Jonathan Dorfan and David Hitlin Receive 2016 Panofsky Prize

The American Physical Society has honored two key figures of the BABAR particle physics experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory with the 2016 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics: SLAC Director Emeritus Jonathan Dorfan and California Institute of Technology Professor David Hitlin. They share the award with Stephen Olsen and Fumihiko Takasaki, two lead researchers of the Belle experiment in Japan.

Ming Yi Awarded L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Former Stanford University graduate student Ming Yi has been awarded the $60,000 L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship, which is given to five U.S.-based women each year as part of an effort to raise awareness of women's contributions to science and identify exceptional female researchers to serve as role models.

Berkeley Lab's Yelick Lauded for Advances in Programmability of High Performance Computing Systems

ACM and IEEE Computer Society have named Katherine Yelick as the recipient of the 2015 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for innovative research contributions to parallel computing languages that have been used in both the research community and in production environments. She was also cited for her strategic leadership of the national research laboratories and for developing novel educational and mentoring tools. The award will be presented at SC 15: the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis November 17, in Austin, Texas.

PPPL Honors Engineer Charles Neumeyer and Physicist Rajesh Maingi

PPPL presented its 2015 outstanding research awards to engineer Charles Neumeyer and physicist Rajesh Maingi following Stewart Prager's October 5 State of the Laboratory address.

ORNL, Strangpresse LLC Sign Additive Manufacturing Patent License Agreement

Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Strangpresse LLC have signed a non-exclusive patent licensing deal to a portfolio of ORNL patents related to large-scale additive manufacturing that enable the production of parts much larger than the current standards--a potentially game-changing niche.

200-Terawatt Laser Brings New Extremes in Heat, Pressure to X-Ray Experiments

A newly upgraded high-power laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will blaze new trails across many fields of science by recreating the universe's most extreme conditions, such as those at the heart of stars and planets, in a lab.

DOE Announces Funding for New Center for Computational Materials Sciences at Brookhaven Lab

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $12 million in funding over the next four years for a new Center for Computational Design of Functional Strongly Correlated Materials and Theoretical Spectroscopy at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Rutgers University. Center scientists will develop next-generation methods and software to accurately describe electronic properties in complex strongly correlated materials, as well as a companion database to predict targeted properties with energy-related application to thermoelectric materials.

Brookhaven Lab Scientist Veljko Radeka Shares Inaugural American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields Instrumentation Award

The inaugural American Physical Society (APS) Division of Particles and Fields Instrumentation Award has been presented jointly to David Nygren of the University of Texas at Arlington and Veljko Radeka of the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Nygren and Radeka received the award during the APS "New Technologies for Discovery" Workshop on October 5, 2015, at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Three Questions With: Ames Laboratory Cybersecurity Manager and Researcher Chris Strasburg

Ames Laboratory's Chris Strasburg discovered an interest in research while working in systems support and cybersecurity. He's now the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory's cybersecurity manager and working toward a Ph.D. in computer science at Iowa State University, studying artificial intelligence approaches, automation of computer languages, and network security.

Arizona State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sign Agreement to Develop Solutions to Global Challenges

A new memorandum of understanding between PNNL and Arizona State University formalizes the institutions' research collaboration on topics involving energy security, climate science and sustainability and other aspects of global security.

New York Cybersecurity Company Licenses ORNL's Data Diode

Lock Data Solutions has licensed a technology from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to protect a company's data from internal and external threats.

Feng Lin Wins Spicer Award for Smart Window, Battery Research

Feng Lin, a former postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been selected to receive the annual William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award for X-ray experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory that led to new approaches in the design of energy-efficient, color-changing "smart" windows and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.

Enrico Fermi Awards Ceremony

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New DOE Office of Science Support for CAMERA to Develop Computational Mathematics for Experimental Facilities Research

Department of Energy has announced approval of a grant of $10.5 million over three years to expand the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA). CAMERA's mission is to develop fundamental mathematics and algorithms, delivered as data analysis software that can accelerate scientific discovery.

Roopali Kukreja Wins 2015 Klein Award for X-Ray Work

Roopali Kukreja, a former researcher at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory who received her PhD in materials science at Stanford University last year, will be honored during a SLAC conference next month with the Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award for her X-ray studies of nanoscale magnetic and electrical properties of materials.

ORNL-Developed Building Efficiency Software Now Available

A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data is now available as an open source code. The Autotune code is available on GitHub.

Four Brookhaven Lab Projects Selected as R&D 100 Award Finalists

Four Brookhaven National Laboratory projects have been selected as finalists for the 2015 R&D 100 awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by R&D Magazine.

World's Most Powerful Digital Camera Sees Construction Green Light

The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera - the world's largest - at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Assembled at the DOE's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the camera will be the eye of LSST, revealing unprecedented details of the universe and helping unravel some of its greatest mysteries.

PNNL to Tackle Future Grid Challenges Through New Facility, Capabilities

PNNL researchers and industry are now better equipped to tackle top challenges in grid modernization and buildings efficiency with the opening this week of the new Systems Engineering Building. The facility links real-time grid data, software platforms, specialized laboratories and advanced computing resources for the design and demonstration of new tools to modernize the grid and increase buildings energy efficiency.

The Critical Second: CMI's Second Year Doubles Research Milestones

The U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute, led by Ames Laboratory, has more than doubled its research accomplishments in its second year, bringing the total number of invention disclosures to 34.

Argonne and Mississippi State University Collaborating on Energy Storage Technologies

Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University (MSU) are collaborating to develop new technologies that address next-generation energy storage challenges. New discoveries could enhance the load-balancing capabilities of the electric grid in the Southeast region.

Critical Materials Institute Rare-Earth Recycling Invention Licensed to U.S Rare Earths

A new technology that aids in the recycling, recovery and extraction of rare earth minerals has been licensed to U.S. Rare Earths, Inc.

ALCF Selects Projects for Theta Early Science Program

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has selected six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer.

New Pilot Helps Small Businesses Tap ORNL Expertise

Small companies in the advanced manufacturing, transportation and building sectors have a new opportunity to partner with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Frontiers in Neuroscience

Members of the media are invited to a forum on Capitol Hill this Thursday, July 16th as we explore the the Frontiers in Neuroscience and the U.S. organizations capable of leading the way.