Los Alamos National Laboratory launches 70th anniversary app for iPhone, iPads
- Steve Sandoval
- Communications Office
- (505) 665-9206
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 4, 2013—Los Alamos National Laboratory has launched its first app for iPhones and iPads as part of the Laboratory’s yearlong celebration of 70 years serving the nation. The free application is available from the Apple Store (search for Los Alamos National Lab).
The app enables users to learn more about the Laboratory’s national security mission, cutting edge research, unique history, top-flight scientists and the many other people who work at the Lab. It also provides easy access to news, feature stories, publications, social media and videos; an interactive timeline of 70 years of innovation and a look ahead to the future; and includes an educational feature showcasing the actinide series of the periodic table, as well as fun facts and links to the complete table. A version of the app for the Android platform is expected to be available soon.
“We’re excited to be a part of the 70th anniversary of Los Alamos’ service to the nation,” said Associate Director for Information Technology Carolyn Zerkle. “We hope employees and the public will download our app and use the new 70th anniversary website as a resource not only to learn about the Lab’s distinguished history, but to join us in celebrating 70 years of creating tomorrow.”
The new app is just one of numerous activities planned this year by the Laboratory to mark Los Alamos’ 70th anniversary. Activities under way include a public lecture series at the Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum and the 70th anniversary webpage, which includes a “Faces of Science” section, information on cutting-edge research, videos and historic photos and a pulldown menu of scheduled events open to employees and the public. The website will be updated as new 70th anniversary activities are announced.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.