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Scientific Computing In Cloud Gets Down To Earth

on April 9, 2019 - 10:53am

Seismology researchers at LANL have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity using the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results without storing raw data or needing a local supercomputer. Courtesy/Google
LANL News:
In a groundbreaking effort, seismology researchers have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity in the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results without storing raw data or needing a local supercomputer.
“Using a

Glenn J. Morgan Named President Of Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B)

on April 9, 2019 - 10:32am

New N3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan

N3B News:

Glenn J. Morgan has been named president and program manager for Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B).

N3B manages the 10 year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is responsible for cleaning up waste sites, and packaging and transporting waste off-site for permanent disposal.

As program manager, Morgan is responsible for the work of more than 600 N3B and subcontractor employees cleaning up legacy waste at Los

Seventy Seven Students Take Field Trip To Visit Bradbury Science Museum Thanks To LANB

on April 5, 2019 - 8:39am
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) provided the bus transportation last week for 77 students to visit the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

BSMA News:

Students from Okhay Owingeh and Santo Domingo Pueblos lat week participated in a hands-on engineering challenge and explored the Bradbury Science Museum galleries in search of engineered artifacts.

“As the students explored the museum galleries and focus on engineered artifacts, they gain an understanding of how engineers make the world a better

County Approaches Budget Hearings With Optimism

on April 4, 2019 - 1:16pm
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess
Los Alamos Daily Post

After passing a flat budget in FY2019 and preparing to do the same for FY2020, Los Alamos County received a pleasant surprise: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed SB 11, which states prime contractors operating a laboratory facility in New Mexico are indeed subject to gross receipt taxes (GRT).

This means Triad, which operates Los Alamos National Laboratory, will pay GRT to Los Alamos County.

Sixty Students Visit Bradbury Thanks To Rotary Club

on April 2, 2019 - 9:53am
Students from Amy Beihl Community School during a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum for which the Los Alamos Rotary Club sponsored the transportation expenses. Courtesy photo
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), the Los Alamos Rotary Club recently sponsored the transportation expenses for three 5th grade classes from Amy Biehl Community School in Santa Fe to visit the Bradbury Science Museum.
The students divided into three groups and took turns touring downtown Los Alamos, stopping for lunch at Ashley Pond Park and visiting the

Elk Herd Spotted Crossing Truck Route Near TA-53

on April 1, 2019 - 8:29am

A herd of elk are spotted Sunday afternoon crossing the Truck Route near TA-53. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Elk herd spotted Sunday afternoon near TA-53. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Elk herd spotted Sunday afternoon near TA-53. Photo by Trisha Ancell

DOE Awards Contract For Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program To Technical Resources Group

on April 1, 2019 - 7:22am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of a contract to Technical Resources Group, Inc. for support services under the DOE Office of Packaging and Transportation’s TEPP program.
The contractor shall provide support to Federal, State, Tribal and local authorities to prepare for a response to a transportation incident/accident involving DOE shipments of radiological material.
The Contractor conducts reviews of state and federal regulations and standards to identify current requirements and changes in regulations that may impact the

A Recent Passing Reminds Us Of Our Wartime History

on March 29, 2019 - 8:39am

Mary Lou Maloney, Puye Cliff Dwelling. Photo by Mike Michnovicz/ Courtesy of Los Alamos Historical Society Archives

Los Alamos Historical Society

Mary Lou Michnovicz passed away March 9 at her home in Albuquerque. She was 91. Perhaps not many people in Los Alamos today will recognize her name, but at the least they should take note of this passing.

Mary Lou, and her husband, Mike Michnovicz, were among the last of those daring young people who came to an unknown place during the 1940s to join a secret project that ultimately ended World War II.

Champions Of Youth Ambitions Awarded $1,500

on March 29, 2019 - 6:50am
Chad Lauritzen, known as the Sci Guy does science with students from Dixon Elementary. Courtesy photo
C’YA News:
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has received a $1,500 award from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Board of Directors in support of educational hands on science, youth development and the Community Asset Awards.
“The LANL Foundation appreciates how Champions of Youth Ambitions celebrates community assets and achievements, and works to bring quality enrichment education to youth in Los Alamos,” C’YA Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen said.

Two LANL Researchers Win Women In Tech Awards

on March 28, 2019 - 9:18am

New Mexico Technology Council 2019 Women in Technology Award recipients Laura Monroe, left, and Janette Frigo. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Electrical engineer and mathematician recognized as outstanding contributors to STEM fields

Two researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were recognized with 2019 Women in Technology Awards by the New Mexico Technology Council.

Janette Frigo, an electrical engineer with the Laboratory’s Intelligence and Space Research division, and Laura Monroe, a mathematician with the Laboratory’s High-Performance Computing division, were recognized for their

NNSA Los Alamos Field Office To Assess Installation Of Fiber Optic Cable To LANL

on March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
LANL News:
The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is preparing a Draft Environmental Assessment for the Construction and Operation of a Second Fiber Optic Circuit Route to Los Alamos National Laboratory (EA).
The EA will analyze the proposed construction and operation of a redundant fiber optic circuit originating at the transition of Santa Fe County Road 62 to Forest Route 24 to the terminus serving both Los Alamos County (County) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the No Action Alternative.

PCB Cleanup Completed At Los Alamos Canyon Site

on March 27, 2019 - 9:36am

The N3B team removed PCB-contaminated soil from a narrow canyon at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. About 300 cubic yards of soil will be shipped offsite for disposal. Courtesy/N3B


N3B has have finished cleaning up PCB-contaminated soil near the former Omega research reactor site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The PCB-contaminated soil was located in Los Alamos Canyon at Technical Area 02 (TA-02). The source of the contamination is suspected to have been electrical transformers that served the Omega Site.

The contamination was discovered during investigation

NNSA Los Alamos Field Office To Assess Wildfire Hazard And Forest Health Program

on March 26, 2019 - 8:29am
LANL News:
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is preparing a Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Forest Health Improvement Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The SEA will evaluate and document changes in the LANL management of forest health and wildfire mitigation procedures since the publication of the 2000 Environmental Assessment for the Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Forest Health Improvement Program at LANL (EA).
It will identify changes to the affected

LANL Foundation Hires Sylvan Argo As Grants Manager

on March 25, 2019 - 5:21pm

Sylvan Argo


Española — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening education in Northern New Mexico, welcomes Sylvan Argo as Grants Manager.

This new position was created to broaden the foundation’s grantmaking impact, build community connection and accommodate program growth.

Argo is a dedicated advocate for social equity, youth voice and redefining success and achievement.

Hathcock Receives Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award

on March 25, 2019 - 8:07am

Charles (Chuck) Hathcock, an ecologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2019 Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award. Courtesy/Friends of Bandelier


For the Friends of Bandelier

The founder of Friends of Bandelier, Dorothy Hoard, had a passion for teaching, history, and conservation. When she died in March 2014, The Friends of Bandelier established the Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award to be given as her legacy and for her important contributions to Bandelier National Monument and the community.

This stewardship award is given to someone who has worked

Draft Environmental Assessment For LANL Photovoltaic System Available To Public

on March 22, 2019 - 8:03am

LANL News:


The Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze  the proposed construction and operation of a 10 megawatts (MW) ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system (PV) and associated power transmission line within an existing power transmission line corridor. The EZ will also  analyze the No Action Alternative of not constructing the PV.


The proposed PV location is on approximately 55-60 acres of which around 50 acres are within a previously disturbed area that was used as a borrow pit at

Scenes From BSMA Night With A Nerd

on March 22, 2019 - 6:48am

Community members gather March 14 at Fuller Lodge for the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) presentation of Night With A Nerd. Featured speaker Tim Koeth presented ‘The Physicists in the Basement of the High Castle’, an intriguing talk about the race between WW2 United States and Germany to build the world’s first atomic weapon and how the United States succeeded where others failed. for more information about the BSMA. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Community members at Fuller Lodge for the BSMA presentation of Night With A Nerd.

LAPSA Members Gather For Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2019 - 6:12am
Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association gather for a group photo during their meeting Jan. 17 at UNM-LA, front row from left, Treasurer Sgt. Daniel Roberts, President Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, Vice President Centerra General Manager Lennie Upshaw and LASO-SM and member Adolfo Meana. Center row from left, members LANL Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines, LANL Psychologist/BHRT Coordinator Dr. Alice Bodelson, Centerra Director of Operations Jesse Galvan and N3B Lisa La-Pointe Tafoya. Back row from left, Ex Officio Cmdr.

LANL Profile: Frederico ‘Cisco’ Archuleta

on March 21, 2019 - 12:12pm

Bassist Frederico ‘Cisco’ Archuleta of LANL’s Hazardous Materials Management group performs with the country music band Perfect StrangR. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

It’s a Friday night and couples at the Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort are ready to dance and have a good time. As the lounge’s lights dim, the country music band Perfect StrangR takes the stage.

As the stage lights begin their colorful interplay of patterns, bassist Frederico “Cisco” Archuleta of the Laboratory’s Hazardous Materials Management group, along with drummer Timm Kailey, set the pace and the beat for the opening song,

Leadership Los Alamos Participants Learn About LANL Economic Development Impact

on March 20, 2019 - 3:28pm
The 2019 Leadership Los Alamos class recently held its Economic Development Session where they heard presentations from LANL Associate Directors about LANL's economic impact. At the table is LeAnne Stribley, LANL Associate Director for Business Management and Kathye Segala, Associate Director for Capital Projects. The session was chaired by LANB Market President Liddie Martinez.

LANL, Northern New Mexico College Launch Radiation Protection Course To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs 

on March 19, 2019 - 6:12am

LANL and Northern New Mexico College announce a collaborative effort to expand a pipeline training program for radiological control technicians who will support the 21st century workforce at the Laboratory. From left, LANL Pipeline and Partnerships Office Director Nan Sauer, New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Kate O’Neill and Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey. Courtesy/NNMC


LANL News:

  • New associate degree program for up to an initial 40 students starts in June, includes internships at Laboratory

To meet the high demand for radiological control technicians (RCTs),

Friends Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos To Hold Annual Meeting Noon April 11

on March 15, 2019 - 1:07pm

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos, from left, Treasurer Ron Wilkins, President Kristin Henderson, Dr. Ben Neal, Park Ranger Alecks Pitt, David Jolly, Heather McClenahan, Vice President Rick Reiss and Carol A. Clark (taking the photo) gathered to set a work plan Thursday afternoon in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge. The Board’s annual meeting with a potluck meal is scheduled for noon, April 11 in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge.

RCLC Notice Of Possible Quorum; Canceled Meeting

on March 15, 2019 - 11:38am
RCLC News:
Notice of Possible Quorum
Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities may attend an informal discussion with congressional delegation staff at 10:30 a.m., March 19, 2019, at the Small Business Center in Los Alamos.
A quorum may be present. No action will be taken.
Meeting Cancellation
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting, scheduled for March 22, has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled to occur at 1:30 p.m., April 19 in the City of Espanola City Hall.

LANL: Handling Trillions Of Supercomputer Files Just Got Simpler

on March 14, 2019 - 11:44am

Gary Grider, left, and Brad Settlemyer discuss the new Los Alamos and Carnegie Mellon software product, DeltaFS, released to the software distribution site GitHub this week. Courtesy/LANL

Carnegie Mellon team members, from left, Chuck Cranor, Qing Zheng and George Amvrosiadis. Courtesy/Carnegie Mellon University

LANL News:

  • Exascale file system Delta FS breaks the ‘the metadata bottleneck’ by handling extreme numbers of files and amounts of data with unprecedented performance

A new distributed file system for high-performance computing being distributed today via the software collaboration

Science On Tap: Conversation With Jennifer Foster Harris On Bioengineering At LANL ... 5:30 p.m. Monday

on March 13, 2019 - 2:26pm

Jennifer Foster Harris

BSM/Creative District News:

Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 18 at UnQuarked Wine Room.  

Curious about the rapidly evolving field of bioengineering? Want to learn more about the ATHENA project, biosecurity, or what it takes to be a bioengineer? Jennifer Foster Harris of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Biosecurity and Public Health Group will discuss the extraordinary research happening at LANL in the field of bioengineering.

About the On Tap Series:

On Tap is a series of