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Los Alamos Science No. 20, 1992: Technological Challenges in the G...

By: Bob Moyzis, David Cox, Maynard Olson, Nancy Wexler and David Galas

Description: The human genome, the DNA content in each of our cells, presents us with a vast frontier containing answers to many questions about how we evolved, how we are related to other living things, and how we differ from one another. The Human Genome Project is opening up that territory to our understanding. LANL scientists were instrumental in getting the DOE involved in this project and in this volume present an introduction to the tools of genetics and molecular...

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Los Alamos Science No. 27, 2002: Realizing a Noiseless Subsystem i...

By: Lorenza Viola, Evan M. Fortunato

Description: A single atom or photon can exist in a superposition of two different states, just as a sound wave can be composed of different frequencies. At LANL's Quantum Institute, the wave-particle duality of individual quanta is being exploited to develop new information technologies including quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and quantum entanglement and teleportation. Research at the Quantum Institute also encompasses studies of Bose Einstein condensates, st...

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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: Probing the Structure of Matter :...

By: Richard A. Reichelt

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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Los Alamos Science No. 16, 1988: Extinctions of Life

By: J. John Sepkoski Jr.

Description: In a conference sponsored by the Laboratory Fellows on the evolution and mysteries of intelligent life: George Wald, Nobel Laureate in physiology, spoke about the nature of consciousness; David Hubel, also a Nobel Laureate in physiology, discussed his work on the neural circuits responsible for the perception of form, movement, and color; paleontologist Jack Sepkoski talked of periodic extinctions on Earth and their role in the evolution of new life forms; a...

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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: Redefining the U.S. Nuclear Weapo...

By: John D. Immele, Philip D. Goldstone

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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Los Alamos Science No. 29, 2005: About the Cover 

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: Improving predictive capability is an implicit goal in the major missions of Los Alamos National Laboratory: simulating performance of weapons in the stockpile, quantifying uncertainties in those simulations, and developing strategies to mitigate global threats. Success in achieving this goal depends on closely coordinating theory, experiment, and computer simulation.

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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: Superconductivity : Physics, Elec...

By: James L. Smith

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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Los Alamos Science No. 11, Summer/Fall 1984: Particle Physics and ...

By: Stuart Ruby, Richard C. Slansky, Geoffrey B. West

Description: During the second half of the 20th century, the field of elementary particle physics brought a major new understanding of the world at the smallest scales. That knowledge, summarized in the so-called Standard Model of particle physics, has remained valid for over 25 years. This volume is a tutorial by members of LANL's Theoretical Division that explains to scientists outside of the field the most important ideas of the Standard Model. It also includes specul...

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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: Bombs Away?

By: Jack Howard

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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Los Alamos Science No. 21, 1993: AGEX II : The High-Energy-Density...

By: Stephen M. Younger

Description: In 1993, LANL's 50th anniversary, the Cold War was over, and the Laboratory was in the midst of changing its identity. This volume captures the mood of the times through a candid roundtable among LANL scientists and former Director Harold Agnew. Hans Bethe and Edward Teller offer separate visions of the Laboratory's future, and feature stories examine the new ""stewardship"" of the nuclear weapons stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing, the threat of nu...

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Los Alamos Science No. 11, Summer/Fall 1984: Scale and Dimension :...

By: Geoffrey B. West

Description: During the second half of the 20th century, the field of elementary particle physics brought a major new understanding of the world at the smallest scales. That knowledge, summarized in the so-called Standard Model of particle physics, has remained valid for over 25 years. This volume is a tutorial by members of LANL's Theoretical Division that explains to scientists outside of the field the most important ideas of the Standard Model. It also includes specul...

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Los Alamos Science No. 30, 2006: Plutonium under Pressure : Introd...

By: James L. Smith, George Chapline

Description: Stretching out along the mesa from west to east is the half-mile long linear accelerator, the heart of LANSCE. This high-intensity proton accelerator powers LANSCE's many experimental facilities including the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center and the Weapons Neutron Research (WNR) Facility. In the last five years, LANSCE's contributions to national security have become increasingly important, including proton radiography movies of dynamic events, nuclear data ...

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Dateline : Los Alamos; September 1995: September 1995

By: Meredith Coonley, Editor

Description: Dateline Los Alamos was a publication of the Public Affairs Office, intended to place timely information about advances in science and technology in the hands of those agencies and organizations that fund our programs.

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Los Alamos Science No. 15, 1987: Early Work in Numerical Hydrodyna...

By: Francis H. Harlow

Description: Stan Ulam, brilliant mathematician, participant in the Manhattan Project, and co-inventor of the hydrogen bomb, was one of those extraordinary men who solidified LANL's early reputation. Stan left a legacy in mathematics, physics, and biology, reflecting his immense intelligence and gift for abstraction. He was a catalyst for new programs at LANL and offered novel ideas even to fields he knew little about. In this volume, mathematicians and physicists who we...

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Dateline : Los Alamos; November 1999: November 1999

By: Meredith Coonley, Editor

Description: Dateline Los Alamos was a publication of the Public Affairs Office, intended to place timely information about advances in science and technology in the hands of those agencies and organizations that fund our programs.

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Los Alamos Science No. 28, 2003: The Los Alamos Center for Homelan...

By: Thomas W. Meyer, J. Wiley Davidson, I. Gary Resnick, Ray C. Gordon III, Brian W. Bush, Cetin Unal, Gaspar L. Toole, L. Jonathan Dowell, Sara C. Scott

Description: This 60th anniversary review of LANL features the Laboratory's three overarching thrusts: nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship--a decade-long effort to develop the scientific base to certify the US stockpile in the absence of nuclear testing; threat reduction--a historic mission that includes assuring nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, reducing the threat of biological and chemical attacks, and insuring homeland security; and finally, strategic investment...

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Los Alamos Science No. 19, 1990: Biology on the Scale of Neglected...

By: Jill Trewhella

Description: Neutrons have been used to probe the structure of materials since nuclear reactors became a good source of neutrons. In 1975, LANL became a leader in the field when it began the user program at LANSCE, an intense pulsed spallation neutron source, powered by an 800 MeV linear accelerator. The field of neutron scattering was still relatively young, and this volume sought to introduce the field to a wider audience. A primer explains the techniques and applicati...

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Los Alamos Science No. 22, 1994: Experimental Cosmology and the Pu...

By: Wojciech H. Zurek, Michael S. Warren

Description: LANL has been at the forefront of scientific computing since before the invention of electronic computers. For several decades it collaborated with industry on the development of large-scale computers and in the early 1990's helped initiate the shift to massively parallel computing. LANL also pioneered the development of powerful algorithms for computations and simulations in the physical sciences. Beginning with a tutorial explaining how computers work, thi...

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Dateline : Los Alamos; August 1995: August 1995

By: Meredith Coonley, Editor

Description: Dateline Los Alamos was a publication of the Public Affairs Office, intended to place timely information about advances in science and technology in the hands of those agencies and organizations that fund our programs.

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Los Alamos Science No. 11, Summer/Fall 1984: The March Toward High...

By: S. Peter Rosen

Description: During the second half of the 20th century, the field of elementary particle physics brought a major new understanding of the world at the smallest scales. That knowledge, summarized in the so-called Standard Model of particle physics, has remained valid for over 25 years. This volume is a tutorial by members of LANL's Theoretical Division that explains to scientists outside of the field the most important ideas of the Standard Model. It also includes specul...

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