A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of 35 million cosmic objects has received formal approval from the Department of Energy to move forward with construction. Installation of the project, called Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), is set to begin next year at the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, with observations starting up in January 2019.
All material things appear to be made of elementary particles that are held together by fundamental forces. But what are their exact properties? Questions with cosmic implications like these drive many of the scientific efforts at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Three distinguished particle physicists have joined the lab over the past months to pursue research on two particularly mysterious forms of matter: neutrinos and dark matter.
As director, Eric Lancon--a physicist who has played major roles in computing efforts for the Large Hadron Collider in Europe--oversees an integrated computing, data storage, and networking infrastructure.
A newly formed Battery500 consortium, including researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive up to $10 million each year for the next five years to develop a new battery technology that could make electric vehicles go two to three times farther and make them less expensive.
The PNNL-led Battery500 consortium aims to significantly improve upon the batteries that power today's electric vehicles by nearly tripling the specific energy in lithium batteries.
U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University PhD student Colleen Bertoni has been named this year's recipient of the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.
The American Physical Society (APS) on Monday honored the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, located at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as an APS Historic Physics Site.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson and postdoctoral research associate Emma White have been awarded a $325,000 grant from the DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).
Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have collaborated with a local startup company to turn a novel tabletop laser - one that produces extreme ultraviolet light at unprecedented energies and pulse rates for studies of complex materials - into a commercial product.
PNNL's "Dream Team" has been selected to lead one of four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy's cleanup mission.
Terry Brog is the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's new deputy director for operations. Brog has decades of experience in senior leadership, most recently as manager of the Strategic Projects Division within the Facilities and Operations division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.
Argonne National Laboratory's new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs, called Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), opens the application period for its first cohort.
A new X-ray laser experimental station at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently welcomed its first research group, scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Four graduate students working on innovative accelerator technologies at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have been awarded Robert H. Siemann Graduate Fellowships in Physics. Established in memory of long-time SLAC accelerator physicist and Stanford faculty member Robert Siemann, the fellowship provides funding to outstanding graduate students doing accelerator research at the lab.
The director of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and president of Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, Hugh E. Montgomery, has just been awarded the prestigious Glazebrook Medal by the Institute of Physics. The Glazebrook medal is one of four Gold medals awarded annually by the Institute of Physics, a society based in the United Kingdom with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000 who work to advance physics education, research and application.
Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened a new chapter of the National Climate Assessment by announcing the appointment of new members to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. Chairing this 15-member committee will be Richard Moss, a senior scientist with the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
U.S. Department of Energy Commits More Than $1.7 Million to Help Commercialize Promising Argonne-Associated Energy Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday, June 21, announced that it is committing more than $1.7 million in funding to help Argonne National Laboratory and research partners move multiple promising energy technologies to the marketplace. News of the Argonne awards was part of a larger announcement by DOE that, through the first round of funding from its Technology Commercialization Fund , it will award nearly $16 million to support 54 projects at 12 national labs involving dozens of research partners.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named to lead the Northwest Regional Manufacturing Center as part of the national Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
A dozen clean energy technologies that enable everything from lightweight, fuel-sipping cars to the expansion of renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel use are getting a boost at PNNL, thanks to $4.4 million from DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.
For the past year, staff at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have been preparing users of 20 leading science applications for the arrival of the second phase of its newest supercomputer, Cori, which consists of more than 9,300 nodes containing Intel's Xeon Phi Knights Landing processor - which was officially unveiled June 20 at the International Supercomputer Conference in Germany. The first compute cabinets are scheduled to arrive in July.
Soon to be deployed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is an experiment to explore new physics associated with neutrinos.
World-class chemist Liyuan Liang of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected as the director of EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory - a Department of Energy user facility on the campus of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has received two national awards for its green purchasing program, adding to a long list of honors for PPPL's environmental programs.
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič to Visit Argonne National Laboratory
European Commission's Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič, in charge of the Energy Union, will visit the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. (USA) to learn more about Argonne's capabilities in areas such as energy storage and smart cities and expand upon already existing collaboration between DOE laboratories and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Article describes winners of the 2016 Landau-Spitzer Award and the nature of their research.