Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • LANL physicist among Early Career honorees

    Physicist Eric D. Bauer of Los Alamos National Laboratory is among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers recently announced by the Obama Administration.
    This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are early in their independent research careers.

  • Feds seek protective order in Mascheroni case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to restrict lawyers from releasing sensitive information in the case of a former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist accused of trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon.

    A motion seeks to require prosecutors and defense lawyers to use materials strictly for litigation as both sides begin sharing evidence.

    U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales said his office filed the request because of the nature of the charges.

  • Gov.-Elect Martinez visits LANL

    Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez toured Los Alamos National Laboratory Friday morning with former Congresswoman Heather Wilson, who now heads the Martinez transition team, and LANL Director Michael Anastasio.

    Martinez said she wasn't privy to everything because she doesn't yet have a security clearance.

    Watch an exclusive video in the multimedia section at lamonitor.com.

    Read the full story in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • NNSA, Livermore lab decommissions ASC Purple

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has decommissioned Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program’s Purple, the first supercomputer capable of producing the reliable three-dimensional simulations of nuclear weapons performance critical to NNSA’s program to ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile without having to conduct testing.

  • LANL hires counterintelligence chief

    Daniel Lee Cloyd has been named as leader of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Office of Counterintelligence starting January 2011.  
    Cloyd has most recently served as assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters.
    Cloyd brings to Los Alamos 25 years of FBI experience in counterintelligence (including cyber counterintelligence), counterespionage, counterterrorism, counterproliferation, intelligence, and law enforcement.

  • Laboratory lauds leaders for innovation

    Jagdish Laul’s work will save an estimated $5 million per year in surveillance and maintenance costs at six nuclear and non-nuclear laboratory sites.

  • Last building demolished at LANL’s DP West site

    The last of 14 buildings at the historic DP West site at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 21 (TA-21) was demolished last Friday, completing a reduction of the lab’s footprint by more than 100,000 square feet.

    The demolition was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is part of $212 million in Recovery Act funds the Lab received for environmental remediation.

  • LANS awards $251M contract to SOC Los Alamos

    SOC LLC has been awarded a contract to continue providing protective force services at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. The contract is for three years with two one-year extensions and has a value of about $251 million.

  • Lab completes groundwater monitoring wells

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed installation of 16 new groundwater monitoring wells paid for by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
    Cost efficiencies are allowing LANL to drill two additional wells.
    They will join the lab’s existing network of dozens of wells monitoring water for possible contaminants at various depths underground. Results are posted weekly on RACER, an independently managed Internet database of LANL environmental data.

  • Nuke protesters face the judge

    The “LANL-8” protesters arrested last summer had their day in court Thursday.  
    “Seven of the eight members will stand trial in February,” member Marcus Page said. “The eighth person is in college so he took the plea bargain.”
    Their civil resistance in August led to the hearing in front of Magistrate Judge Pat Casados. The arrested protesters were part of a group of more than 100 activists who held a colorful demonstration in the streets of Los Alamos on the 65th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6.