Top 25 news stories for Los Alamos highlight science achievements

t’s a collection that reflects the significant depth and breadth of national laboratory science

December 18, 2018

The Laboratory’s supercomputers were able to perform the first atomistic simulations of the entire pump on a microsecond time scale.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Dec. 18, 2018—From space missions to disease forecasting, particle physics to artificial intelligence, the biggest science news items from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2018 have been gathered in one place: It’s a collection that reflects the significant depth and breadth of national laboratory science.

“The range of technical and scientific capabilities in these stories, as reported by media outlets across the world, reflects the many ways Los Alamos National Laboratory serves the nation,” said Laboratory Director Thom Mason.

“We are first and foremost a national security laboratory, but with so many additional strengths, from materials science to life science, physics, and beyond, it is no surprise that this selection of stories is so diverse. I'm proud of our employees at every level who made this science possible.”

To see the collected stories, see the Top News Media Coverage 2018 webpage.

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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.