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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Fermilab scientist Albert Stebbins was recently awarded the 2014 Scientific Medal of the Institute of Astrophysics of Paris.
Announcement of start of 2015 Science on Saturday lecture series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandia researchers are sharing a four-year, $12 million Department of Energy research contract on the long-term geologic sequestration of carbon. The contract from the department's Office of Science funds research by the Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security.
The High Flux Isotope Reactor, or HFIR, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society.
Boise State University Energy Policy Institute Team Awarded International Atomic Energy Agency Contract
Researchers will develop a comprehensive decision framework for assessing the deployment of small and medium-sized nuclear reactors (SMRs).
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will be collaborating with the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) as a component of its model for providing public access to peer-reviewed articles that report on DOE-funded research. CHORUS is a collaborative service developed by the not-for-profit organization CHOR, Inc. to provide easy public access to scholarly works.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an extension of funding totaling $14 million over four years for the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) led by Brookhaven Lab with partners from the University of Illinois and Argonne National Laboratory.
Knoxville-based Fiveworx has licensed a technology that will help consumers reduce their utility bills by analyzing their home energy usage.
Advances in renewable and sustainable energy, including mimicking photosynthesis and optimizing lithium-ion batteries, are the topics of three plenary talks at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, taking place here through Thursday. The presentations will be held on Sunday, March 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ballroom A of the Dallas Convention Center.
Missouri's multi-university Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Research and Education Consortium, led by Missouri University of Science and Technology, has selected its first two research initiatives for funding.
Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) is collaboration between Texas Tech National Wind Institute, Department of Energy, Sandia, Vestas and Group NIRE.