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2013 Spring Technical Meeting

The Rio Grande Chapter of the Health Physics Society is excited about our upcoming 2013 Spring Technical Meeting scheduled for April 15, 2013 and invites members of the Chapter, other interested professionals and students to participate. As an extra incentive, on April 14, 2013, there will be training sessions offering continuing education credit for those certified by the ABHP or the NRRPT. The following is the preliminary...

Joint RGCHPS/Trinity Section Meeting

“Radioisotope Heat Sources for Space Missions” Speaker: David L. Armstrong, Program Manager, Space Power Systems, LANL Abstract: Radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) have been used by the United States to provide electrical power for spacecraft since 1961. All of the RTGs that have been launched by the United States have used heat sources fueled with the Plutonium-238 isotope. Los Alamos National Laboratory is...

2012 RGC HPS President-Elect Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Pappadeaux Restaurant 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque Please join the Rio Grande Chapter of the Health Physics Society for our annual fall dinner featuring our guest speaker; National HPS President-Elect Darrell R. Fisher of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Social Hour: 6 pm (Cash Bar) Plated Dinner: 7 pm ($35.88 /person) Guest Speaker: 8 pm Menu Selections: _____COSTA RICAN TILIPIA...

Nuclear Museum Video

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate member. www.NuclearMuseum.org   [hana-flv-player...

2012 Health Physics Instrumentation Committee Meet...

The 2012 Health Physics Instrumentation Committee (HPIC) meeting will take place on the UNM-LA campus September 24, 25, and 26. The last time the HPIC met in New Mexico was in Santa Fe in 1997.  This HPIC meeting will be the largest of all. Check the HPIC website at  WWW.HPICORG.COM for more details. The Health Physics Instrumentation Committee (HPIC) is a voluntary group who have joined together to share information,...

How the Nuclear Bomb Gave Us the Computer

At the close of World War II, in Princeton, N.J.’s Institute for Advanced Study, an extension of the Manhattan project was busy building a bomb that would be a thousand times more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagaski, Japan. With a contract from the U.S. military and under the direction of J. Robert Oppenheimer, John von Neumann, a Hungarian American mathematician, and a team of mathematicians,...

2012 RGC HPS Spring Technical Meeting, Celebrating...

April 16 – 17, 2012  at the La Fonda Hotel 100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM  87501 The Rio Grande Chapter of the Health Physics Society is excited about our upcoming 2012 Spring Technical Meeting scheduled for April 16-17, 2012 and invites members of the Chapter, other interested professionals and students to participate. In addition to the conference, this year the Chapter will be sponsoring CHP review courses on...

History of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

JOINT DINNER MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT “History of the Nuclear Weapons Complex: Highlights” Speaker: Charles Loeber, DOE and SNL (retired). Abstract: The Nuclear Weapons Complex (NWC) is a nationwide group of government owned, contractor-operated laboratories, plants, and test sites that are managed by the National Nuclear Security Administration under the U.S. Department of Energy. The NWC is responsible for the design,...