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CNLS is a significant institutional resource to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since the CNLS serves as an interface between mission critical research at LANL and the outside research community, our visitor program and conference sponsorship program are activities of vital importance for the Center and the Laboratory. In addition to these programs, we have a few other services we provide to the LANL community in an effort to support our researchers.
The Visitor Program is one of the major institutional activities of the Center. There are nearly 200 people visiting CNLS every year. Virtually all CNLS visitors give one of more talks in the form of a seminar, colloquium, or as a distinguished lectureship. Even if the visit is for the purpose of collaboration, the visitor is expected to give one lecture on her or his research. Most visitors spend a few days at CNLS, however, occasionally there are long-term visitors who spend anywhere from a month to an entire year at the CNLS. In particular, the visitor program accomplishes the following:
Conference and Event Program
The sponsorship of conferences and events is another of the major institutional activities of the Center for Nonlinear Studies. CNLS provides sponsorship in the form of funding, preparatory administrative assistance, onsite administrative assistance, or a combination of two or three. CNLS usually sponsors approximately 10 conferences per year. Virtually all CNLS sponsored conferences take place in Los Alamos or Santa Fe to maximize the participation of LANL staff and the impact on LANL. CNLS encourages conferences which fall within the research areas focused on at CNLS. In particular, sponsorship of conferences accomplishes the following:
To request conference sponsorship through CNLS, please review our Conference Sponsorship program. You can contact Ellie Vigil (firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2818) with any questions.
CNLS has a large HP Plotter for poster printing. We do not mind providing this service free of charge, and we will print posters whenever possible. If we are not available, please keep in mind alternatives such as the poster printer in T-DO (Sharon Mikkelson, email@example.com) and in LANL's Print Shop (667-5124). The Print Shop will charge $200 for a poster with 3+ days notice and $400 for less notice. This is charged to your financial codes. In an emergency, posters can also be printed at FedEx Office in Santa Fe and the cost can be reimbursed through a Small Purchase Reimbursement.
As a reminder we do not have a dedicated person to print, and the software and printer are not user-friendly enough for individuals to print their own, so we can't guaranty that posters will always be able to be printed. Poster printing is entirely dependent on the availability of the CNLS staff. To increase the chance that your poster will be printed, please use the following guidelines:
Our Executive Administrator, Ellie Vigil, and our Center Administrator, Lysa Intrator are Notaries Public of the State of New Mexico. They are willing to perform Notarial Acts as their availability allows. Contact Ellie (7-2818) or Lysa (4-0189) to see if they are available.