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DOE Releases RFI/Sources Sought For EM ICP

on November 19, 2018 - 6:06am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought for the Environmental Management (EM) Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) - Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) Closure and Other Mission Objectives acquisition at the DOE Idaho National Lab (INL) Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Site in southeast Idaho.
The EM ICP mission objectives is currently being performed by Fluor Idaho, LLC and expires May 31, 2021.
The RFI/Sources Sought is seeking to solicit input via capability statements from interested parties with

Floodplain Assessment For TA-72 Outdoor Live Fire Range Upgrades And Channel Stabilization Projects At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on November 17, 2018 - 9:45am
NNSA News:
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing new construction activities in lower Sandia Canyon at Technical Area (TA)-72 at the Outdoor Live Fire Range facility within Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico.
This proposed action would include the construction and use of a new warehouse, new sanitary holding tank, range upgrades, a new dual-purpose shooting range with access roads, and streambed channel corrective actions within the 100-year floodplain.

WIPP Shares Details On Underground Rock Fall

on November 16, 2018 - 7:41am
WIPP News:
A rock fall in Room 6, Panel 7, of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) underground has apparently occurred, according to worker observations.
The fall is believed to have occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday, when underground personnel heard a loud thud while performing inspections in Panel 7. Room 6 has been prohibited to routine personnel access for over two years due to unsafe ground conditions. The room does not contain transuranic waste.
Employees exited the area, and all underground work was stopped.

LANL Profile: Physicist Donald Sandoval Is A Master Of The Loom

on November 15, 2018 - 8:22am
Donald Sandoval is a fifth generation weaver. Courtesy/LANL

Donald Sandoval works in the laboratory’s Primary Physics Group. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Donald Sandoval, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Primary Physics group, stands before a loom made by his father and weaves a tapestry. The weaving process itself is not too complicated but does take time, so Sandoval’s mind tends to wander. His thoughts often venture to his day job as a mechanical engineer supporting the Lab’s national security mission.

JRO Memorial Lecturer Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz On ‘A Random Walk Through Physics To The Nobel Prize’

on November 10, 2018 - 10:52am
Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz holds the medallion he received from the Oppenheimer Committee. Photo by Chris Hazard
This year’s J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lecturer was Dr. J. Michael Kosterlitz, Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics at Brown University and a 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The lecture was held Monday, Oct. 28 at Crossroads Bible Church.
The title of Dr. Kosterlitz’s lecture was “A Random Walk Through Physics to the Nobel Prize.” Dr. Alison Pugmire, Chair of the Oppenheimer Committee, opened the event and presented Dr.

LAHS Project Y Team Host Women In STEM Night

on November 9, 2018 - 10:37am

Dr. Mandie Gehring speaks to LAHS students Thursday about ‘Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM’ at the Project Y STEM Center. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team, Project Y, hosted a talk Thursday by Dr. Mandie Gehring at the Project Y STEM Center on “Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM” to LAHS students.

Dr. Gehring discussed her career in nuclear physics, why it is fun to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the challenges she faced to obtain her PhD, and generally shared her passion about physics with the high school students.

The talk was

LANL Launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium; DDN Joins Ultra-Scale Computing Quest

on November 8, 2018 - 9:49am

Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures and systems. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:


Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures, systems and environments that can achieve higher efficiencies in extreme-scale mission-centric computing.


“We are excited about EMC3 and seek partnerships with high performance computing (HPC) technology providers and consumers that are