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Brown Bag Lecture April 23 Focuses on Jemez Mountains’ Ecology

on April 18, 2014 - 8:45am
Terry Foxx. By Jim Gautier
LANL News:


Terry Foxx, a master storyteller and former Laboratory employee, will discuss the ecology of the Jemez Mountains and the Pajarito Plateau noon to 1 p.m., April 23 at the Bradbury Science Museum as part of the museum’s Brown Bag lecture series.


Foxx will intertwine the evolution of her perspective about the natural world as a young girl, to working in a national laboratory, which was struggling with newly instituted environmental laws of the 1970s. Compliance with those laws required an evolution of perspective for project managers.


Foxx will share

Iconic Author Edward Abbey Focus of Earth Day Lecture April 22

on April 17, 2014 - 10:27am

Jack Loeffler. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Part of Bradbury Science Museum evening lecture series

Jack Loeffler, a bioregional aural historian, will talk about the author and environmental advocate Edward Abbey and his legacy at 5:30 p.m. April 22 at the Bradbury Science Museum. The talk is the fourth in a series of evening lectures planned this year at the museum, and is free and open to the public.

"Ed Abbey's message to the world is even more profound today than it was when he first spoke his piece in ‘Desert Solitaire’ in 1968,” Loeffler said.

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

on April 17, 2014 - 10:22am

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.In support of the Administration’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department today announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses.

The United States continues to be a global leader in solar, with total U.S. solar energy installations reaching 13 gigawatts last year. As the cost of solar energy continues to decline, more states and local communities are deploying solar energy projects to meet their electricity needs.


Oppie Turns 110 - It’s Time for a Big Birthday Party!

on April 17, 2014 - 6:39am


Tuesday, April 22 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, and the Los Alamos Historical Museum is hosting a daylong birthday party to celebrate.

The Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row (just north of Fuller Lodge), will have free cupcakes available while supplies last. Oppenheimer biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus, will be 20 percent off regular price.

In addition, Los Alamos visitors and residents alike can pick up coupons at the Museum for $1 off Oppenheimer martinis and 10 percent off specially prepared

Students Descend on LANL April 21-22 for Supercomputing Challenge Expo and Awards

on April 16, 2014 - 12:18pm

LANL News:

Research by student teams to be showcased

More than 250 New Mexico students and their teachers will be at Los Alamos National Laboratory April 21-22 for the 24th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony.

“The goal of the year-long competition is to increase knowledge of science and computing, expose students and teachers to computers and applied mathematics, and instill enthusiasm for science in middle- and high-school students, their families and communities,” said David Kratzer of the Laboratory’s High Performance Computer Systems group and LANL’s

NNSA Awards $25 Million Grant to Improve Capabilities for Detecting Nuclear Proliferation

on April 16, 2014 - 11:40am

Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development today announced the award of a $25 million grant to a North Carolina State University-led consortium for research and development (R&D) in enabling capabilities for nonproliferation.

This sizeable, long-term investment will support the consortium at $5 million per year for five years.

LANL Physicist Honored With E.O. Lawrence Award

on April 16, 2014 - 11:17am

LANL physicist John Sarrao is being honored with the 2013 Ernest O. Lawrence Award. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • John Sarrao’s research in plutonium, superconductivity, magnetism praised

Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist John Sarrao is being honored by the U.S. Department of Energy with the 2013 Ernest O. Lawrence Award in Condensed Matter and Materials Sciences.

"John Sarrao's exciting advances in actinide studies exemplify the quality of research performed at Los Alamos National Laboratory,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan.