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Dateline : Los Alamos; July 1996: July 1996

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: Sequence Analysis : Contributions...

By: Walter B. Goad

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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Los Alamos Science No. 22, 1994: Toward Improved Prediction of Res...

By: John J. Buckles, Randy D. Hazlett, Shiyi Chen, Kenneth G. Eggert, Daryl W. Grunau, Wendy E. Soll

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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Los Alamos Science No. 26, 2000: A Single-Crystal Saga

By: Roger L. Moment

Description: Plutonium is arguably the strangest element in the periodic table and the most difficult to handle in the laboratory. While its nuclear fission properties were correctly predicted well before it was first produced at the Berkeley cyclotron, its chemical and condensed matter properties still defy understanding, largely due to the anomalous behavior of the 5f electrons. Nevertheless, it plays a prominent role in nuclear weapons and nuclear energy production. F...

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Los Alamos Science No. 6, Fall 1982: Order in Chaos: Review of the...

By: David Campell, Doyne Farmer, and Harvey Rose

Description: Hans Bethe's memo, republished here, was aimed at refuting the notion the J. Robert Oppenheimer had delayed the development of thermonuclear weapons. Other articles focus on topics in nonlinear science and bioscience

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Los Alamos Science No. 15, 1987: Stan Ulam : Esquisse

By: Fran├žoise Ulam

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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Los Alamos Science No. 22, 1994: A Fast Tree Code for Many-Body Pr...

By: Michael S. Warren, John K. Salmon

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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Los Alamos Science No. 6, Fall 1982: Reflections of the Polish Mas...

By: Mitchell Feigenbaum

Description: Hans Bethe's memo, republished here, was aimed at refuting the notion the J. Robert Oppenheimer had delayed the development of thermonuclear weapons. Other articles focus on topics in nonlinear science and bioscience

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Los Alamos Science No. 7, Winter/Spring 1983: Field Testing ; The...

By: Bob Campbell, Ben Diven, John Mcdonald, Bill Ogle, and Tom Scolman

Description: In 1983 many of the pioneers who helped develop the first fission and thermonuclear bombs were still at LANL and able to relay their first-hand experiences. This volume is filled with their stories and insights into the scientific and technological developments that grew from the nuclear weapons work.

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Los Alamos Science No. 27, 2002: Introduction to Quantum Error Cor...

By: Emanuel Knill, Raymond Laflamme, Alexei Ashikhmin, Howard N. Barnum, Lorenza Viola, Wojciech H. Zurek

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. 30, 2006: Back Cover

By: Necia Grant Cooper

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; August 1996: August 1996

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. 29, 2005: Entire Issue No.29

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. 26, 2000: Elasticity, Entropy, and the Phas...

By: Albert Migliori, Joseph P. Baiardo, Timothy W. Darling

Description: Plutonium is arguably the strangest element in the periodic table and the most difficult to handle in the laboratory. While its nuclear fission properties were correctly predicted well before it was first produced at the Berkeley cyclotron, its chemical and condensed matter properties still defy understanding, largely due to the anomalous behavior of the 5f electrons. Nevertheless, it plays a prominent role in nuclear weapons and nuclear energy production. F...

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Los Alamos Science No. 24, 1996: Cover and Table of Contents

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: Since the end of the Cold War, Russian and American nuclear weapons scientists have been collaborating on both peaceful science projects and the sensitive problem of nuclear materials control. This volume tells the story of that collaboration, tracing its roots to pulsed-power experiments in the 1960s and the joint Russian-American nuclear tests of 1988 to verify compliance with the Threshold Test Ban Treaty. An outgrowth of this scientific collaboration was...

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Los Alamos Science No. 23, 1995: The Cecil Kelley Criticality Acci...

By: Necia Grant Cooper

Description: Many people have a great fear of radiation with very little understanding about what it is and how its effects vary with dose. Research on the health effects of radiation has been a priority at Los Alamos from the Manhattan Project to the present. The first section of this volume introduces the average reader to radiation and its properties, radiation and its relationship to cancer, and the epidemiology of radiation exposure. The second section relates the e...

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Los Alamos Science No. 24, 1996: The New Independent States Indust...

By: Hugh Casey

Description: Since the end of the Cold War, Russian and American nuclear weapons scientists have been collaborating on both peaceful science projects and the sensitive problem of nuclear materials control. This volume tells the story of that collaboration, tracing its roots to pulsed-power experiments in the 1960s and the joint Russian-American nuclear tests of 1988 to verify compliance with the Threshold Test Ban Treaty. An outgrowth of this scientific collaboration was...

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Los Alamos Science No. 26, 2000: Plutonium and Health-How Great Is...

By: George L. Voelz

Description: Plutonium is arguably the strangest element in the periodic table and the most difficult to handle in the laboratory. While its nuclear fission properties were correctly predicted well before it was first produced at the Berkeley cyclotron, its chemical and condensed matter properties still defy understanding, largely due to the anomalous behavior of the 5f electrons. Nevertheless, it plays a prominent role in nuclear weapons and nuclear energy production. F...

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Los Alamos Science No. 20, 1992: Human Genome Project Glossary

By: Necia Grant Cooper

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. 30, 2006: Introduction to Materials and Bio...

By: Alan J. Hurd, Dale W. Schaefer

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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