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October Lunch With A Leader Features Kurt Steinhaus

on September 27, 2014 - 7:22am

Kurt Steinhaus

LWV News:

The October Lunch with a Leader, presented by the League of Women Voters and open to the community, is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Mesa Public Library. 

The speaker is Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, director of Community Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His topic will be education and workforce development.

Steinhaus’ work is focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, technical assistance for small businesses and helping entrepreneurs start new companies, and partnering with non-profit organizations to advance their strategic

DOE Secretary Hosts Schlesinger Medal Ceremony And Energy Security Symposium Wednesday

on September 27, 2014 - 7:03am

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will kick off Energy Action Month Wednesday, Oct. 1 and mark the 37th anniversary of the Department’s formal opening by hosting the first Schlesinger Medal Ceremony and Symposium on Energy Security.

The Secretary will make keynote remarks and present a new medal to an individual whose contributions have advanced our understanding of threats, opportunities, and policy choices impacting the energy security interests of the United States.

DOE Issues Statement On LANL Cleanup Work Transition

on September 26, 2014 - 9:21am

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz directed the Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop a plan for the transition of legacy environmental cleanup work at the Department's Los Alamos site from NNSA to EM.

DOE issued the following statement this morning:

"The safe and efficient cleanup of the Los Alamos Site in New Mexico is a high priority for the Department of Energy.

SFI Colloquium: ‘A Population Biological View of Immunological Memory and Vaccination’

on September 26, 2014 - 7:47am

Rustom Antia

SFI News:

Rustom Antia of Emory University will present a colloquium, A Population Biological View of Immunological Memory and Vaccination,” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the Noyce Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute (1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe).

The event is free and open to the public. The SFI host is Ben Althouse.

Abstract: The ability to remember previous encounters with pathogens and mount a more rapid response on subsequent exposure to the same or a related pathogen is a central features of the adaptive immune system of vertebrate hosts.

NNSA Completes Critical Radar Arming And Fuzing Test

on September 26, 2014 - 7:39am

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently completed an important test for the W88 ALT 370, an alteration to replace the Arming, Fuzing and Firing assembly of the W88-0/Mk 5, a warhead in its third decade of life.

The Critical Radar Arming and Fuzing Test (CRAFT), flown this summer, was designed to test the new joint Air Force and Navy radar in the W88 ALT 370. The CRAFT was the first of several flight tests planned to demonstrate the functional performance of the upgraded weapon system in ballistic missile flight environments.

LANL: Climate, Earth System Project Draws On Science Powerhouses

on September 25, 2014 - 1:37pm

Computer modeling provides policymakers with essential information on such data as global sea surface temperatures related to specific currents. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos teams with climate and high-performance computing groups for advanced climate change understanding

With President Obama announcing climate-support initiatives this week at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, the US Department of Energy national laboratories are teaming with academia and the private sector to develop the most advanced climate and Earth system computer model yet created.

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Los Alamos Historical Society Discusses Manhattan Episode 9

on September 24, 2014 - 5:41pm

Maria and Marcos Gomez visiting the site of their homestead on Two-Mile Mesa. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives

LAHS News:

With only four episodes to go, there was another great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the ninth episode of WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. A special thanks to the members of the Los Alamos High School Class of ’64 who came to watch the show with us Sunday night. It was great to have you with us!