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Los Alamos History Museum Presents Nobel Heroes Portraits By Peter Badge Jan. 12 To April 27

on January 8, 2018 - 2:50pm

David J. Thouless received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016 for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. c: Peter Badge/Typos1 in cop. with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - all rights reserved 2018

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 - 2012), received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her work on nerve growth factor. c: Peter Badge/Typos1 in cop. with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - all rights reserved 2018

Los Alamos History Museum News:

The Los Alamos History Museum is presenting Nobel Heroes Portraits by Peter

National American Legion Cmdr. Denise Rohan Visits Los Alamos

on January 7, 2018 - 2:24pm
American Legion National Cmdr. Denise Rohan and her husband Mike Rohan, New Mexico American Legion Cmdr. Evone Harrison and various department representatives visited Los Alamos Friday as part of the national commander’s tour of the United States. Cmdr. Rohan and Cmdr. Harrison are the first women ever elected to their respective positions in the American Legion. During her visit to Los Alamos, Cmdr. Rohan and her contingent toured areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is only the second national commander to do so.

Venture Acceleration Fund Discussion Jan. 17

on January 7, 2018 - 6:41am
RDC News:
Join representatives from the Regional Development Corporation and the Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, for a discussion and information session on the Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF).

VAF is a non-dilutive funding source for early stage technology and manufacturing startup companies in northern New Mexico who are on track to add jobs, grow revenues, or attract follow-on investment. The fund is known as some of the best money available in the region.

Science And Technology Highlights At LANL In 2017

on January 5, 2018 - 6:53am
Los Alamos National Laboratory put its Big Science capabilities to wide, productive use in 2017. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

With a top-story list populated by breakthroughs in supercomputing, accelerator science, space missions, materials science, life science, and more, Los Alamos National Laboratory put its Big Science capabilities to wide, productive use in 2017.

“No discipline left untouched—that’s the story from Los Alamos in 2017,” said Alan Bishop, Principal Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering at Los Alamos.

Recent Contamination Events At LANL Did Not Result In Radiological Uptake

on January 4, 2018 - 8:49am
Los Alamos Daily Post

A spokesperson for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said Wednesday that contamination events at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility noted in recent weekly reports filed by Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) staff were reported as part of a Radiation Protection Observation Process employed at LANL.

“None of the identified contamination events rose to a level requiring Occurrence Reporting.

LAFD Responds To Light Fixture Incident At TA-55

on January 4, 2018 - 7:21am

Staff Report

The National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) has confirmed reports that the Los Alamos Fire Department responded to a minor incident involving a light fixture at a Los Alamos National Laboratory support building at TA-55.

“At about 10 a.m. Nov. 30, 2017, a light fixture in the PF-314 building – a non-nuclear, non-radiological support warehouse – failed,” an NNSA spokesperson said.  “An employee responded by pulling a fire alarm and turning off the light switch.”

LAFD responded and found a small carbon mark on the light fixture but no other indications of a fire in the

LANL: Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers Up Double Pane Solar Windows

on January 3, 2018 - 7:00am

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation. It’s all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two different layers of low-cost quantum dots tuned to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum. The approach complements existing photovoltaic technology by adding high-efficiency sunlight collectors to existing solar panels or integrating them as semitransparent windows into a building’s architecture. Courtesy/LANL

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  • Engineered quantum dots