Skip directly to content

National Laboratory

RCLC Meeting Postponed To March 1

on February 20, 2019 - 4:18pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting scheduled for Friday has been postponed to March 1.

 

LANL: Collaboration Opportunity To Harness Top Algae Strains For Bioenergy

on February 20, 2019 - 3:16pm

LANL and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • DOE project aims to boost productivity, lower cost of algae biofuels and bioproducts

Los Alamos National Laboratory and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts and to reduce the cost of producing bioenergy from algae feedstocks. 

The U.S.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on February 19, 2019 - 1:54pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Espanola City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate in Espanola.

Agenda items include a LANL Legacy Cleanup overview presentation by N3B.

The meeting is open to the public.

About the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:

The Regional Coalition is comprised of nine cities, towns, counties and pueblos surrounding the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and

Laboratory On Delayed Opening Tuesday

on February 18, 2019 - 8:28pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed opening Tuesday due to inclement weather conditions.

Employees who work at TA-3 should report between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., all others should report between 11 a.m. and noon.

Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Guided Tour To Trinity Site April 5-6

on February 15, 2019 - 9:02am
A group visiting the Trinity Site. Courtesy/LAHS
 
Los Alamos Historical Society News:
 
Trinity Site where the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated July 16, 1945 is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 5-6 for the spring opening.
 
The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one-night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range.

NNSA Approves ‘Critical Decision 1’ For Advanced Sources And Detectors Project, A New Tool To Advance Stockpile Stewardship

on February 15, 2019 - 8:50am
An abbreviated concept illustration shows a portion of the ASD accelerator and target vessel. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has approved Critical Decision-1 (CD-1) for the Advanced Sources and Detectors Project (ASD), a cornerstone of the Enhanced Capabilities for Subcritical Experiments portfolio (ECSE).
 
ASD is a proposed 20-million electron volt (MeV) accelerator that will generate X-ray images, or radiographs, of subcritical implosion experiments for the nuclear weapons program.
 
“The ECSE portfolio is designed to better

Visiting Trinity Site Is One Of Kind Experience

on February 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

In 2012, Jack Aeby, foreground, returned to the McDonald Ranch House and ground zero to share memories of the morning when he photographed the Trinity Test. Courtesy photo

Felix D’Paula, a veteran of the Trinity Test, stands beside the only remnant left at ground zero, a scrap of footing from the tower that held 'the Gadget.' Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Looking across the vast expanse of desert, surrounded by far away mountains, the harsh serenity of the landscape at Trinity Site brings a sense of melancholy.

Job Openings Announced At LANL Contractor SMSI

on February 14, 2019 - 8:38am
SMSI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI) is pleased to announce the opportunity to work for a legacy contractor at Los Alamos National laboratory on a consistent, long term basis.
 
SMSI is a recognized expert across the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration complex in project management, engineering, and construction of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and infrastructure.
 
Bring your skills to a dynamic company doing what you like best, working in a field that protects the national interest.

LANL: World's Finest Gold Specimen Probed With Los Alamos Neutrons

on February 13, 2019 - 11:23am

The Ram’s Horn wire gold specimen Courtesy/Harvard University

LANL News:

  • Unraveling a 132-year-old gold wire structure mystery

Using neutron characterization techniques, a team of scientists have peered inside one of the most unique examples of wire gold, understanding for the first time the specimen's structure and possible formation process.

The 263 gram, 12 centimeter tall specimen, known as the Ram's Horn, belongs to the collection of the Mineralogical and Geological Museum Harvard University (MGMH).

"Almost nothing other than the existence of the specimen is known about wire gold,"

AHF: Learning From Hiroshima And Nagasaki

on February 13, 2019 - 9:11am

Paper cranes. Courtesy/AHF

Atomic Heritage Foundation News:

The Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the 7,700 members of the Mayors for Peace urge that the world remember the devastation and suffering caused by the world’s first atomic bombings. Their goal is both timely and urgent.

Cynthia C. Kelly, founder and president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF), is traveling in Japan to interview Mayor Kazumi Matsui, president of Mayors for Peace, Thursday in Hiroshima. She also will interview Mayor Tomihisa Taue of Nagasaki Feb.

Moving Arts Española Gala Draws Mayors; Lab Officials

on February 12, 2019 - 9:18am

Welcoming 80 guests to the annual Moving Arts Española fundraising gala are Executive/School Director and Co-founder Salvador Ruiz-Esquivel, right, and his partner Artistic Director/Co-founder Roger Montoya Feb. 2 at Los Luceros Ranch north of Española near the village of Alcalde. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The gala was a joyful event attended by Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, center, and Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey, third from left, who introduced Mason to educators including Española Superintendent of Schools Bobbie Gutierrez, left,

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.

Pages


Advertisements