially retired in October 2018, and Guzik will highlight a few of the many discoveries of the mission and preview first results from the follow-up TESS spacecraft, which launched in April 2018.

The Kepler Mission launched in

Waste Removal For Tank Closure Project Underway At Savannah River Site

on January 9, 2019 - 9:17am
The Tank Closure Cesium Removal project at the H Tank Farm at the Savannah River Site. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
AIKEN, SC EM is taking a significant step in the startup of Tank Closure Cesium Removal (TCCR) at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
 
Crews have initiated salt dissolution, the first phase of TCCR operations, in the waste feed tank for the TCCR process. Low-level salt waste accounts for more than 90 percent of waste in the SRS tank farms.
 
TCCR is a pilot project designed to accelerate removal of radioactive waste from the SRS underground tanks to support tank closures.

Los Alamos Historical Society: Upcoming Lecture Examines Relationship Of Cold War And Atomic City

on January 5, 2019 - 7:19am

Samuel Buelow

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

What impact did the Cold War have on the development of Los Alamos?

That topic will be addressed Jan. 8 when Samuel Buelow delivers “Becoming the Atomic City: Community Growth and Change in Los Alamos During the Cold War,” a lecture in the continuing Los Alamos Historical Society’s 2018–2019 lecture series.

In addition to his own experience of growing up in Los Alamos in the 1980s, Buelow has examined the everyday experiences of Los Alamos residents by
delving into the historical society’s archives to research oral histories that

Year In Review: Triad Awarded M&O Contract At LANL

on January 3, 2019 - 9:39am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz speaks with Triad officials during a community meeting last fall at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The most significant event of the year in terms of community impact is the award of the management and operating contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory to Triad National Security, LLC.

LANL Director Thom Mason

The U.S.

LANL Closed Thursday Due To Weather Conditions

on January 2, 2019 - 5:34pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory Emergency Operations Center has issued the announcement that the Lab will be closed Thursday due to weather conditions.

Direct questions, concerns or needs of assistance to the Emergency Operations Support Center at 505.667.6211.

LANL Closed Wednesday Due To Weather Conditions

on January 1, 2019 - 6:47pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory Emergency Operations Center has issued the announcement that the Lab will be closed Wednesday due to weather conditions.

Direct questions, concerns or needs of assistance to the Emergency Operations Support Center at 505.667.6211.

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