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LANL Director Emeritus Terry Wallace Speaks To MOWW At American Legion On Future Of War

on June 20, 2019 - 8:34am
Dr. Terry C. Wallace, Jr., Director Emeritus of Los Alamos National Laboratory speaks to the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars Tuesday at the American Legion in Los Alamos on the future of war. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
LTC Gregg Giesler, USA (Ret), Commander of the  Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars Companions presents Dr. Terry C.

Crews Demolish Largest Structure At Oak Ridge ETTP

on June 19, 2019 - 7:21am
Oak Ridge Site workers remove asbestos-containing panels from portions of the K-1037 Building while demolition and debris removal are underway on other sections. Courtesy/DOE
DOE News:
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) gained headway with the completion of demolition of the K-1037 Building recently — the largest and one of the most challenging facilities still standing there. Watch a video of the demolition here.
Crews began tearing down the building in February and safely completed the project almost four months ahead of schedule.

Pocket Books Of World War II Popular And Important

on June 16, 2019 - 7:50am

The Armed Services Editions or ASEs were important to the soldiers during World War II and authors considered it an honor to have their books selected  for the ASEs. Courtesy/LAHS

Los Alamos Historical Society

The small, paperback volumes of fiction and nonfiction that were distributed to troops during World War II are little known today, but to the men and women who fought that war, they were tremendously popular and important.

The Armed Services Editions or ASEs are sometimes referred to as “the books that went to war,” but there were at least two other publishing

Final EA And Finding Of No Significant Impact For LANL Photovoltaic System Available Now To Public

on June 13, 2019 - 7:10am
LANL News:
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzed the potential impacts of construction and operation of a 10 megawatts ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array and associated power transmission line.
Based on the analysis presented in the final EA NNSA is issuing a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).
NNSA requires a reliable, efficient, diversified, and sustainable electrical supply to support programs and

Los Alamos National Laboratory All-Woman Team Commands Rock-Zapping Laser On Mars

on June 12, 2019 - 9:53am

Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ChemCam Engineering Operations team, from left, Suzi Montano, Adriana Reyes-Newell, Roberta Beal, Lisa Danielson, Nina Lanza and Cindy Little. Not pictured is Margie Root. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The laser that zaps rocks on Mars is commanded by a talented group of engineers and scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory—who also happen to all be women, a rarity in the engineering field.

“It’s unusual, simply because engineering still tends to be male-dominated,” said Nina Lanza, a planetary scientist on the team who has helped recruit some

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets June 18

on June 12, 2019 - 9:07am
LANL Director Emeritus Dr. Terry Wallace Jr.
MOWW News:
The speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars June 18 dinner meeting is LANL Director Emeritus Dr. Terry Wallace Jr. His broad background in global security should provide a very interesting and informative presentation on the future of warfare.
Note change in location: the meeting will be held in the dining room of American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr., behind Pasta Paradiso. Use the west side door to enter the dining room.
The meeting begins with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business

Science On Tap With Antonio Redondo June 17

on June 12, 2019 - 7:20am
LANL researcher Antonio Redondo
Creative District News:
The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 17, at projectY cowork in Central Park Square.
This On Tap will feature a conservation with Antonio Redondo about the use of super-computer simulations in the study of chemical processes.
Many are familiar with the M&M’s tagline, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand,” but most don’t give much thought to the science responsible for that crunchy candy shell.

What’s At The Bradbury This Month

on June 11, 2019 - 7:43am
BSM News:
Night with a Nerd
Each summer, monsoon season arrives in New Mexico, bringing torrential rains, intense thunderstorms, damaging hail storms, and deadly tornados with it. In spite of these extreme and intimidating weather events, locals are generally glad to see the start of the monsoon. As the source of over half the year’s precipitation, the monsoon brings life-giving water to a state which is often parched.
The Bradbury’s National Outreach Traveling Exhibits Program (NOTEs)
Over the course of 4 months, Building Immunityguided over 200,000 visitors through the amazing and often

LAPSF: Three Outstanding Students Awarded The 2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship

on June 10, 2019 - 9:28am

2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship recipients Aaron Lauritzen, left, Leah Wolfsberg and Jonathan Doorn pose with Becky Sims. Courtesy/Jessica Booton Photography,


The 2019 Jim Sims Memorial Engineering Scholarship has been awarded to Jonathan Doorn, Aaron Lauritzen and Leah Wolfsberg.

The scholarship was created to honor long time Los Alamos resident and LANL engineer Jim Sims.

Sims worked for 34 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a design engineer and leader of project engineering teams.

LANL Experts To discuss ‘The Science Of Vintage Space’ On Santa Fe Institute Panel 4:15-5:15 P.M. June 15

on June 7, 2019 - 4:25pm

Norris Bradbury, left, in front of the Kiwi B4-A reactor used to power a nuclear rocket in the 1960s as part of Project Rover. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:


Los Alamos National Laboratory will host a panel at the Santa Fe Institute's InterPlanetary Festival about the Science of Vintage Space June 15 in Santa Fe.


The event is free and open to the public.


Both current and retired experts from the Laboratory will talk about the critical role LANL played in the early days of the space race, such as developing sensors for satellites to detect nuclear explosions in space that resulted

Thomas Intrator Scholarship Winners For 2019 Are Joseph Sarrao And Javier McTeague-Vasquez

on June 6, 2019 - 9:13am

The 2019 Thomas Intrator scholarship recipients Joseph Sarrao, left, and Javier McTeague-Vasquez. Jessica Booton Photography,

LAPS Foundation News:


The family of Thomas Intrator has announced its selection for this year’s Thomas Intrator Scholarship are 2019 Los Alamos High School graduates Joseph Sarrao and Javier McTeigue-Vasquez.


The scholarship honors Thomas Intrator, who was a distinguished plasma physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He encouraged, fostered and practiced a sense of curiosity.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on June 5, 2019 - 7:00am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 in City Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate.

The meeting is open to the public.


Call to Order – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:30 p.m.

B. Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:32 p.m.

C. Approval of Agenda – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:35 p.m.

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes – Chair Henry Roybal at 1:40 p.m.

  • a. Draft minutes for March 1 meeting
  • b. Draft minutes for April 26 meeting

E. Public Comment (20 min.) 1:50-2:10 p.m.


Oak Ridge Transforming Former Uranium Enrichment Area For Development

on June 5, 2019 - 6:20am
Oak Ridge crews began removing trailers and tearing up a 6.5-acre slab and asphalt at the Building K-29 site in October 2018. Courtesy photo
A view of the Building K-29 demolition site as the teardown was nearly finished in 2006. The building was surrounded by Building K-27, the K-731 Switch House, and the Poplar Creek facilities, which are now cleared away. Courtesy photo
OREM News:
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and its contractor UCOR recently removed the Building K-29 slab, a significant step in the cleanup and transformation of the

Community Leaders Briefed On Safety, Workforce Development At LANL Community Conversation Event

on June 2, 2019 - 8:24am
LANL Director Thom Mason, left, and DOE/NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager Steve Goodrum field questions from community leaders at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Conversation event Thursday morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community leaders from throughout Northern New Mexico at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Conversation event Thursday morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Staff Report

LANL Director Thom Mason and DOE/NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager Steve Goodrum

FBI: Former LANL Scientist Charged With Making False Official Statements About His Contacts And Involvement With A Chinese Government Program

on May 30, 2019 - 4:58pm

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Turab Lookman, 67, of Santa Fe, made an initial appearance in federal court today on charges of making false official statements about his involvement with a program established by the Chinese government to recruit people with access to and knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property.

The FBI arrested Lookman yesterday after a grand jury indicted him on Wednesday on three counts of making false official statements about being recruited by and applying to participate in China’s Thousand Talents Program for personal compensation.

The indictment alleges that

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Quantum Information Gets Boost From Thin-Film Breakthrough

on May 29, 2019 - 11:00am

An innovative method for controlling single-photon emission for specific locations in 2D materials may offer a new path toward all-optical quantum computers and other quantum technologies. This image shows a false-color scanning electron micrograph of the array used to create place single-photon sources in epitaxial tungsten diselenide. Inset shows the Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometry measurement proving quantum emission. Image by Michael Pettes/Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Method opens new path to all-optical quantum computers, other technologies


Efforts to create reliable light-based

LANL Postdoctural Program Manager Mary Anne With Receives 2019 NPS Distinguished Service Award

on May 29, 2019 - 7:33am

2019 NPS Distinguished Service Award Recipient Mary Anne With

LANL News:

Mary Anne With of the Office of Partnerships and Pipeline, PPO, at Los Alamos National Laboratory is the recipient of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award.

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows in a celebration of With's incomparable contributions to the Laboratory since she joined the Postdoc program in 1991.

The event is 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Fuller Lodge.

2019 Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Mary Anne With: The Heart and

Concert In Memory Of Dr. Robert E. Seamon June 2

on May 29, 2019 - 5:48am
FCM News:
Principal Organist at the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Richard Elliott appears on the Friends of Cathedral Music's 25th anniversary season in memory of scientist and organist Dr. Robert E. Seamon.
This concert marks Elliott’s second appearance on the FCM series, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver SW in Albuquerque.
Tickets are $25 for premium seating (front 4 rows), $20 general admission and admission is free for full-time students with a valid ID. For tickets, visit
Seamon passed away Dec.

LANL Foundation: Northern NM Tribal Business Scholarships Available For Native American Students

on May 27, 2019 - 3:31pm
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is accepting applications for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships.
These one-time, $1,500 awards are designated to support qualified Native American students currently attending four-year undergraduate degree programs in business-related fields such as accounting, finance and business information systems from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, in or out of state.
Students must be a member of a Pueblo or Tribe and reside within the seven Northern New Mexico counties of Los

J. Robert Oppenheimer Committee Awards Scholarships

on May 26, 2019 - 7:14am

J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC


Ten college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.

The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.

The JROMC has awarded over 230 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $500,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several limited term endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and contributions from the Los Alamos

LANL Profile: Bill Priedhorsky

on May 23, 2019 - 7:53am

Bill Priedhorsky, the program director for Laboratory-Directed Research & Development. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Bill Priedhorsky, director of the Laboratory-Directed Research & Development (LDRD) program, has been walking for several hours.

The whisper of his passage across the desert disappears as thoroughly as the morning dew dries under the unrelenting heat of New Mexico’s sun. He leans on a hiking pole and takes in his surroundings.

There are convoluted shadows on the rocks all about him—nature is a gifted sculptor, using erosion to craft all types of interesting and bizarre shapes

More Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

on May 20, 2019 - 9:35pm

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos. Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in preparing for and responding to an active shooter event. The exercise provided valuable rescue task force training for those involved and gave each entity several ideas on how to improve their preparation and response. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted

Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

on May 20, 2019 - 6:56pm

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

From the Office of Emergency Management:

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in

Los Alamos Historical Society Signs Elizabeth Martineau As New Executive Director Beginning June 6

on May 19, 2019 - 7:35am

Liz Martineau visits the History Museum for the first time since signing on as the future executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society. Photo by Sharon Snyder


Los Alamos Historical Society

The Los Alamos Historical Society’s Board of Directors wishes to announce that Elizabeth Martineau will become the new Executive Director of the Society beginning June 6.

Martineau says that a love of history drew her to the job, an interest she credits to her father, who she describes as “a history buff.” She is drawn to all parts of Los Alamos history, though the

Scenes From ‘They Changed The World: People Of The Manhattan Project’ Book Signing At Bradbury Museum

on May 19, 2019 - 6:49am
Author aj Melnick missed the signing Saturday for her book, 'They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project', due to illness. Pajarito Press publishers Nancy Bartlit and Mark Rayburn were on hand however, signing books at the Bradbury Science  Museum. They will transport books to Santa Fe so Melnick can sign them, then return them for pickup at the Bradbury. Hopefully, the book signing can be rescheduled at a future date. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Manhattan Project veteran Elizabeth Allred shows off her pages in 'They Changed the World' at Saturday's book signing.