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    Argonne among 10 recipients of competitive grant for ultrafast science

    Argonne among 10 recipients of competitive grant for ultrafast science

    Argonne has been awarded U.S. Department of Energy funds to probe materials and chemical processes on time scales of a quadrillionth of a second or less.

    One cool camera: LSST's cryostat assembly completed

    One cool camera: LSST's cryostat assembly completed

    Work on the camera for the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has reached a major milestone with the completion and delivery of the camera's fully integrated cryostat. With 3.2 gigapixels, the LSST camera will be the largest digital camera ever built for ground-based astronomy. It's being assembled at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

    Risa Wechsler named director of KIPAC

    Risa Wechsler named director of KIPAC

    Risa Wechsler has been appointed director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), a joint institute of the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University. On Sept. 15, she'll take over from Tom Abel, whose five-year term at the helm of the institute is coming to an end.

    Ming Yi wins Spicer Award for superconductor research at SLAC's X-ray synchrotron

    Ming Yi wins Spicer Award for superconductor research at SLAC's X-ray synchrotron

    In recognition of her foundational superconductor research, Ming Yi has been awarded the 2018 William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award, which is presented to a young scientist who has made significant contributions to the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and the light source community. SSRL is a DOE Office of Science user facility at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

    DOE Model Leverages Supercomputer Capabilities at National Laboratories

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced $10 million in funding for 13 projects that will enhance sophisticated computer models for understanding weather and climate patterns.

    From Concept to Commercialization: 40 Years of Concentrating Solar Power Research

    From Concept to Commercialization: 40 Years of Concentrating Solar Power Research

    From testing space shuttle tiles to making electricity from sunlight, the world's first multimegawatt solar tower has contributed to energy research, space exploration, defense testing and solar energy commercialization since it was commissioned at Sandia National Laboratories in July 1978. The solar tower is a key component of a specific type of utility-scale solar energy technology that uses hundreds of large mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver on a tower. The heat from the concentrated sunlight is absorbed by either a liquid, gas or solid and stored or used immediately in a heat exchanger to generate electricity. This type of energy, called concentrating solar power, is appealing because it can supply renewable energy -- even when the sun is not shining -- without using batteries for storage. To mark the National Solar Thermal Test Facility's 40th anniversary this month, present and past Sandia leaders and researchers, industry leaders and government represen

    EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Fellowship Awards

    EIC Center at Jefferson Lab Announces Fellowship Awards

    The Electron-Ion Collider Center at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (EIC Center at Jefferson Lab) has announced the winners of four fellowships to pursue research related to a proposed electron-ion collider over the next year.

    Emma McBride and Caterina Vernieri Receive 2018 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

    Emma McBride and Caterina Vernieri Receive 2018 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

    Emma McBride and Caterina Vernieri are the recipients of this year's Panofsky Fellowships at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. McBride will develop techniques to study matter in extreme conditions like the ones inside planets and stars. Vernieri will continue her research on the Higgs boson and its interactions with other elementary particles, which could lead to the discovery of new phenomena on nature's most fundamental level.

    Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for "Ultrafast" Science

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for research that will take advantage of new and emerging capabilities to probe materials and chemical processes at time scales of a quadrillionth of a second or less.

    University of Minnesota-Based Center Awarded $12 Million to Continue Energy Materials Research

    University of Minnesota-Based Center Awarded $12 Million to Continue Energy Materials Research

    The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a $12 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue leading the discovery of a new class of materials used in energy research.

    Seoul National University Student Minjung Kim Wins 2018 Scharff-Goldhaber Prize

    Seoul National University Student Minjung Kim Wins 2018 Scharff-Goldhaber Prize

    Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) awarded the 2018 Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber Prize to Minjung Kim, a graduate student at Seoul National University.

    Fermilab Gets Ready to Upgrade Accelerator Complex for More Powerful Particle Beams

    Fermilab Gets Ready to Upgrade Accelerator Complex for More Powerful Particle Beams

    Fermilab's accelerator complex has achieved a major milestone: The U.S. Department of Energy formally approved Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to proceed with its design of PIP-II, an accelerator upgrade project that will provide increased beam power to generate an unprecedented stream of neutrinos -- subatomic particles that could unlock our understanding of the universe -- and enable a broad program of physics research for many years to come.

    JHU Project Aims to Save Millions by Reducing Solar Power Forecast Errors

    JHU Project Aims to Save Millions by Reducing Solar Power Forecast Errors

    Although the popularity of solar energy has surged, the unpredictability of a weather-dependent technology has kept even more people from embracing it. A new project hopes to change that by improving our ability to forecast sunshine and backup power needs.

    Department of Energy Invests $64 Million in Advanced Nuclear Technology

    Department of Energy Invests $64 Million in Advanced Nuclear Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $64 million in awards for advanced nuclear energy technology to DOE national laboratories, industry, and 39 U.S. universities in 29 states. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $800,000 for analysis of nuclear power plants' accident propagation and mitigation processes.

    Professor Miao Yu Named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Professor

    Professor Miao Yu Named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Professor

    Miao Yu, associate professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the Priti and Mukesh Chatter Career Development Professor. His research focuses on developing advanced nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications.

    Funding for New DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at Brookhaven Lab

    Funding for New DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at Brookhaven Lab

    UPTON, NY--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) to be led by DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Brookhaven EFRC, named "Molten Salts in Extreme Environments," will focus on understanding the properties of a class of materials with potential applications in energy technologies--particularly in nuclear power.

    Two Stony Brook Researchers Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Awards Totaling $21.75M

    Two Stony Brook Researchers Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Awards Totaling $21.75M

    Stony Brook University received notification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that two proposals directed by SBU faculty to expand or develop Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) designed to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security will receive funding totaling $21.75 million. The two Stony Brook EFRCs are the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M), led by renowned energy storage researcher, Esther Takeuchi, PhD, which will receive a four-year $12 million grant for the existing center; and the creation of a new EFRC, A Next Generation Synthesis Center (GENESIS) led by John Parise, PhD, which will receive a four-year $9.75 million grant.

    Seth Davidovits Wins 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Dissertation Award

    Seth Davidovits Wins 2018 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Dissertation Award

    Article describes dissertation award won by Seth Davidovits.

    DOE Launches New Lab Partnering Service

    The U.S. Department of Energy officially launched the Lab Partnering Service (LPS), an on-line, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE's 17 national laboratories.

    Department of Energy Announces $75 Million for High Energy Physics Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $75 million in funding for 77 university research awards on a range of topics in high energy physics to advance knowledge of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.

    Thesis Prize Winner's Calculations Characterize Neutrino Interactions

    Thesis Prize Winner's Calculations Characterize Neutrino Interactions

    Alessandro Baroni is helping demystify one of the most mysterious particles. His work is contributing to our understanding of neutrinos, and it has earned him the 2017 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize for work performed on a thesis related to research at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

    10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPon July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1.

    Ames Laboratory to lead new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals

    Ames Laboratory to lead new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals

    Ames Laboratory will receive $10.75 million over four yearrs for a new Center for Advancement of Topological Semimetals as one of the Department of Energy's Energy Frontier Research Centers.

    DOE Awards $100 Million for Energy Frontier Research Centers

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $100 million in funding for 42 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security.

    Argonne welcomes <em>The Martian</em> author Andy Weir

    Argonne welcomes <em>The Martian</em> author Andy Weir

    Best-selling science fiction author Andy Weir visited Argonne to give a series of standing-room-only talks, inspiring students and scientists alike.