Definition of Los Alamos from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Los Alamos

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a small US town in northern New Mexico. The first atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb were developed there at the US government's nuclear research centre established in 1943, and the town grew around the centre. The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is now operated by the University of California for the US Department of Energy, and its work in education and research includes a Neutron Science Center.