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Released: 24-Jan-2023 4:25 PM EST
Department of Energy Issues Request for Information and Launches New Website for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Management and Operating Contract Competition
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the competition for the management and operating (M&O) contract for the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory (FNAL).

Released: 20-Jan-2023 7:20 PM EST
Citizen Science: From the cosmos to the classroom
Springer

Citizen science projects offer the general public, or segments of that public such as school students, an opportunity to take part in scientific research.

Newswise: The Latest From The American Astronomical Society Meeting And Other Space News
9-Jan-2023 4:20 PM EST
The Latest From The American Astronomical Society Meeting And Other Space News
Newswise

Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Space and Astronomy channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Released: 9-Jan-2023 1:25 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $56 Million for Traineeships Supporting Historically Underrepresented Groups and Institutions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $56 million to provide research opportunities to historically underrepresented groups and institutions in STEM. The funding, through the DOE Office of Science’s Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) initiative, will support internships, mentorship, and training programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and other research institutions. These investments will diversify American leadership in the physical, biological, and computational sciences to ensure America’s best and brightest students have pathways to STEM fields.

Newswise: Playing all the angles: A high-contrast grating structure for direction-tunable lasing
Released: 3-Jan-2023 6:20 PM EST
Playing all the angles: A high-contrast grating structure for direction-tunable lasing
SPIE

Lasers find applications across several fields ranging from telecommunications and remote sensing to medicine.

Newswise: Celeritas code will accelerate high energy physics simulations with supercomputers
Released: 13-Dec-2022 10:40 AM EST
Celeritas code will accelerate high energy physics simulations with supercomputers
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are leading a new project to ensure that the fastest supercomputers can keep up with big data from high energy physics research.

Released: 12-Dec-2022 3:10 PM EST
Argonne researchers awarded joint projects in advanced computing
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists were awarded Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing projects in nuclear and high energy physics, and Earth system model development. They will partner with DOE national labs to connect experts and high performance computers.

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Released: 7-Dec-2022 2:40 PM EST
Brookhaven's Veljko Radeka Recognized by International Committee for Future Accelerators
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Veljko Radeka, a senior scientist in the Instrumentation Division at the U. S. Department of Energy' (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has had a long, distinguished scientific career touching several areas of research and inspiring colleagues, collaborators, and students along the way. The International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) recently recognized the contributions Radeka has made in the field of instrumentation, as well as his role as a leader, with the 2022 ICFA Instrumentation Award.

Newswise: Aurora and the upgraded Advanced Photon Source to power discovery at Argonne
Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:20 PM EST
Aurora and the upgraded Advanced Photon Source to power discovery at Argonne
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne is creating a supermerger between its new Aurora supercomputer and upgraded Advanced Photon Source. The combined data collection and computing power will enable ultrafast data analysis, advance discovery time and unlock new science.

Released: 7-Dec-2022 1:15 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $11.24 Million for Research on Nuclear Theory Topical Collaborations
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $11.24 million for five topical theory collaborations in nuclear physics (NP). These projects bring together leading nuclear theorists to collaboratively focus on solving challenging problems central to advancing knowledge in nuclear physics.

Released: 29-Nov-2022 1:45 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $4.3 Million for Research on Artificial Intelligence in High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $4.3 million in funding for 16 projects in artificial intelligence (AI) research for high energy physics (HEP). These awards support the DOE Office of Science initiative in artificial intelligence research to use AI techniques to deliver scientific discoveries that would not otherwise be possible, and to broaden participation in high energy physics research.

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Released: 23-Nov-2022 9:35 AM EST
Brookhaven Early Career Professionals Connect with Nobel Laureates in Kyoto, Japan
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Three early-career professionals at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had the opportunity to connect with Nobel laureates, discuss pressing global issues, and explore historic Kyoto, Japan at the 19th annual meeting of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum.

Released: 16-Nov-2022 1:55 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces Early Career Research Program for FY 2023
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting applications for the 2023 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions, DOE national laboratories, and Office of Science user facilities.

Newswise: Reducing Redundancy to Accelerate Complicated Computations
Released: 15-Nov-2022 2:30 PM EST
Reducing Redundancy to Accelerate Complicated Computations
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Computers help physicists solve complicated calculations. But some of these calculations are so complex, a regular computer is not enough. In fact, some advanced calculations tax even the largest supercomputers. Now, scientists at Jefferson Lab and William & Mary have developed MemHC, a new tool that uses memory optimization methods to allow GPU-based computers to calculate the structures of neutrons and protons ten times faster.

Released: 10-Nov-2022 1:20 PM EST
Department of Energy Announces $10 Million for Traineeships in Computational High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million in funding for three projects providing classroom training and research opportunities in computational high energy physics to train the next generation of computational scientists and engineers needed to deliver scientific discoveries.

Newswise: Delgado-Aparicio Appointed to National Fusion Advisory Committee
Released: 7-Nov-2022 1:00 PM EST
Delgado-Aparicio Appointed to National Fusion Advisory Committee
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

He has been named a member of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee, which advises the director of the United States Office of Science on complex scientific and technical matters related to America’s fusion energy sciences research program.

Newswise: How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Proton? You Smash It to Smithereens, Then Build It Back Together with Machine Learning
Released: 25-Oct-2022 3:20 PM EDT
How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Proton? You Smash It to Smithereens, Then Build It Back Together with Machine Learning
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab scientists have developed new machine learning algorithms to accelerate the analysis of data collected decades ago by HERA, the world’s most powerful electron-proton collider that ran at the DESY national research center in Germany from 1992 to 2007.

Newswise: Lithium Extraction and Geothermal Energy, a Dynamic Duo
Released: 20-Oct-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Lithium Extraction and Geothermal Energy, a Dynamic Duo
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Research shows that coupling geothermal power plants with lithium extraction from geothermal brine would make geothermal energy more economically viable, providing renewable energy and valuable raw materials.

Released: 13-Oct-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Former Ohio State postdoc named MacArthur Fellow
Ohio State University

Steven Prohira, a physicist and a former postdoctoral researcher at The Ohio State University, has been named a recipient of the 2022 MacArthur Fellowship, a prize often called the “genius grant.”

Newswise: Opening the eye of the storm
Released: 7-Oct-2022 5:20 PM EDT
Opening the eye of the storm
University of Tokyo

For the first time, high-energy muon particles created in the atmosphere have allowed researchers to explore the structures of storms in a way that traditional visualization techniques, such as satellite imaging, cannot.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 2:15 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $6.4 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research in High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $6.4 million in funding for three initial Department of Energy national lab-led team projects in artificial intelligence research for high energy physics. These awards support the DOE Office of Science (SC) initiative in artificial intelligence research to use AI techniques to deliver scientific discoveries that would not otherwise be possible and to broaden participation in high energy physics research.

Newswise: A new high-temperature plasma operating mode for fusion energy discovered at the Korean Artificial Sun, KSTAR
Released: 5-Oct-2022 8:55 AM EDT
A new high-temperature plasma operating mode for fusion energy discovered at the Korean Artificial Sun, KSTAR
National Research Council of Science and Technology

KFE and SNU research team announced that they have discovered a new plasma operating mode that can improve plasma performance for fusion energy based on an analysis of plasma operations with ultra-high temperatures over 100 million degrees (Celsius) at the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR).

Released: 4-Oct-2022 2:50 PM EDT
DOE Announces $400 Million in Research Funding to Advance Scientific Frontiers
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced an up to $400 million funding opportunity for basic research in support of DOE’s clean energy, economic, and national security goals. The funding will advance the priorities of DOE’s Office of Science and its major programs, including Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Isotope R&D and Production, and Accelerator R&D and Production. This funding opportunity will help achieve the Biden Administration’s plan to employ science and innovation to tackle our greatest challenges.

Released: 21-Sep-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Research on High Energy Physics through Advanced Computing
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $30 million in funding for five projects in computation and simulation techniques and tools to understand the universe via collaborations that enable effective use of DOE high-performance computers. The Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in high energy physics brings together applied mathematicians and computer scientists with physicists to deliver scientific discoveries that would not be possible without advanced high-performance computers (HPCs).

Newswise: Brookhaven's Brandenburg Named 2022 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist
Released: 21-Sep-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Brookhaven's Brandenburg Named 2022 Blavatnik Regional Awards Finalist
Brookhaven National Laboratory

James (Daniel) Brandenburg, a Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow uncovering clues about the makeup of visible matter at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named a 2022 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists finalist. The annual awards announced by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) honor postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Released: 13-Sep-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Where do high-energy particles that endanger satellites, astronauts and airplanes come from?
Columbia University

For decades, scientists have been trying to solve a vexing problem about the weather in outer space: At unpredictable times, high-energy particles bombard the earth and objects outside the earth’s atmosphere with radiation that can endanger the lives of astronauts and destroy satellites’ electronic equipment.

Newswise: FSU professor will investigate superconductors with National Science Foundation grant
Released: 1-Sep-2022 1:50 PM EDT
FSU professor will investigate superconductors with National Science Foundation grant
Florida State University

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor Theo Siegrist will research materials that could improve the performance of superconductors thanks to a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation.

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Released: 18-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Particle Physicists Lay Out Future Goals at 'Snowmass' Meeting
Brookhaven National Laboratory

With a picturesque backdrop of Mt. Rainier, particle physicists from across the United States gathered in Seattle (with more tuning in virtually) to assess the most important science opportunities in their field over the next decade. The Particle Physics Community Planning Exercise was held July 17-26, 2022, at the University of Washington.

Released: 17-Aug-2022 1:45 PM EDT
DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Solicitation 2 cycle. Applications are due 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $8.3 Million for Research on High Energy Density Plasmas
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) and DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced $8.3 million for 20 research projects in High-Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas (HEDLP).

Newswise: Catching a Glimpse of the Reactive Intermediates in Water in a Trillionth of a Second
Released: 2-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Catching a Glimpse of the Reactive Intermediates in Water in a Trillionth of a Second
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The proton-transfer and ionization process in water leads to the formation of a hydroxyl-hydronium complex, a type of hydroxyl radical. The formation process causes ultrafast structural changes and the redistribution of energy among neighboring water molecules. Thanks to recent developments in liquid phase ultrafast electron diffraction techniques, scientists can capture these processes in real time.

Newswise: Smaller, stronger magnets could improve devices that harness the fusion power of the sun and stars
Released: 25-Jul-2022 3:10 PM EDT
Smaller, stronger magnets could improve devices that harness the fusion power of the sun and stars
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL researchers have found a way to build powerful magnets smaller than before, aiding the design and construction of machines that could help the world harness the power of the sun to create electricity without producing greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Released: 13-Jul-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $78 Million for Research in High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $78 million in funding for 58 research projects that will spur new discoveries in high energy physics. The projects—housed at 44 colleges and universities across 22 states—are exploring the fundamental science about the universe that also underlies technological advancements in medicine, computing, energy technologies, manufacturing, national security, and more.

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Released: 12-Jul-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Statistics Unlock Secrets of Particles, Pandemics, and More
Brookhaven National Laboratory

What do physicists exploring the fundamental particles that make up our universe and doctors tracking COVID-19 cases have in common? Statistics! Both sift through enormous amounts of data looking for patterns. Now members of this not-so-unlikely partnership are spreading the word about the power of statistics to math and science teachers and students.

Newswise: Berkeley Lab Researchers Record Successful Startup of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Detector at Sanford Underground Research Facility
7-Jul-2022 1:00 PM EDT
Berkeley Lab Researchers Record Successful Startup of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Detector at Sanford Underground Research Facility
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Deep below the Black Hills of South Dakota in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), an innovative and uniquely sensitive dark matter detector - the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) - has passed a check-out phase of startup operations and delivered first results.

Newswise: The Futuristic South Pole Telescope Looks Far Back in Time
Released: 5-Jul-2022 9:50 AM EDT
The Futuristic South Pole Telescope Looks Far Back in Time
Argonne National Laboratory

Designed to detect the oldest light in the universe, the South Pole Telescope is helping researchers at Argonne and around the world to learn about the beginnings of the universe.

Released: 8-Jun-2022 12:25 PM EDT
Department of Energy names Argonne researchers to receive Early Career Research Program Awards
Argonne National Laboratory

The Early Career Research Program Awards are a prestigious funding opportunity for early career researchers. Only 83 researchers have received funding of hundreds of applications, and only 27 of those are national laboratory researchers. Four scientists from Argonne have received funding.

Released: 7-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $110 Million for Groundbreaking Research by 83 Early Career Scientists
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of 83 early career scientists from across the country to receive $110 million in funding for research covering a wide range of topics, from holography to particle accelerators. This year’s awardees represent 47 universities and 13 National Labs in 29 states. These awards are a part of the DOE’s long-standing efforts to develop the next generation of STEM leaders who will solidify America’s role as the driver of science and innovation around the world.

Released: 1-Jun-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $1.89 Million for U.S.-Japan Cooperative Research in High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $1.89 million for 14 collaborative research projects in high energy physics that extend a robust history of collaboration with Japanese investigators.

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Released: 24-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Quark Matter 2022: New Results from RHIC and LHC—Plus Plans for the Future
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Theoretical and experimental physicists from around the world gathered last month at Quark Matter 2022 to discuss new developments in high energy heavy ion physics.

Released: 28-Apr-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $10 Million for DOE Traineeship in Computational High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million in funding for traineeships in computational high energy physics. This funding will support graduate student research that trains the next generation of computational scientists and engineers needed to deliver scientific discoveries.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 1:35 PM EDT
Researchers use muonic x-rays to find elemental makeup of samples without damaging them
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

By combining technologies originally designed for high-energy particle accelerators and astronomy observations, researchers can now for the first time analyze the elemental makeup of samples without damaging them, which could be useful for researchers working in other fields such as archaeology, reports a new study in Scientific Reports.

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Released: 20-Apr-2022 12:45 PM EDT
New Accelerator at Fermilab Approved for Construction Start
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The Department of Energy has formally approved the start of full construction for the PIP-II project, an upgrade to the Fermilab accelerator complex that includes a new linear accelerator. PIP-II is an essential enhancement that will power the world’s most intense high-energy neutrino beam. It is the first particle accelerator built in the United States with significant contributions from international partners.

Newswise: Karen Byrum named deputy project manager for Mu2e experiment
Released: 19-Apr-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Karen Byrum named deputy project manager for Mu2e experiment
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne physicist Karen Byrum has been named a deputy project manager for the Mu2e experiment, an expansion of her current role.

Newswise: 'Frustrated' nanomagnets order themselves through disorder
Released: 7-Apr-2022 4:45 PM EDT
'Frustrated' nanomagnets order themselves through disorder
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Extremely small arrays of magnets with strange and unusual properties can order themselves by increasing entropy, or the tendency of physical systems to disorder, a behavior that appears to contradict standard thermodynamics — but doesn’t.

Newswise: CDF Collaboration at Fermilab Announces Most Precise Ever Measurement of W Boson Mass to Be in Tension with the Standard Model
7-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT
CDF Collaboration at Fermilab Announces Most Precise Ever Measurement of W Boson Mass to Be in Tension with the Standard Model
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists of the Collider Detector at Fermilab collaboration have achieved the most precise measurement to date of the mass of the W boson, one of nature’s force-carrying particles. The measured value shows tension with the value expected based on the Standard Model of particle physics.

Newswise: New technology to power radiographic imaging for national security
Released: 29-Mar-2022 12:20 PM EDT
New technology to power radiographic imaging for national security
Los Alamos National Laboratory

In the cutting-edge science of national security, where a fast-evolving understanding of materials and physical processes is critical to applications, a middle-aged technology is at the center of the action.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 1:40 PM EDT
Department of Energy Announces $10 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research for High Energy Physics
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million in funding for projects in artificial intelligence (AI) research for High Energy Physics. This funding will support research that furthers our understanding of fundamental particles and their interactions by making use of artificial intelligence.


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