Pacific Northwest National Lab, Oregon Health & Science U Team Up for Biomed Research

The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, are joining forces to answer some of the world's most complex biomedical questions.

Special Science Call Projects Announced

EMSL's Special Science Call for Proposals ran from mid-April through September and generated 23 accepted studies. The call challenged prospective users to submit high-impact research projects that took advantage of EMSL's technical resources including RadEMSL, the Quiet Wing microscopy and NanoSIMS capabilities, and HRMAC. The research associated with the call is progressing, and the projects will soon start delivering important scientific findings.

NERSC, Cray Move Forward With Next-Generation Scientific Computing

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced today that they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Argonne Earth Day Event

Argonne National Laboratory will play host to a myriad of Earth Day activities on Wednesday, April 22 from 11a-1p.

SLAC and Stanford's James D. Bjorken Receives 2015 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize

James D. Bjorken, a theoretical physicist and professor emeritus at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and at Stanford University, has been awarded the 2015 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the European Physical Society (EPS). Along with four other scientists, he was honored for theoretical work that revolutionized our understanding of the internal structure of the proton.

ORNL Researchers Contribute to Major UN Bioenergy and Sustainability Report

A major United Nations report on bioenergy and sustainability released Tuesday concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change.

INCITE Seeking Proposals to Advance Science and Engineering at U.S. Leadership Computing Facilities

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains.

OLCF Selects Application Readiness Projects to Prepare for Next-Generation Summit Supercomputer

Summit, a high-performance computing system set to be delivered to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2017 and available to researchers in 2018, will support DOE's Office of Science in its broad science and energy mission.

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $200 Million for Next-Generation Supercomputer at its Argonne National Laboratory

Under the joint Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million investment to deliver a next-generation supercomputer, known as Aurora, to the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. When commissioned in 2018, this supercomputer will be open to all scientific users - drawing America's top researchers to Argonne.

OLCF User Earns NVIDIA Award for GPU-Accelerated Earthquake Simulations

A San Diego Supercomputer Center research team received NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award for its work, conducted in part on the Titan supercomputer, developing a GPU-accelerated code that simulates high-frequency earthquakes.

ORNL Part of New Project to Study How Tropical Forests Worldwide Respond to Climate Change

Researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play key roles in an expansive new project that aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus by coupling field research with the development of a new ecosystem model.

ORNL and Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics Cooperate on Development of Salt-Cooled Reactors

Representatives from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics are meeting at ORNL this week as part of an agreement between the two institutions to work together on the advancement of salt-cooled nuclear reactor technologies.

APLAIR Partners with ORNL to Commercialize Weld Inspection Technology

ORNL's infrared imaging system can help automakers quickly determine whether a weld is good or bad without damaging the part. The infrared check can be performed in a few seconds, offering industry a low-cost and non-destructive alternative to monitor welds in real time.

Bergan '15 Named Jefferson Prize Winner

Will Bergan '15 got hooked on physics in middle school. He's done research at two of the world's premier high-energy physics installations and is the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy, William & Mary's top honor for science and mathematics undergraduates.

Materials Science and Engineering's Zide Wins AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award

Joshua Zide, associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, has won the 2014 Peter Mark Memorial Award from American Vacuum Society, an interdisciplinary society for materials, interface and processing technology. The award recognizes an outstanding young researcher (35 or younger) who has contributed work to AVS publications.

SLAC's Peter Rowson Named American Physical Society Fellow

SLAC staff physicist Peter Rowson has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, the largest physics association in the world. APS confers this distinction on a small percentage of the society's membership; it is especially significant because it is a peer-nominated honor.

Fermilab Scientists Selected as 2014 APS Fellows

Last month, three Fermilab scientists were named fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.

Albert Stebbins Receives 2014 Scientific Medal of the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris

Fermilab scientist Albert Stebbins was recently awarded the 2014 Scientific Medal of the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris.

PPPL's Popular Science Lecture Series Debuts Jan. 10 with New Name Honoring Long-Time Organizer

Announcement of start of 2015 Science on Saturday lecture series.

Manufacturing Serendipity

With $20 million in funding from UChicago's Innovation Fund, CIE draws together the research expertise of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, engaging the Chicago market for the first time through office spaces in the hub.

Oak Ridge to Acquire Next Generation Supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility has signed a contract with IBM to bring a next-generation supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Combining 'Tinkertoy' Materials with Solar Cells for Increased Photovoltaic Efficiency

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have received a $1.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to develop a technique that they believe will significantly improve the efficiencies of photovoltaic materials and help make solar electricity cost-competitive with other sources of energy.

Skidmore College's Solar Array Completed, Generating Power

On a day that looked as if the sun might take time off, Skidmore College and community leaders gathered to celebrate the completion of Skidmore's solar array. The sun came out when the ribbon was cut.

Energy Department Supports Iowa State Studies of Concrete for Taller Wind Turbine Towers

A Department of Energy grant will allow Iowa State University's Sri Sritharan to continue to research and develop taller wind turbine towers made from high-strength concrete.