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    Argonne Forms New Divisions to Focus on Computation and Data Science Strengths

    Argonne Forms New Divisions to Focus on Computation and Data Science Strengths

    Argonne has formed two new research divisions to focus its lab-wide foundational expertise on computational science and data science activities.

    Hermann Grunder Recognized by IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

    Hermann Grunder Recognized by IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

    Dr. Hermann Grunder, Founding Director of Jefferson Lab, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2018 IEEE NPSS Particle Accelerator Science and Technology (PAST) Award.

    Georgia State Physicist Gets $400,000 Grant to Study Solar Energy Conversion

    Georgia State Physicist Gets $400,000 Grant to Study Solar Energy Conversion

    Dr. Gary Hastings, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $400,000 federal grant to study solar energy conversion in photosynthesis.

    ORNL's DelCul, Wirth Named American Nuclear Society Fellows

    ORNL's DelCul, Wirth Named American Nuclear Society Fellows

    Two researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Nuclear Society, a professional society that promotes the advancement and awareness of nuclear science and technology.

    Tourassi Named Top Scientist at ORNL's Annual Awards Night

    Tourassi Named Top Scientist at ORNL's Annual Awards Night

    Georgia Tourassi of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.

    Catch a Rising Science Star

    Catch a Rising Science Star

    Karen Mulfort, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, was named a 2017 Rising Star by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society.

    SLAC Accelerator Physicist Alexander Chao Wins American Physical Society's Wilson Prize

    SLAC Accelerator Physicist Alexander Chao Wins American Physical Society's Wilson Prize

    Alexander Chao, a professor emeritus of particle physics and astrophysics at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has been recognized with the 2018 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators. Awarded by the American Physical Society (APS), the prize honors Chao's contributions to our understanding of how to build, operate and improve complex, accelerator-based discovery devices; his service to the research community; and his engagement in the education of engineers and scientists in the field.

    SLAC's Risa Wechsler Named American Physical Society Fellow

    SLAC's Risa Wechsler Named American Physical Society Fellow

    Attempting to model and measure the distribution of 300 million galaxies is not a job for the faint of heart. That's exactly the challenge that has been undertaken by Risa Wechsler, associate professor of physics and astrophysics at SLAC and Stanford, who was recently named fellow of the American Physical Society. Wechsler was elected for her pioneering work in understanding galaxy formation and for her leadership in large survey projects.

    Four Argonne Researchers Appointed Fellows of Scientific Societies

    Four Argonne Researchers Appointed Fellows of Scientific Societies

    A select group of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has been honored as fellows of the American Physical Society and the Electrochemical Society. Physicists Kawtar Hafidi and Michael Carpenter have been appointed as American Physical Society fellows and Materials Scientist Khalil Amine and Chemist Chris Johnson have been elected as Electrochemical Society fellows.

    Berkeley Lab and Hydro-Quebec Announce Partnership for Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage

    Berkeley Lab and Hydro-Quebec Announce Partnership for Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage

    Hydro-Quebec and the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have agreed to explore collaborations toward the research and development of manufacturing and scale-up technology to advance transportation electrification and energy storage.

    Two ORNL-Led Research Teams Receive $10.5 Million to Advance Quantum Computing for Scientific Applications

    Two ORNL-Led Research Teams Receive $10.5 Million to Advance Quantum Computing for Scientific Applications

    DOE's Office of Science has awarded two research teams, each headed by a member of ORNL's Quantum Information Science Group, more than $10 million over 5 years to both assess the feasibility of quantum architectures in addressing big science problems and to develop algorithms capable of harnessing the massive power predicted of quantum computing systems. The two projects are intended to work in concert to ensure synergy across DOE's quantum computing research spectrum and maximize mutual benefits.

    Department of Energy Awards Flow Into Argonne

    Department of Energy Awards Flow Into Argonne

    DOE Secretary Rick Perry awarded Argonne with nearly $4.7 million in projects as part of the DOE's Office of Technology Transition's Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) in September.

    NIH Awards $6.5 Million to Berkeley Lab for Augmenting Structural Biology Research Experience

    NIH Awards $6.5 Million to Berkeley Lab for Augmenting Structural Biology Research Experience

    The NIH has awarded $6.5 million to Berkeley Lab to integrate existing synchrotron structural biology resources to better serve researchers. The grant will establish a center based at the Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) called ALS-ENABLE that will guide users through the most appropriate routes for answering their specific biological questions.

    LIGO Announces Detection of Gravitational Waves From Colliding Neutron Stars

    LIGO Announces Detection of Gravitational Waves From Colliding Neutron Stars

    The U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and the Virgo detector in Italy announced on Oct. 16 that all three of their detectors had picked up the ripples, or gravitational waves, from two neutron stars that collided 130 million years ago. Among other discoveries, the detection allowed scientists to use gravitational waves to directly calculate the rate at which the universe is expanding.

    WVU Energy Conference to Address State's Economic Opportunities

    WVU Energy Conference to Address State's Economic Opportunities

    West Virginia University will look at the state's emerging energy economy through industry experts, public policy organizations, environmental groups and academic institutions at the sixth annual National Energy Conference Oct. 20.

    Exploring the Exotic World of Quarks and Gluons at the Dawn of the Exascale

    Exploring the Exotic World of Quarks and Gluons at the Dawn of the Exascale

    As nuclear physicists delve ever deeper into the heart of matter, they require the tools to reveal the next layer of nature's secrets. Nowhere is that more true than in computational nuclear physics. A new research effort led by theorists at DOE's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is now preparing for the next big leap forward in their studies thanks to funding under the 2017 SciDAC Awards for Computational Nuclear Physics.

    Matthew Latimer Receives 2017 Lytle Award

    Matthew Latimer Receives 2017 Lytle Award

    A staff member at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory, Matthew Latimer is in charge of seven spectroscopy beamlines at SSRL. He was recently selected for the 2017 Farrel W. Lytle Award, established by the SSRL Users' Organization Executive Committee. The award promotes accomplishments in synchrotron science and supports collaboration among visiting scientists and staff who conduct research at SSRL.

    Jefferson Lab Completes 12 GeV Upgrade

    Jefferson Lab Completes 12 GeV Upgrade

    Nuclear physicists are now poised to embark on a new journey of discovery into the fundamental building blocks of the nucleus of the atom. The completion of the 12 GeV Upgrade Project of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) heralds this new era to image nuclei at their deepest level.

    Sunderrajan to Lead Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate

    Sunderrajan to Lead Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate

    Suresh Sunderrajan has been named the associate laboratory director (ALD) for the Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach (STPO) Directorate at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

    Career Awards Advance Research for Jefferson Lab Researchers

    Career Awards Advance Research for Jefferson Lab Researchers

    Two researchers affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have received 2017 Early Career Research Program awards from the DOE's Office of Science.

    U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

    U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

    This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant sorghum lines, addressing DOE's mission in the generation of renewable energy resources.

    Four Los Alamos Scientists Named as 2017 Laboratory Fellows

    Four Los Alamos Scientists Named as 2017 Laboratory Fellows

    Four Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been named 2017 Fellows.

    Creation of New Financial Product Aims to Solve "Valley of Death" for Promising Energy Technologies

    Creation of New Financial Product Aims to Solve "Valley of Death" for Promising Energy Technologies

    With a DOE grant, two professors will create a new investment tool to manage risk and catalyze funding at critical stages for energy companies

    UNH Earns Highest National Rating for Sustainability

    UNH Earns Highest National Rating for Sustainability

    The University of New Hampshire is one of only three higher education institutions in the world to have earned a STARS Platinum rating--the highest possible--in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

    Kasper Kjaer Wins First LCLS Young Investigator Award

    Kasper Kjaer Wins First LCLS Young Investigator Award

    Kasper Kjaer is the winner of the inaugural LCLS Young Investigator Award given by the Users Executive Committee of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). The prize recognizes scientists in the early stages of their career for exceptional research performed with the LCLS X-ray free-electron laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.