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Breakthrough Prize honors Los Alamos astrophysicists for work on first-ever black hole image

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 6, 2019— Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole. “The observations themselves were carried out by a large team of radio [...]

Breakthrough Prize honors Los Alamos astrophysicists for work on first-ever black hole image2019-09-20T14:08:22-07:00

Job-seekers get immediate offers at Los Alamos National Laboratory hiring event

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 3, 2019—Job-seekers received immediate job offers after taking part in interviews at a Los Alamos National Laboratory hiring event Aug. 28 aimed at recruiting technicians from across New Mexico for high-demand positions in the Laboratory’s weapons program. “These skilled technicians are crucial to our national security mission,” said Dave Eyler, associate [...]

Job-seekers get immediate offers at Los Alamos National Laboratory hiring event2019-09-20T14:08:24-07:00

Hazmat Challenge tests responders’ skills in simulated emergencies

‘Toughest scenarios yet’ plus an obstacle course help hazmat teams hone their abilities August 14, 2019 Ten hazardous materials response teams will test their skills at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazmat Challenge. The Challenge provides a unique training venue for hazmat responders where they are able to test and develop their technical response capabilities in [...]

Hazmat Challenge tests responders’ skills in simulated emergencies2019-08-14T14:09:34-07:00

$500K grant aims to boost small businesses in Northern New Mexico

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 14, 2019—Small businesses across Northern New Mexico will benefit this year from an injection of capital through loans and a tribal diversity fund under a $500,000 grant from Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Triad National Security, LLC to the Regional Development Corporation (RDC). “The Laboratory boosts the region’s economy through employment [...]

$500K grant aims to boost small businesses in Northern New Mexico2019-08-14T14:09:35-07:00

Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 31, 2019—Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a new quantum computing algorithm that offers a clearer understanding of the quantum-to-classical transition, which could help model systems on the cusp of quantum and classical worlds, such as biological proteins, and also resolve questions about how quantum mechanics applies to large-scale objects. [...]

Quantum computers to clarify the connection between the quantum and classical worlds2019-07-31T14:09:01-07:00

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 31, 2019—New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled a quake’s readiness to strike from days to weeks before the mainshock hit, a revelation that could advance earthquake forecasting. “We are progressing toward statistical forecasts, [...]

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes2019-07-31T14:09:00-07:00

Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 29, 2019—Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakes. “Previous machine-learning studies found that the acoustic signals detected from an earthquake fault can be [...]

Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals2019-07-29T14:08:41-07:00

Vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 22, 2019—New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. With the evocative name Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus, the predatory pest sucks out the contents of the algae cells (thus the vampire reference) and reduces a productive, thriving, green algae pond [...]

Vampire algae killer’s genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels2019-07-22T14:09:44-07:00

Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 18, 2019—Three teams who applied novel machine learning methods to successfully predict the timing of earthquakes from historic seismic data are splitting $50,000 in prize money from an open, online Kaggle competition hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory and its partners. “Crowdsourcing for new approaches in earthquake forecasting helps us leverage [...]

Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities2019-07-18T14:09:52-07:00

Los Alamos National Laboratory brings 24,169 jobs, $3.1 billion to New Mexico

This report underlines our role as a major employer, including the creation of good paying high-tech jobs, a strong contributor to the local economy, and a supporter of New Mexico businesses.- Thom Mason, director of Los Alamos LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 18, 2019—An independent economic impact analysis has found that Los Alamos National Laboratory is [...]

Los Alamos National Laboratory brings 24,169 jobs, $3.1 billion to New Mexico2019-07-18T14:09:51-07:00