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    The American Nuclear Society designates the groundbreaking Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor a Nuclear Historic Landmark

    The American Nuclear Society designates the groundbreaking Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor a Nuclear Historic Landmark

    The record-setting PPPL tokamak that laid the foundation for future fusion power plants receives the distinguished landmark designation from the the American Nuclear Society.

    Brian O'Neill Named New Director for the Joint Global Change Research Institute

    Brian O'Neill Named New Director for the Joint Global Change Research Institute

    O'Neill to lead organization that advances scientific understanding of the ways in which human, energy and environmental systems interact, and has provided input to the White House, Congress, United Nations and other national and international governing and advising bodies.

    SLAC's Xijie Wang wins prestigious accelerator science award

    SLAC's Xijie Wang wins prestigious accelerator science award

    Xijie Wang, an accelerator physicist at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2021 Nuclear and Plasma Science Society's Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award. Bestowed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator science and technology.

    Argonne materials scientist Arturo Gutierrez named 2020 Luminary Honoree by HENAAC

    Argonne materials scientist Arturo Gutierrez named 2020 Luminary Honoree by HENAAC

    Argonne materials scientist Arturo Gutierrez has been recognized by HENAAC, the national organization that honors Hispanic scientists and engineers.

    DOE Funding Boosts Artificial Intelligence Research at Jefferson Lab

    DOE Funding Boosts Artificial Intelligence Research at Jefferson Lab

    Two physicists at DOE's Jefferson Lab have secured $2.16 million in funding for projects that harness the power of data analytics to make the work of studying the universe down to its smallest subatomic parts faster and more efficient.

    Argonne National Laboratory and AT&T extend climate resiliency project nationwide

    Argonne National Laboratory and AT&T extend climate resiliency project nationwide

    Argonne and AT&T have been working together to project risks from changing climate on America's Southeastern region. Today they've announced that they're extending their analysis to cover the entire contiguous U.S.

    Key Partners Mark Launch of Electron-Ion Collider Project

    Key Partners Mark Launch of Electron-Ion Collider Project

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary for Science Paul Dabbar, leaders from DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory (Brookhaven Lab) and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), and elected officials from New York State and Virginia today commemorated the start of the Electron-Ion Collider project.

    Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev elected to Academia Europaea

    Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev elected to Academia Europaea

    Widely recognized for his work in accelerator beam physics, Shiltsev is one of 361 individuals elected to Academia Europaea, which promotes a wider appreciation of the value of European scholarship and research.

    PPPL physicist Hutch Neilson receives award for decades of leadership on national and international fusion experiments

    PPPL physicist Hutch Neilson receives award for decades of leadership on national and international fusion experiments

    Hutch Neilson, a physicist at PPPL who is head of ITER Projects, has received the 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Merit Award for decades of achievements, including collaborations with fusion experiments around the world from the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator in Germany to the international ITER experiment in the south of France.

    Virtual internships for physics students present challenges, build community

    Virtual internships for physics students present challenges, build community

    Summer is usually the time when student interns flock to PPPL to learn about fusion and plasma physics at a national laboratory. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's students participated virtually from their homes around the country.

    Argonne cuts ribbon on expanded Materials Engineering Research Facility to enhance nation's future manufacturing competitiveness

    Argonne cuts ribbon on expanded Materials Engineering Research Facility to enhance nation's future manufacturing competitiveness

    Leaders from DOE and Argonne cut the ribbon on a new era of manufacturing -- science and technology that will accelerate commercialization of complex materials and chemicals critically important to U.S. competitiveness.

    DOE provides $21 million to advance diagnostics on the flagship fusion facility at PPPL

    DOE provides $21 million to advance diagnostics on the flagship fusion facility at PPPL

    New funding will upgrade key diagnostics on the National Spherical Tokamak Experiment-Upgrade, the flagship facility at PPPL.

    Lead Lab Selected for Next-Generation Cosmic Microwave Background Experiment

    Lead Lab Selected for Next-Generation Cosmic Microwave Background Experiment

    The largest collaborative undertaking yet to explore the relic light emitted by the infant universe has taken a step forward with the U.S. DOE's selection of Berkeley Lab to lead the partnership of national labs, universities, and other institutions that are joined in the effort to carry out the DOE roles and responsibilities.

    Jonathan Jarvis wins prestigious DOE award for development of next-generation particle beam cooling and control

    Jonathan Jarvis wins prestigious DOE award for development of next-generation particle beam cooling and control

    This award, totaling $2.5 million, will fund the development of a faster particle beam cooling method as well as the implementation of machine learning advancements to optimally control the system.

    Fermilab to lead $115 million National Quantum Information Science Research Center to build revolutionary quantum computer with Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames Laboratory, NASA, INFN and additional partners

    Fermilab to lead $115 million National Quantum Information Science Research Center to build revolutionary quantum computer with Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames Laboratory, NASA, INFN and additional partners

    Fermilab has been selected to lead one of five national centers to bring about transformational advances in quantum information science as a part of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative. The initiative provides the new Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center -- based at Fermilab and comprising 20 partner institutions -- $115 million over five years with the goal of building and deploying a beyond-state-of-the-art quantum computer based on superconducting technologies. The center will also develop new quantum sensors, which could lead to the discovery of the nature of dark matter and other elusive subatomic particles.

    SLAC and Stanford join Q-NEXT national quantum center

    SLAC and Stanford join Q-NEXT national quantum center

    Q-NEXT will bring together nearly 100 world-class researchers from three national laboratories, 10 universities and 10 leading U.S. technology companies with the single goal of developing the science and technology to control and distribute quantum information. These activities, along with a focus on rapid commercialization of new technologies, will support the emerging "quantum economy" and ensure that the U.S. remains at the forefront in this rapidly advancing field.

    New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science

    New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science

    The Berkeley Lab-led center will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world. It will also energize the nation's research community to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum R&D and accelerate the transfer of technologies from the lab to the marketplace.

    White House Office of Technology Policy, National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Announce Over $1 Billion in Awards for Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Information Science Research Institutes

    Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced over $1 billion in awards for the establishment of 12 new artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) research institutes nationwide.

    Auralee Edelen and Wai Ling Wu receive 2020 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

    Auralee Edelen and Wai Ling Wu receive 2020 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

    Their work uses machine learning to transform the way scientists tune particle accelerators for experiments and solve longstanding mysteries in astrophysics and cosmology.

    3 Awards Will Support Accelerator R&D for Medical Treatment, Miniaturization, and Machine Learning

    3 Awards Will Support Accelerator R&D for Medical Treatment, Miniaturization, and Machine Learning

    U.S. Department of Energy awards announced in July will advance Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) R&D to develop a more effective and compact particle-beam system for cancer treatment, improve particle-beam performance using artificial intelligence, and develop a high-power, rapid-fire laser system for both tabletop and large-scale applications.

    Egemen Kolemen wins 2020 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award

    Egemen Kolemen wins 2020 Excellence in Fusion Engineering Award

    Egemen Kolemen, Princeton University assistant professor and PPPL physicist, wins prestigious Fusion Power Associates award.

    Calculating Hadrons Using Supercomputers

    Calculating Hadrons Using Supercomputers

    Hadrons are elusive superstars of the subatomic world, making up almost all visible matter, and British theoretical physicist Antoni Woss has worked diligently with colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to get to know them better. Now, Woss' doctoral thesis on spinning hadrons has earned him the 2019 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize.

    New NSF Physics Frontier Center Will Focus on Neutron Star Modeling in 'Gravitational Wave Era'

    New NSF Physics Frontier Center Will Focus on Neutron Star Modeling in 'Gravitational Wave Era'

    A new Physics Frontier Center at UC Berkeley, supported by the National Science Foundation, expands the reach and depth of existing capabilities on campus and at neighboring Berkeley Lab in modeling one of the most violent events in the universe: the merger of neutron stars and its explosive aftermath.

    Workshop aimed at encouraging women and minority students to consider careers in plasma physics goes online

    Workshop aimed at encouraging women and minority students to consider careers in plasma physics goes online

    A dozen undergraduate students spent the afternoon doing experiments aimed at teaching them some fundamentals about electromagnets through PPPL's Undergraduate Workshop in Plasma Physics.