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RCLC Meets 9-11 A.M. In Española Friday

on April 7, 2015 - 10:09am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) meets 9-11 am., Friday in the Española City Chambers at 405 N. Paseo de Oñate in Española.

The agenda includes:

Call to Order by Mayor Alice Lucero - 9 a.m.

Confirmation of Quorum 

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Meeting Minutes - 9:15 a.m. 

Discussion/Action Items (1 hr 20 min) 9:15-10:35 a.m.

  • New Mexico Congressional Delegation Updates (5 mins) 9:15-9:20 a.m.
  • Presentation by Pete Maggiore, Asst. Manager Environmental Projects Office (30 mins) 9:20-9:50 a.m.
  • Presentation by Carole Rutten, Deputy Director of LANL Community

Letter To The Editor: Was Big Bang A Foam Experiment In An Open Vessel?

on April 6, 2015 - 1:51pm
Los Alamos

Regarding LANL's Picture of the Week published in today's edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post:

I have attached a figure of the LANL cosmos with an image of a phase separated foam that I generated many years ago. Many similar features.

Was the Big Bang a foam experiment in an open vessel?

The foam image is shallow in depth and more structured, whereas I assume the cosmos image is infinite.

Image of a phase separated foam. Courtesy/Joel Williams

NNSA Hosts NPT Parties At LANL And Sandia

on April 6, 2015 - 10:20am
Ambassador Adam Scheinman
U.S. Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on March 25-27, hosted representatives from 11 members of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and one representative from the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. 

The officials from non-nuclear-weapon states visited facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) related to U.S. implementation of the NPT.


LANL's Picture Of The Week: Cyber Image Of Cosmos

on April 6, 2015 - 10:12am

This intricate orange web is actually a high-resolution cyber image of our cosmos. The region pictured here represents about 1/10,000 of the total simulation volume. A team of astrophysicists and computer scientists, including LANL researchers, completed the first-ever complete trillion-particle cosmological simulation and have made an initial 55 Tbyte (trillion bytes) public data release. A primary goal of this project is to adopt some of the fundamental concepts of the open source community, and translate them to open data for state-of-the-art cosmological simulations. Courtesy/LANL


SFI Seminar: Darwinian Neurodynamics

on April 6, 2015 - 9:52am
Harold de Vladar
Parmenides Foundation
SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute presents a seminar on Darwinian Neurodynamics by Harold de Vladar at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday in the Collins Conference Room in Santa Fe.

Abstract: Theoretical models of neuronal function consider different mechanisms through which networks learn, classify and discern inputs. A central focus of these models is to understand how associations are established amongst neurons, in order to predict spiking patterns that are compatible with empirical observations.

Although these models have led to major insights and advances,

WIPP Technical Assessment Team Issues Final Report

on April 3, 2015 - 5:14pm

WIPP News:

This week the Department of Energy’s Technical Assessment Team (TAT) visited Carlsbad and met with federal and contractor staff at WIPP and the Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force to provide a briefing and answer questions on their final report that was released March 26.

The TAT, which was established shortly after the Feb.

Heinrich Statement On Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action For Iran’s Nuclear Program

on April 3, 2015 - 7:42am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement Thursday after the United States, five other world powers, and Iran announced a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program:

Our mission is clear: we must ensure that Iran is never allowed to develop a nuclear weapon.