Come, join the numerous events in Los Alamos this year that will recognize 70 years of innovative spirit and dedication to national security.
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70 images for 70 years: Take a visual tour of Los Alamos, with 70 years of historical photos—from Albert Einstein in pre-Lab days through Director Charlie McMillan leading the Lab today.
Video Gallery: Videos reveal insight to LANL's proud history and heritage of 70 years of science and innovation. New videos each month will share the stories of the people and technologies of Los Alamos.
Los Alamos has a proud history and heritage of almost 70 years of science and innovation.
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Computing, 1952 - Processing data on MANIAC-I was a tedious, manual process; yet it revolutionized the ability to make complex calculations for critical scientific research and set the stage for the supercomputers Los Alamos designs, builds, and maintains today. While MANIAC filled a room, the vast floor of the current supercomputing room at LANL is 43,500 square feet, almost an acre in size.
The people at the Laboratory work on advanced technologies to provide the best scientific and engineering solutions to the nation's most crucial security challenges.
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Computing, 2013: The most important assets in the Lab’s supercomputing environment are still the people—designing, building, programming, and maintaining the computers that have become such a critical part of national security science. Using supercomputers, scientists can interact with simulations of everything from nuclear detonations to protein synthesis or the birth of galaxies.