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RCLC Meeting Moved To Oct. 19 In Los Alamos

on September 18, 2018 - 5:25pm

RCLC News:

The September meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) has been canceled due to a change in the availability of the scheduled presenter.

All actions and presentations are moved to the next regular meeting scheduled for Oct. 19 in Los Alamos. 

LANL Scientist Jonathan Dowell Discusses Lighthouse Directional Radiation Detector During Science On Tap

on September 18, 2018 - 7:15am

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Jonathan Dowell presented the talk, ‘Simple sophistication: Detecting radiation one beam at a time’ Monday evening at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. Like its namesake, the lighthouse directional radiation detector is all about maintaining a safe distance from harm. Whether the goal is confirming absence of radioactive materials or tracking them, the latest engineering innovation by Dowell and his colleagues brings a radiation-detection tool with immense potential to keep workers and the public safe.

ProjectY Cowork Hosts Networking Social For LANL Students And Postdocs 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27

on September 15, 2018 - 6:53am
Scene from gathering at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from gathering at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork Los Alamos will host a Postdoc/Company Networking Social 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in its space at 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.
 
In collaboration with LANL, this Networking Social will give LANL postdocs and students a chance to connect with local and regional employers.

LANL: Lectures Explore Impact Of Particle Accelerators

on September 14, 2018 - 2:54am
Bruce Carlsten
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Bruce Carlsten will explore the ways particle accelerators can improve our lives in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning Sept. 17 in Albuquerque.
 
“Particle accelerators have a range of applications, from fighting cancer to processing food and enabling key scientific discoveries,” said Carlsten, a researcher at the Laboratory’s Engineering Sciences Directorate.
 
“Simple accelerators can be as small as dental X-ray tools while large ones like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can stretch over miles

Los Alamos Historical Society Intern Studies Cold War

on September 13, 2018 - 9:23am

Los Alamos High School graduate Kallie Funk’s summer job as an intern for the Los Alamos Historical Society gave her the opportunity to research Cold War history in the society’s archives, a topic that is a good fit with her college major, political science. Courtesy photo

By KALLIE FUNK
Los Alamos Historical Society Intern

I was born and raised in Los Alamos. My mom was as well, so I have always thought I knew everything there was to know about Los Alamos and its history.

However, after I accepted a research internship at the Los Alamos Historical Society earlier this year, I quickly

RCLC Discusses New Leadership And Mission

on September 12, 2018 - 8:16am

From the Office of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:

When it comes to advocating for northern New Mexico, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is key. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is the linchpin of the region’s economy, and the RCLC’s mission is to bring area communities together and to provide leverage to demand answers from the Department of Energy (DOE) as well as LANL regarding questions of funding and environmental cleanup.

Additionally, the RCLC’s leverage has continued to be a powerful voice in leading LANL to reinvest in local communities.

“For

Udall, Heinrich Secure Provision Prohibiting Nuclear Safety Board Staff Cuts And Reorganization

on September 11, 2018 - 5:37pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that they have secured two provisions in the final FY 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill to protect the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) and its important safety mission.

One Udall-Heinrich provision prohibits the use of any appropriated funds to carry out the DNFSB’s proposed reorganization, which included a significant reduction in the board’s staff, unless such a proposal is later specifically authorized by law.

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