Four researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), one of the nation's top professional organizations for scientists.
Two technologies developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have received 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. The Brookhaven winners are the Active Superconducting Fault Current Limited for Electric Grid and Binary Pseudo-Random Calibration Tool, a test surface for determining imaging and profiling instrument modulation transfer functions.
Rob Goldston wins 2015 Nuclear Fusion Award for best paper published in 2012
Helen Quinn, a professor emerita at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, will receive the 2016 Karl Taylor Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics for her contributions to science education and theoretical physics.
Technologies that impact cyber security, increase our ability to detect trace amounts of chemicals, convert sewage into fuel, view energy processes under real-world conditions and forecast future electric needs are among the newest R&D 100 award winners at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
While scientists often talk about their life's work, few lives have been fuller than that of Ames Laboratory's Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. who's being honored for over six decades of research in the rare-earth metals.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received six R&D 100 awards, increasing the lab's total to 193 since the award's inception in 1963.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America's two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science.
A new center for advancing computational science and networking at research institutions and universities across the country opened today at Berkeley Lab. Named Wang Hall, the facility will house the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), one of the world's leading supercomputing centers for open science, and will be the center of operations for DOE's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the fastest network dedicated to science.
Susan Pepper, a professional with extensive experience in nuclear nonproliferation science, programs, and policies, has been named Chair of the Nonproliferation & National Security Department (NNS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective October 1, 2015.
Hot on the tail of this year's Nobel prize in physics, another prize came to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration -- the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The honor went to researchers -- six of whom are now at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory -- "for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics."
Adam Cohen becomes Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy in Washington
RJ Lee Group has signed an agreement to license an invention developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that converts waste rubber into a valuable energy storage material.
PNNL's data analytics capabilities and advanced computer modeling capabilities will support the Department of Homeland Security's National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center.
Arthur "Artie" Bienenstock, professor emeritus at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, was honored with an all-day symposium in recognition of his outstanding contributions to science, academia, graduate student education and U.S. science policy.
President Obama welcomed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Claudio Pellegrini into the Oval Office Tuesday morning as a recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the highest honors the U.S. government can give to a scientist.
The DOE Joint Genome Institute has selected 27 new projects for the 2016 Community Science Program that, DOE JGI User Programs Deputy Susannah Tringe said, "build our portfolio in key focus areas including sustainable bioenergy production, plant microbiomes and terrestrial biogeochemistry."
Paul H. Fuoss has received the Farrel W. Lytle Award for developing a pioneering X-ray technique that is now used worldwide to explore the structure of complex materials. The award was presented during an Oct. 8 ceremony at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.