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Trevor Petach Receives 2016 Klein Award

Trevor Petach is the winner of the 2016 Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award - an annual prize recognizing outstanding research accomplishments by new investigators based on work performed at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Physicists Quench Their Thirst for Modeling Superfluids

A multi-institution team led by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor David Ceperley is using high-performance computing resources at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to compare experimental findings pertaining to a variety of novel materials.

Spiral Arms Embrace Young Star

Swirling around the young star Elias 2-27 is a stunning spiral-shape pinwheel of dust.

You Keep Using That Physics Word

Physics can often seem inconceivable. It's a field of strange concepts and special terms. And to make things even more complicated, physics has repurposed a number of familiar English words. Not to worry! Here is a handy list of words that acquire a new meaning when spoken by physicists.

Cosmology Safe as Universe Has No Sense of Direction

The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn't stretching in a preferred direction or spinning.

Scientists Visualise Quantum Behaviour of Hot Electrons for First Time

Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons.

Q&A: Postdocs Encourage Middle-schoolers to 'Embrace the Unknown'

Laura Schelhas, Beth Miller and Anna Wise are highly accomplished postdoctoral scholars at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. They conduct research under the supervision of Mike Toney, a distinguished staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Schelhas researches new material discovery and design for solar applications, Miller studies next-generation lithium sulfur batteries, and Wise is implementing a new imaging technique to acquire very high-resolution images of materials.

Creating Antimatter via Lasers?

Intriguing calculations from a research team at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAP RAS), and reported this week in Physics of Plasmas, explain the production and dynamics of electrons and positrons from ultrahigh-intensity laser-matter interactions. In other words: They've calculated how to create matter and antimatter via lasers.

Quantum Computing Advances with University of Tokyo Researchers' Control of Entanglement

Using laser light, a team of scientists in Japan have developed a precise, continuous control technology giving 60 times more success than previous efforts in sustaining the lifetime of "qubits," the unit that quantum computers encode. In particular, the researchers have shown that they can continue to create a quantum behavior known as the entangled state -- entangling more than one million different physical systems, a world record that was only limited in their investigation by data storage space.


Physicists Quench Their Thirst for Modeling Superfluids

A multi-institution team led by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor David Ceperley is using high-performance computing resources at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to compare experimental findings pertaining to a variety of novel materials.

Spiral Arms Embrace Young Star

Swirling around the young star Elias 2-27 is a stunning spiral-shape pinwheel of dust.

You Keep Using That Physics Word

Physics can often seem inconceivable. It's a field of strange concepts and special terms. And to make things even more complicated, physics has repurposed a number of familiar English words. Not to worry! Here is a handy list of words that acquire a new meaning when spoken by physicists.

Q&A: Postdocs Encourage Middle-schoolers to 'Embrace the Unknown'

Laura Schelhas, Beth Miller and Anna Wise are highly accomplished postdoctoral scholars at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. They conduct research under the supervision of Mike Toney, a distinguished staff scientist at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Schelhas researches new material discovery and design for solar applications, Miller studies next-generation lithium sulfur batteries, and Wise is implementing a new imaging technique to acquire very high-resolution images of materials.

Construction of World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Moves Forward

LUX-ZEPLIN, an ultrasensitive dark matter detector, has cleared a major approval milestone and is on track to begin its mile-deep hunt for theoretical particles known as WIMPs in 2020.

Live Webcast: What to Expect From the Coming Quantum Era

In a live webcast October 5, Michele Mosca will explore quantum technologies - those that already exist and those yet to come - and how they will affect our lives.

Intern Helped Get Robotic Arm on PPPL's PTOLEMY Experiment Up and Running

Intern Mark Thom, an engineering graduate student at Howard University, helped get a robotic arm on the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory operational during a summer internship at PPPL.

Ed Lofgren, Pioneering 'Rad Lab,' Berkeley Lab, and Manhattan Project Physicist, Dies at 102

Edward Joseph Lofgren, a pioneering Berkeley Lab physicist who was a close associate of E.O. Lawrence and worked on the Manhattan Project, died Sept. 6 at age 102.

Meet Rutgers' RADICAL Supercomputing Guru

Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man. Jha and his RADICAL (Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory) team operate at the crossroads of computing and science, and their work has benefited research in the molecular sciences, polar sciences and high-energy physics.

ARTMS(tm) Products Inc. Licenses Canadian Technology to Address the Global Medical Isotope Supply Challenge

A consortium of institutions led by TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science, is granting sole rights for its proprietary technetium-99m (Tc-99m) production technology to ARTMS(tm) Products, Inc (ARTMS). Technetium-99m is used in over 80% of all nuclear medicine imaging procedures and is vital to patient care in areas such as cardiology, oncology, and neurology.