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2019 Summer Physics Camp For Young Women

on February 10, 2019 - 9:00am
 
Scene from a previous Summer Physics Camp. Courtesy photo
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory, the New Mexico Consortium, Pojoaque Valley and Los Alamos Public Schools are organizing a two-week Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in Northern New Mexico.
 
The camp will focus on boosting your understanding of the physics of the Sun, Earth, and everything in between and also introduce you to how to write your resume, interview for a job, and how to make some tasks fun by learning the basics of computer programming.

LANL Foundation: Nineteen Northern New Mexico Students Receive $28,500 In Scholarships

on February 8, 2019 - 7:31am

Courtesy/LANL Foundation

LANL FOUNDATION News:

Española — The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation recently awarded $1,500 Scholarships to 19 nontraditional students from Northern New Mexico.

Regional College/Returning Student (RCRS) Scholarships support individuals seeking a certification or two-year degree from a local accredited college, university or trade school after a gap in formal education.

The RCRS program is part of the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), the largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico with funding primarily contributed by LANL

Los Alamos Daily Post Turns 7 Years Old Today!

on February 7, 2019 - 4:33pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post is celebrating its 7-year anniversary today at its world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave. The news team wants to take this opportunity to thank our many readers throughout the community, state, nation and world ... it is a privilege to bring you the news each and every day! Photo by Erika Clark

Staff Report

Today marks another milestone in the history of the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper as it celebrates seven years of delivering local news at lightning speed.

Award-winning journalist Carol A. Clark launched the Los Alamos Daily Post at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.

LANL Foundation: New Team To Lead Northern New Mexico’s Largest Scholarship Program

on February 7, 2019 - 1:41pm

From left, LANL Foundation Scholarship Program Manager Mike Ammerman, Program Associate Sarah Gissinger and Vice President of Advancement & Scholarship Tony Fox. Courtesy/LANL Foundation

LANL FOUNDATION News:

Española — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation, the nonprofit dedicated to strengthening education in Northern New Mexico, welcomes two new staff members to its scholarship program.

Mike Ammerman joins the Foundation as scholarship program manager, transitioning into the position from John McDermon who is retiring in March.

Talk/Film On Dark Matter This Weekend In Planetarium

on February 7, 2019 - 11:29am

Explore the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astrophysicist Galen Gisler discusses the nature of these phenomena at 7 p.m. Friday and the full-dome film ‘Dark Matter Mystery’ will play at 2 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Unearth the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.

Astrophysicist Galen Gisler will give a talk called “The Dark Side of the Universe” at 7 p.m. Friday that will explore these phenomena.

Science On Tap: Latest Innovations In Fuel-Cell Research At LANL Discussed At UnQuarked Feb. 11

on February 5, 2019 - 5:58am
Dr. Yu Seung Kim of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos Creative District News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at UnQuarked Wine Room.
 
This discussion will feature Dr. Yu Seung Kim of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group. This event replaces the previously scheduled Feb. 25 Science On Tap.
 
Fuel-cell research has been a hot topic at Los Alamos since the 1970s.

Los Alamos County Officials Day At The Roundhouse ... Senate Finance Committee Passes ‘Lab Tax Bill’

on February 2, 2019 - 7:35am
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Chair Sara Scott, County Manager Harry Burgess and Councilor Vice Chair Pete Sheehey at the Roundhouse. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz smiling at the 'Do Pass' recommendation from the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
A Day at The Roundhouse
By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Los Alamos
 
Jan. 31, four of us from Los Alamos traveled to Santa Fe to support Senate Bill 11 (SB11), the bill to not allow 501C(3) exemptions from New Mexico Gross Receipts Taxes for National Labs.
 
I was

LANL: RFP Issued For New Supercomputer ‘Crossroads’

on February 1, 2019 - 7:58am
Los Alamos National Laboratory. CourtesyLANL
 
LANL News:
 
The next big supercomputer is out for bid. A Request For Proposal (RFP) was released Thursday for Crossroads, a high-performance computer that will support the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
 
The RFP is a joint effort of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories.
 
“Los Alamos National Laboratory is proud to serve as the home of Crossroads,” LANL Director Thom Mason said.

LANL Foundation Now Accepting Education And Community Grants Applications Through Feb. 15

on January 31, 2019 - 4:40pm

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation is now accepting applications for $2500 education and community outreach grants. The deadline for submission in the first of two yearly grantmaking cycles is February 15, 2019.

Two types of grants are offered to nonprofit organization, schools or education programs:

Education Outreach Grants directly support public school children in grades K–12; and

Community Outreach Grants meet the Foundation’s mission and vision of innovative programming, collaboration and advocacy for lifelong learning but need not be tied directly to K–12 public

LANL Director Thom Mason Reflects On First 90 Days

on January 31, 2019 - 9:39am
LANL Director Thom Mason. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Thom Mason today completes his first 90 days at the helm of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

During an interview in his office last Thursday, Mason spoke of his admiration for the scientists, engineers and staff at the Lab and his gratitude to the community for its warm welcome. He also touched on the best thing about his job as well as the challenges.

“During these first 90 days one thing that has really struck me as I’ve visited the various areas of the

Who Are The Four Last Graduates Of Los Alamos Ranch School?

on January 31, 2019 - 9:01am

Boys of the Los Alamos Ranch School at dinner in the Dining Hall at Fuller Lodge, ca. 1930s before the final group of graduates left the school in 1943. Courtesy/LAHS

By Sharon Snyder
Los Alamos Historical Society

In the 25 years of the Los Alamos Ranch School’s existence, more than 550 boys came to the Pajarito Plateau as students and/or summer campers. Almost all of them went on to earn college degrees and make contributions to their chosen communities and, in many cases, to the nation.

The last four boys to graduate from the ranch school in late January of 1943 went on to make the school

Scenes From Second Annual Leadership Los Alamos FOCUS Session Thursday Night At UNM-Los Alamos

on January 28, 2019 - 10:20am

Leadership Los Alamos hosted its second annual FOCUS Session Thursday evening at UNM-Los Alamos with Keynote Speaker Haydn Shaw who presented a talk on Resolving Generational Differences in the Workplace. Shaw is noted as a renowned speaker and author hailed as a 'leadership guru' by the Washington Post. He has helped managers and organizations for more than 25 years raise their generational IQ so they can deal with the multigenerational workforce.

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.

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