Sandia’s Summer Institute

Technology and Policy Tools for Energy in an Uncertain World On August 8, Sandia launched a new cross-discipline week-long research program for top graduate students from the nation’s premier universities. At the Sandia Summer Institute (SSI), twenty-one enthusiastic graduate students met to collaborate in small teams, working side-by-side with leading scientists from Sandia to solve…

Government Officials Tour Sandia California

The On June 29, Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, visited Sandia to learn about current and emerging energy research at the site. Hosted by Vice President Rick Stulen, Newsom learned about Sandia’s advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, research into advanced engine design, cybersecurity work, and the site’s economic impact on the State of California.…

Scrambling molecules with light

Isotopic labeling of chemical compounds is one of the most powerful techniques for understanding how chemical reactions proceed. Adding an extra neutron to an atom’s nucleus [changing hydrogen (H) into deuterium (D) for example] doesn’t usually change chemistry, but the extra mass of the heavier isotope allows scientists to track the position of this atomic…