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July 2017 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • In memoriam: David Holtkamp
  • From David's desk
  • Searching for dark photons with the SeaQuest spectrometer
  • Alex Zylstra wins Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Award
  • First test of an aerogel Cherenkov detector for characterizing the Cygnus x-ray source 
  • Innovative microfluidic platforms advance a flood of Lab’s research
  • Accurate prompt fission neutron spectrum measurements at LANSCE
  • Got news?
  • Heads UP!
  • Celebrating service

December 2016 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Paul Koehler: Applying nuclear physics expertise to a range of scientific challenges
  • From David's desk
  • Novel liquid helium technique to aid highly sensitive search for a neutron electrical dipole moment
  • Silverleaf: Prototype Red Sage experiments performed at Q-site
  • John L. Kline named 2016 APS Fellow
  • Physics students in the news
  • First Entropy Engine quantum random number generator hits the market
  • Heads UP!
  • Celebrating service

August 2016 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Recognizing a scientific workhorse
  • From David's desk
  • Accomplishments in the Trident Laser Facility
  • David Meyerhofer elected as chair-elect APS Nominating Committee
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads Up!
  • Walk with a manager
  • HAWC searches for gamma rays from dark matter
  • Proton Radiography Facility commissions electromagnetic magnifier
  • Cosmic ray muon computed tomography of spent nuclear fuel in dry storage casks

May 2016 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Los Alamos-developed technology is a hit at international cybersecurity conference
  • From David's desk
  • Los Alamos and Sandia collaborate on controlled measurements of plutonium at first-ever explored pressure, temperature, and density regimes
  • Subatomic physics researchers successfully polarize protons to be used in studying sea quark dynamics
  • SPIDER scales up to measure plutonium fission product yields
  • Experimental results from a laser-driven neutron source for MaRIE, research, and global security
  • Heads Up!
  • Celebrating service

March 2016 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Elena Guardincerri: Tracking muons to reduce nuclear threats and help preserve architectural treasures
  • From David's desk
  • Enhanced imaging for dynamic physics research at the Proton Radiography facility
  • Experimental platform to study heterogeneous mix in ICF implosions
  • Los Alamos collaborates at the world's largest and newest stellarator experiment
  • Los Alamos quantum cryptography featured in Scientific American
  • Turbulent Mixing Tunnel jet experiments provide new insights into buoyancy effects in mixing
  • Wurden named associate editor for Journal of Fusion Energy
  • Heads Up!
  • Celebrating service

January 2016 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • David Meyerhofer: Connecting people, raising awareness of capabilities, and not just 'business as usual'
  • From David's desk
  • Los Alamos aids in MicroBooNE's first neutrino sightings
  • New single-stage gas gun at Trident enables 10-nanometer-scale surface height variation measurements of dynamic friction
  • 63Ni (n,y) cross sections measured with DANCE
  • Plasma research shows promise for future compact accelerators
  • Los Alamos Northern New Mexico IEEE Section wins two excellence awards
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads UP! ADEPS Environmental Action Plan for FY16

November 2015 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Recognizing achievement: Physics Division staff awarded for distinguished performance
  • From David's desk
  • Mini-CAPTAIN snags first ionization track
  • Search for neutrinoless beta decay begins with MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR
  • Physics Division scientists among newest APS Fellows
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads UP!

August 2015 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Career destination: Los Alamos
  • David Meyerhofer named new Physics Division Leader
  • Recent LANSCE run cycle one of most prolific for NNSA research
  • Plasma Physics research among DOE projects to create new technology pathways for low-cost fusion energy development
  • Automatic alignment of multiple magnets into a Halbach cylinder
  • Kathy Prestridge expands APS diversity goals for women in physics
  • Physics Division bids fond farewell to Doug Fulton
  • Celebrating service
  • Heads UP!

May 2015 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • HAWC to study universe's most energetic phenomena
  • Successful LANSCE run cycle delivers stockpile stewardship, national security science
  • Physics staff in the news
  • Combined capabilities reveal how trees transport water 
  • Rapid heating of materials beyond 10,000 K
  • Los Alamos imaging system going live at Fukushima Daiichi
  • Determining how much energy is released during the fission of plutonium
  • Celebrating service
  • Fohtung named Los Alamos Neutron Science Center 2015 Rosen Scholar
  • Heads UP!

February 2015 (pdf)

In this issue:

  • P-27’s Group Office and User Office Administrative Team
  • From Scott’s desk
  • From Jeanette’s desk
  • Terry Taddeucci retires
  • Boshier, Espy named 2014 APS Fellows
  • Tainter garners best poster award
  • Celebrating service
  • Mosby receives LDRD Early Career Research grant to study nuclear reactions with rare isotope beams
  • Los Alamos prototype gamma-ray imaging microscope debuts at HIGS facility
  • Heads UP!

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