Friday, February 25, 2005


From Anonymous:

The LANL rumor mill says the following is cancelled for the summer of 2005. 
Why? Because no one at LANL wants the responsibility for students under the
current regime. Last summer during the shutdown working with the students
was a big problem. Part of the problem this year is the development
of guidelines for students that require the mentor always to be with the
student. Another part of the problem is that students do dumb things, like
bringing cell phones into prohibited buildings. This is now a security
violation. Since there is no slack in the way LANL staff are treated when
someone makes a mistake, everyone fears making a mistake.

June 6 - August 12, 2005
Welcome to the Home Page of the Los Alamos Summer School in Physics

Applications are now being accepted for LASS 2005. Please use the electronic
application link below.

The Los Alamos Summer School in Physics is a joint venture between Los Alamos
National Laboratory (LANL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM). The program
runs for 10 weeks in the summer and features a combination of classes in many
areas of Physics as well as individual research projects with staff members at
LANL and faculty at UNM. Supercomputing applications in physics are emphasized
throughout the program.

In addition to housing and a stipend to cover expenses, students will receive
graduate or undergraduate credit from UNM for the Summer School.

Please use the following address for non-electronic correspondence:
Los Alamos Summer School
c/o University of New Mexico Department of Physics and Astronomy
800 Yale Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1156
Phone: (505) 277-2616

I would never encourage another student or postdoc to ever take a position at LANL at this point. As long as Nanos is around look elswhere for a position. Who knows what will
happen. There is no sense to it anymore.
I can't imagine anyone bringing a student here with Nanos remaining. I've had students each year for 10+ years and will not bring any more here until he is gone.
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