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LANSCE operates under the leadership of experts in the scientific community. Their direction is the driving force behind LANSCE's recognition and success as a National User Facility.
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Gus Sinnis

LANSCE User Facility Director

Gus SinnisDr. Gus Sinnis is Director of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) and Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Experimental Physical Sciences at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANSCE is a premier accelerator-based user facility for research underpinning Laboratory missions in national security, energy security, and fundamental science, with over 1100 user visits annually. Dr. Sinnis has overall operational responsibility for LANSCE and oversees the basic, applied, and national security research performed at the 5 target stations that comprise LANSCE, including neutron scattering research at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, nuclear science and technology at the WNR facility, national security research at the proton radiography facility, fundamental research at the Ultra-Cold Neutron Facility, and the production of medical radionuclides at the IPF.

Dr. Sinnis received his B.S. in Physics with honors from the University of Michigan in 1982. In 1990, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Hawaii and joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s research staff. Dr. Sinnis’ research is in particle astrophysics, studying the origin of the highest energy particles in the universe. Dr. Sinnis has published over 70 articles and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, awarded “For the development and use of ground-based telescopes to study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays from a variety of astrophysical sources.”

Past Leadership

Kurt Schoenberg

Kurt Schoenberg
LANSCE User Facility Director
2006-2015

Paul Lisowski

Paul Lisowski
LANSCE User Facility Director
2001-2006

Roger Pynn

Roger Pynn
LANSCE Division Leader
1997-2001

John C. Browne

John C. Browne
LANSCE Division Leader
1993-1997

Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes
LAMPF Director and Division Leader
1991-1993

Ed Knapp

Ed Knapp
LAMPF Director and Division Leader
1990-1991

Don Hagerman

Don Hagerman
LAMPF Division Leader
1985-1990

Gerald Garvey

Gerald Garvey
LAMPF Director
1985-1990

Louis Rosen

Louis Rosen
LAMPF Founder and Director
1966-1985