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Department of Energy Announces $28.9 Million for Research to Develop Advanced Chemical Sciences Software

Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $28.9 million in funding for nine research projects to advance the development of sophisticated software for the chemical sciences. 

Projects funded in this announcement will develop new computational methods and open-source codes to take advantage of the DOE national laboratories’ rapidly advancing supercomputing capabilities, including emerging exascale systems capable of a billion-billion operations per second. These advanced computational tools and computing infrastructures will guide and accelerate innovation that addresses the nation’s science and technology priorities by enabling simulations of complex chemical systems and processes to be performed at scale with high-fidelity. 

“DOE’s national labs are using our world-leading supercomputing resources to solve the nation’s most pressing challenges,” said Harriet Kung, Deputy Director for Science Programs for the DOE Office of Science. “These investments will enable researchers to design chemical mechanisms for energy-efficient and carbon-neutral energy applications as well as to solve some of the nation’s other pressing problems in science and technology.”  

The award teams are led by universities and national laboratories. Projects were chosen by competitive peer review under a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement open to universities, national laboratories, and other research organizationsThe final details for each project award are subject to final negotiations between DOE and the awardees. 

Funding totals approximately $8.million in Fiscal Year 2021 dollars for projects of up to four years in duration, with outyear funding contingent on congressional appropriations. A list of projects can be found here. 

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The agreement, announced today, will make it easier for researchers to change their names and claim work from all stages of their careers. It specifically addresses the administrative and emotional difficulties some transgender researchers have experienced when requesting such name changes.

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The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy – without interrupting or disturbing the beams. The new system will help users throughout the sciences get the most out of high-power lasers.

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Released: 28-Jul-2021 1:45 PM EDT
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Released: 28-Jul-2021 10:55 AM EDT
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The agreement, announced today, will make it easier for researchers to change their names and claim work from all stages of their careers. It specifically addresses the administrative and emotional difficulties some transgender researchers have experienced when requesting such name changes.

Newswise: EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Research Awards
Released: 27-Jul-2021 4:35 PM EDT
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Newswise: Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers
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The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy – without interrupting or disturbing the beams. The new system will help users throughout the sciences get the most out of high-power lasers.

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