Bill Jack Rodgers (Photography) and Johnnie Martin Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus this issue. Wraps. 24 pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Map. Cover has some wear and soiling. Mailing label on back cover. The Atom was published between 1964 and 1980. This issue has articles entitled How's the Weather?; Solar Design Workshop; A Place in History; Plateau Structures Studied; and Cosmos: Picking Up the Pieces. This issue also includes the following regular features: Short Subjects, Among Our Guests, Photo Short, and 10 Years Ago. From the 10 years ago section, in 1968 a new technical division at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory had been formed--called the Computer Science and Services Division. The purpose in establishing C-Division was to increase the long term efficiency and capability of LASL's computing facilities in support of all Laboratory programs. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos or LANL for short) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory initially organized during World War II for the design of nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project. It is located a short distance northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Los Alamos was selected as the top secret location for bomb design in late 1942, and officially commissioned the next year. At the time it was known as Project Y, one of a series of laboratories located across the United States given letter names to maintain their secrecy. Los Alamos was the center for design and overall coordination, while the other labs, today known as Oak Ridge and Hanford, concentrated on the production of uranium and plutonium bomb fuels. Los Alamos was the heart of the project, collecting together some of the world's most famous scientists, among them numerous Nobel Prize winners. The site was known variously as Project Y, Los Alamos Laboratory, and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory through this period. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Atomic, Los Alamos, Periodicals, LASL, LANL, Cosmos 954, Radioactive Debris, Computer Science, C-Division, Solar Design, Workshop, Plateau Structures, Einsteinium, Fermium, Archaeological Survey, Parjarito Plateau