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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.

Finance New Mexico: Funds Aim To Spur Growth Of Six Native American Ventures

on December 31, 2018 - 1:06pm
Bison Star Naturals  owners Jacquelene and Angelo McHorse with their daughter Judy. Courtesy/FNM
 
By DAMON SCOTT
Finance New Mexico

Bison Star Naturals is one of six enterprises that shared $60,000 of investment in 2018 as part of the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund program administered by the Regional Development Corporation.

NA VAF aims to create jobs by boosting revenue and advancing the business goals of Native American-owned Northern New Mexico companies.

Bison Star Naturals owners Jacquelene and Angelo McHorse sought the funds to launch a line of liquid jojoba and yucca root

Los Alamos National Laboratory World-Class User Facilities Foster Rich Research Opportunities

on December 30, 2018 - 7:03am

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Pulsed Field Facility at LANL has a $30 million pulsed power infrastructure that includes this 1.43 gigawatt motor generator. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Through its technology transfer efforts, Los Alamos National Laboratory can implement user facility agreements that allow its partners and other entities to conduct research at many of its unique facilities.

Its national user facilities are the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). They

Daily Postcard: East Gate Guard Tower

on December 30, 2018 - 5:42am

Daily Postcard: A wintery scene Thursday morning surrounds the tall, square East Gate Guard Tower built of stone and concrete in 1948 at the entrance to Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Nature On Tap: Latest Updates In Astronomy Jan. 7

on December 28, 2018 - 9:03am

PEEC News:

Nature on Tap will discuss the latest updates in astronomy 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan.7 at UnQuarked Wine Bar, 145 Central Park Square.

The event is free. Learn about the upcoming lunar eclipse and other topics of interest. Dr. Galen Gisler will lead a panel of local astronomers in this discussion.

Registration for this event is not required. This discussion is presented free by PEEC and the Los Alamos Creative District.

DOE Releases Final EIS For Cleanup Of Area IV And Northern Buffer Zone At Santa Susana Field Laboratory

on December 25, 2018 - 9:04am
DOE News:
 
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Remediation of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) in Ventura County, California.
 
Publishing the Final EIS is an important step to proceed with the cleanup process at SSFL's Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone.
 
“The release of the Final EIS is a major milestone in the Department’s mission to clean up the former Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) site at the SSFL,” ETEC Federal Project Director John

Exhibit On Human Immune System Opens At Bradbury

on December 21, 2018 - 6:57am
The new exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum includes an interactive touch table. Courtesy photo
 

LANL Director Thom Mason addresses the ctowd at the opening reception Tuesday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy photo
 
Laboratory Fellow and computational biologist Bette Korber cuts the ribbon on the new exhibit. Courtesy photo
 
BRADBURY News:
 
How the immune system works to fight diseases and viruses like HIV and influenza is the focus of a new exhibit at the Bradbury Science Museum.
 
“Building Immunity: How Fighting HIV and Other Viruses Helps Us Understand Our Immune System”

DOE: Heavy Lifts Move Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Construction Forward

on December 19, 2018 - 8:53am
Using a heavy-lift crane, workers install a 40-ton evaporator unit inside the effluent management facility under construction at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. The module was constructed at ground level as a unit and then lifted into place. Courtesy photo
 
A 40-ton structural steel roof module is lifted into place atop the effluent management facility under construction at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. The module was assembled at ground level and then lifted into place to increase worker safety and allow other concurrent construction. Courtesy

UNM-LA Introduces ‘Designing Your Life’ Course

on December 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

UNM-LA continuing faculty member Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, also a LANL staff member, will teach Designing Your Life, UNIV 101 this spring at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

UNM-LA News:

UNM-LA is launching a new course in the Spring 2019 semester: Designing Your Life, UNIV 101. The class is based on a Stanford University course, using the book, “Designing Your Life” by Stanford University professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

Burnett and Evans developed a series of exercises to help students engage in ‘design thinking,’ a strategy typically used to improve a product or experience.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on December 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities CRCLC) meets 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 in Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Oñate in Española.

RCLC Agenda:

A. Call to Order – Chair Henry Roybal | 11:00a-

B. Confirmation of Quorum – Chair Henry Roybal
 
C. Approval of Agenda – Chair Henry Roybal

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes – Chair | 11:10p- (Tab 1)  
 
E. Public Comment (20 min)  | 11:15-11:35a

F. Treasurers Report & Invoices for Approval  | 11:35-11:40a (Tab 2)

G. Discussion/Action Items | 11:40a–12:50p a.

LANL: Machine Learning-Detected Signal Predicts Time To Earthquake ... Fault Displacement ‘Fingerprint’ Forecasts Magnitude

on December 18, 2018 - 10:34am
LANL researchers applied machine-learning expertise to predict quakes along Cascadia, a 700-mile-long fault from northern California to southern British Columbia that flanks cities such as Seattle. The results are published in two papers in Nature Geoscience. Courtesy photo
 
LANL News:
  • ‘Fingerprint’ of fault displacement also forecasts magnitude of rupture
 
Machine-learning research published in two related papers in Nature Geosciences reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault’s slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large

LANL: Top 25 Stories Highlight Science Achievements

on December 18, 2018 - 8:24am

LANL News:

Breadth and depth of Lab science reflected in top science reporting

From space missions to disease forecasting, particle physics to artificial intelligence, the biggest science news items from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2018 have been gathered in one place: It’s a collection that reflects the significant depth and breadth of national laboratory science.

“The range of technical and scientific capabilities in these stories, as reported by media outlets across the world, reflects the many ways Los Alamos National Laboratory serves the nation,” Laboratory Director Thom Mason

Economic Dev. Remains LANL Focus Under Triad

on December 17, 2018 - 10:02am

Robert Naranjo unloads root stock for a Northern New Mexico wine growers association, a project that was helped by LANL’s community commitment. Courtesy/FNM
 
By JASON GIBBS
Finance New Mexico

New leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory hopes to increase business development and educational programs for small businesses, while relying even more on New Mexico companies to fulfill contracts.

On the heels of LANL’s 75th anniversary in the summer of 2018, Triad National Security LLC has taken the helm as the new managing contractor for the research facility in Northern New Mexico.

Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr Brought Winter Cheer To Los Alamos

on December 14, 2018 - 8:59am

Neils Bohr was an avid skier long before coming to Project Y at Los Alamos and assuming the codename of Nicholas Baker. Photographs were strictly forbidden during those days, but someone snapped this picture of Bohr on skis at Sawyer’s Hill. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society

By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society

Los Alamos has had its share of prominent and important visitors through the years. One of the most significant was in December 1943, when brilliant Danish physicist Niels Bohr visited.

Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize for contributions that laid the foundations for

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