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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

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.


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

on September 11, 2018 - 5:37pm


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.

BSMA Presents Night With A Nerd Sept. 13

on September 7, 2018 - 9:20am

County P&Z Commission Meets Sept. 12

on September 7, 2018 - 8:05am
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at the County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
On the agenda is a public hearing for a Summary Plat and a discussion with Dan Pava, a project manager on the Land Conveyance and Transfer Project with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The meeting is open to the public.

History On Tap: Doctor Atomic Community Discussion

on September 1, 2018 - 2:32pm

Scene from Dr. Atomic. Photo by Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Join the Los Alamos History Museum for History on Tap Wednesday, Sept. 5, for a conversation about John Adams’ opera Doctor Atomic and this summer’s Santa Fe Opera production directed by librettist Peter Sellars.

History on Tap begins at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

Doctor Atomic dramatizes the events of the Manhattan Project leading up to the Trinity Test. It was first performed in 2005, and this season the Santa Fe Opera brought it to New Mexico for the first time.