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SFI: An Exploration Of Beauty And Madness Aug. 5

on July 26, 2015 - 8:28am
SFI News:
 
A singular conversation between artist James Drake and incoming SFI President David Krakauer will unfold Aug. 5 in Santa Fe in conjunction with the first public reading from SFI Trustee Cormac McCarthy’s new novel The Passenger.
 
During the free event sponsored by the Lannan Foundation, guests will be treated to an exploration of beauty and madness at the intersections of drawing, reading, and counting by Santa Fe luminaries from the arts and sciences.
 
Krakauer, an evolutionary biologist, will converse with Drake, a visual artist most recently celebrated for his 1,242

2015 Los Alamos Employees' Scholarship Fund Recipients Recognized At Special Event

on July 25, 2015 - 10:44am

A group shot of all the recipients who attended Thursday's Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund awards reception at the LANL Foundation Office in Espanola. Photo by Eric Vasquez/valleydailypost.com

More than 100 people from several communities in the seven counties surrounding Los Alamos attended the Thursday evening event as students from Los Alamos, Espanola, Taos, Mora, Las Vegas, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Pojoaque and elsewhere received scholarship awards. Photo by Eric Vasquez/valleydailypost.com

Christine Gelles Speaks At ETEBA Aug. 12

on July 25, 2015 - 8:58am

Christine Gelles at Puye Cliffs. Courtesy/energy.gov

ETEBA News:

Energy Technology Environmental Business Association (ETEBA) will hold its member meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Lodge at 750 North Saint Francis Dr. in Santa Fe.

The guest speaker is Christine Gelles, acting manager Acting Manager of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management (EM) Los Alamos Field Office. Gelles will provide an update on EM’s legacy cleanup program at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the status of the field office’s transition.

Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the

Oppenheimer Lecture: Alan Guth Talks Cosmic Inflation And The Multiverse

on July 24, 2015 - 6:13pm

Alan Guth will deliver the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture Monday. Courtesy photo

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
LOs Alamos Daily Post

Alan Guth is not just one of the leading cosmologists in the world; he is widely viewed as a rock star cosmologist in a time of revolutionary advances. The distinguished Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Guth is best known for his leading role in developing the theory of inflationary cosmology.

In 1979, he had what he labeled in a note to himself, a “spectacular realization” about the birth of the

LANL News: Top Los Alamos Technology Spinoff Ideas Honored At DisrupTech

on July 23, 2015 - 10:16am

Taking the 'Best Pitch' prize of $10,000 in internal Laboratory funding was the aptly named Cosmic Plumbing Inspection project, described by physicist Matt Durham. The project uses cosmic particles called muons  with the goal of ending catastrophic industrial accidents due to flow-accelerated corrosion. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

Three potential business partnership projects emerged from the 2015 DisrupTech competition at Los Alamos National Laboratory with winning proposals.

“The goals of the DisrupTech forum were two-fold, to expose industry to potentially world-changing, disruptive,

LANL Sponsors 19th Annual Hazmat Challenge

on July 23, 2015 - 8:41am

Midwest City, Okla., Fire Department members use sandbags to stop simulated radioactive liquid waste from a spill from flowing downstream during the 2014 Hazmat Challenge. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Competition tests skills of hazardous materials response teams from three states

Twelve hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico, Missouri and Nebraska test their skills in a series of graded, timed exercises at the 19th annual Hazmat Challenge July 27-31 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The challenge provides hazardous materials responders the opportunity to test their skills, share

Los Alamos Honors Computer Code Team With Feynman Innovation Prize

on July 22, 2015 - 7:41pm

Winners of the 2015 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize at Los Alamos National Laboratory, from left, Larry J. Cox, Forrest B. Brown, Avneet Sood, Gregg W. McKinney, Jeffrey S. Bull and H. Grady Hughes. Also on the winning team but not pictured are Laura Casswell, Michael L. Fensin, John T. Goorley, Michael R. James, Brian C. Kiedrowski, Roger L. Martz, Stepan G. Mashnik, Garrett E. McMath, Richard E. Prael and Trevor Wilcox. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

This year’s honorees for the Richard P.

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