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Los Alamos Computational Scientist Wins 2016 Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award

on July 13, 2016 - 10:18am

LANL’s Ludmil Alexandrov wins 2016 Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award.

LANL News:

Ludmil Alexandrov, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics group, is the winner of the 2016 Carcinogenesis Young Investigator Award. Given biennially by the journal Carcinogenesis: Integrative Cancer Research, published by Oxford University Press, and the European Association for Cancer Research, the award recognizes a recent significant contribution to carcinogenesis research by an investigator under the age of 40.

“Ludmil’s research uses large-scale computational

WIPP: In Memoriam - Dr. Abraham (Abe) Van Luik

on July 12, 2016 - 10:26am
WIPP News:
The Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) workforce is saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Abraham (Abe) Van Luik.
Abe was a key member of the CBFO team and was well respected at DOE and in the international community. Abe led the CBFO International Repository Science Program.
His work included contributions to coordinated research and sharing of results through bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

LANL Students Bring Virtual Reality To Nature Center

on July 12, 2016 - 10:07am

The community is invited to try out the new Oculus Rift virtual reality machine at 7 p.m., July 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Thanks to Los Alamos National Laboratory students, the technology of the future, virtual reality, is now available at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The community is invited to grab a pair of headsets, kick back and enter a virtual world brimming with possibilities in which the boundaries of visualization technologies are pushed at 7 p.m., July 19, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

HTC’s Vive and Oculus’ Rift are two up-and-coming

Special Planetarium Show With Astrophysicist Galen Gisler Explores Origins Of Universe

on July 8, 2016 - 6:51am
The night sky. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Using examples visible in the July night sky, astrophysicist Galen Gisler will discuss the beginning of the universe and when and how it began as part of a special planetarium show at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. today.

The show will explore two independent streams of evidence for the world’s beginning and conclude with a brief sketch of the physics of the Big Bang itself.

Gisler was born under the dark and starry skies of eastern New Mexico and eventually found his way back to his home state.

Centerra’s Ted Spain Addresses Scholarship Recipients

on July 7, 2016 - 9:22pm
Centerra's Ted Spain speaks at the 2016 Foundation Scholarship Recipient Cohort Gathering June 30 at Northern New Mexico College in Española. Photo by Robert Naranjo/
During his talk, Centerra's Ted Spain encourages students to make a positive difference in the world, give back and help those who are coming behind them. Photo by Robert Naranjo/
Foundation Executive Director Terry Mulert, left, with Centerra's Ted Spain at NNMC’s 2016 Foundation Scholarship Recipient Cohort Gathering June 30 in Española. Photo by Robert Naranjo/

Council Taps Anne Nobile For Probate Judge

on July 7, 2016 - 9:03am
Probate Judge Anne Nobile. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Longtime Los Alamos resident Anne Nobile is Los Alamos County’s new probate judge.

She replaces Bill McKerley who resigned when it was determined he could not hold the position while also serving as chair of the Republican Party of Los Alamos. He resigned May 20, 2016 but agreed to serve until replaced. 

The Los Alamos County Council voted 6-1 to appoint Nobile to serve the remainder of this year’s term through Dec.

Flipping Crystals Improves Solar-Cell Performance

on July 6, 2016 - 11:46am

Three types of large-area solar cells made out of two-dimensional perovskites. At left, a room-temperature cast film; upper middle is a sample with the problematic band gap, and at right is the hot-cast sample with the best energy performance.  Image courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Perovskite research team spin-casts crystals for efficient and resilient optoelectronic devices

In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice