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    ACM's Software System Award Honors Project Jupyter Team

    ACM's Software System Award Honors Project Jupyter Team

    The Project Jupyter team has been honored with an ACM Software System Award for developing a tool that has had a lasting influence on computing. Project Jupyter evolved from IPython, an effort pioneered by Fernando Perez, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division.

    U of C Student Receives 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award

    U of C Student Receives 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award

    A University of Chicago graduate student in Biophysical Sciences has received the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Investigator Award from the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization.

    SLAC and Stanford Open One of the World's Most Advanced Facilities for Cryo-EM

    SLAC and Stanford Open One of the World's Most Advanced Facilities for Cryo-EM

    Menlo Park, Calif. -- A new facility for cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, has opened at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Built and operated in partnership with Stanford University, it's equipped with four state-of-the-art instruments for cryo-EM, a groundbreaking technology whose rapid development over the past few years has given scientists unprecedented views of the inner workings of the cell.

    Four Argonne Researchers Earn International Honors

    Four Argonne Researchers Earn International Honors

    Four senior researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have received international recognition for their groundbreaking work in combustion science and technology. Chemists Lawrence Harding, Albert Wagner, Stephen Klippenstein and James Miller have been inducted as fellows of The Combustion Institute.

    Berkeley Lab's Julian Borrill Elected Co-Spokesperson of CMB-S4

    Berkeley Lab's Julian Borrill Elected Co-Spokesperson of CMB-S4

    Berkeley Lab's Julian Borrill has been elected co-spokesperson for the CMB-S4 collaboration, the next-generation ground-based experiment to study the Cosmic Microwave Background.

    First 3-D Printed Wind-Blade Mold, Energy-Saving Nanoparticles Earn Sandia National Awards

    First 3-D Printed Wind-Blade Mold, Energy-Saving Nanoparticles Earn Sandia National Awards

    Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer's national 2018 Technology Focus Award for the first wind turbine blades made from a 3-D printed mold. The labs also won FLC's Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for advanced nanomaterial window films.

    Gorski to Use NSF CAREER Award to Expand Access to Clean Water and Electricity

    Gorski to Use NSF CAREER Award to Expand Access to Clean Water and Electricity

    Christopher Gorski, assistant professor of environmental engineering at Penn State, will develop devices that use electricity to desalinate water and can also generate their own electricity, thanks to an esteemed National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award.

    Five Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Partner to Create New Solar Energy Facility in Maine

    Amherst, Bowdoin, Hampshire, Smith and Williams colleges have formed a partnership that will allow them to offset 46,000 megawatt hours per year of their collective electrical needs--enough to power 5,000 New England homes--with electricity created at a solar power facility to be built in Maine.

    Argonne Selects Innovators From Across Nation to Grow Startups

    Argonne Selects Innovators From Across Nation to Grow Startups

    Argonne announces second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations.

    Brookhaven Lab Materials Physicist Yimei Zhu Receives 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Microscopy Society of America

    Brookhaven Lab Materials Physicist Yimei Zhu Receives 2018 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Microscopy Society of America

    How do complex atomic and electronic interactions impact material properties? Using electron microscopy instrumentation and methods he developed, Yimei Zhu has been investigating this question for the past 30 years. The Microscopy Society of America is now recognizing his contributions.

    SLAC Produces First Electron Beam with Superconducting Electron Gun

    SLAC Produces First Electron Beam with Superconducting Electron Gun

    Accelerator scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are testing a new type of electron gun for a future generation of instruments that take snapshots of the atomic world in never-before-seen quality and detail, with applications in chemistry, biology, energy and materials science.

    U.S., India Sign Agreement Providing for Neutrino Physics Collaboration at Fermilab and in India

    U.S., India Sign Agreement Providing for Neutrino Physics Collaboration at Fermilab and in India

    Earlier today, April 16, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and India's Atomic Energy Secretary Dr. Sekhar Basu signed an agreement in New Delhi to expand the two countries' collaboration on world-leading science and technology projects. It opens the way for jointly advancing cutting-edge neutrino science projects under way in both countries: the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) with the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) hosted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab and the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO).

    Nanomaterials Expert Ganpati Ramanath Named Fellow of Materials Research Society

    Nanomaterials Expert Ganpati Ramanath Named Fellow of Materials Research Society

    Nanomaterials expert Ganpati Ramanath, the John Tod Horton '52 Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) "for developing creative approaches to realize new nanomaterials via chemically directed nanostructure synthesis and assembly and for tailoring interfaces in electronics and energy applications using molecular nanolayers."

    Doing the Neutron Dance

    Doing the Neutron Dance

    Two materials scientists, Suzanne te Velthuis and Stephan Rosenkranz, have been named fellows of the Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA).

    Hirohisa Tanaka Joins SLAC to Push Limits of Neutrino Physics

    Hirohisa Tanaka Joins SLAC to Push Limits of Neutrino Physics

    Accomplished neutrino physicist Hirohisa Tanaka has joined the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as a professor of particle physics and astrophysics. He oversees a group at the lab that is preparing for research with the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). The experiment will give scientists unprecedented opportunities to learn more about neutrinos - fundamental particles with mysterious properties that could play crucial roles in the evolution of the universe.

    University Teams to Compete in Department of Energy's 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition

    University Teams to Compete in Department of Energy's 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition

    The U.S. Department of Energy is proud to announce the 29 university teams selected to compete in the third annual Cyber Defense Competition (CDC), taking place April 6-7, 2018.

    Jefferson Lab Announces May 19 Public Open House

    Jefferson Lab Announces May 19 Public Open House

    The free event is open to the public and offers an opportunity for people of all ages to spend the day exploring this world-class research facility. The biennial open house features tours of the lab's unique particle accelerator facilities, as well as hands-on activities and interactive displays and demonstrations.

    WVU Researchers Win Inaugural R&D Grant From AVEVA

    WVU Researchers Win Inaugural R&D Grant From AVEVA

    West Virginia University is one of only two universities worldwide selected to receive a research and development program award from AVEVA, a leader in engineering and industrial software. The first-of-its-kind award will be used to focus on the research and development of next generation engineering design and simulation software.

    NASA Awards Research Grant to Develop More Efficient Water Management Systems for Space Exploration

    NASA Awards Research Grant to Develop More Efficient Water Management Systems for Space Exploration

    Efficient and compact cooling and water management systems are critical to human exploration of space. Two mechanical engineers at Wichita State University are researching ways to improve cooling efficiency and water recycling systems by developing a new device that affects water liquid-to-vapor changes.

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Shi Receives Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Shi Receives Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award

    Jian Shi, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Shi will use the three-year, $450,000 grant to pursue fundamental research on nanoscale complex materials that could lead to the development of next-generation resilient and high-performance energy conversion and sensing technologies.

    Kerstin Kleese van Dam Receives 32nd Town of Brookhaven Annual Women's Recognition Award for Science

    Kerstin Kleese van Dam Receives 32nd Town of Brookhaven Annual Women's Recognition Award for Science

    The award recognizes the contributions Kleese van Dam--director of Brookhaven Lab's Computational Science Initiative since 2015--has made to scientific computing and data management over the past three decades.

    Jefferson Lab Announces New Accelerator Science Leader

    Jefferson Lab Announces New Accelerator Science Leader

    The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has announced that Andrei Seryi will become its new associate director for accelerator operations, research and development in June.

    First Plasma for New Machine to Study Puzzling Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe

    First Plasma for New Machine to Study Puzzling Process That Occurs Throughout the Universe

    Announcement describes completion of construction of FLARE, a powerful new machine to study magnetic reconnection.

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Sun Receives Power Electronics Achievement Award

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Jian Sun Receives Power Electronics Achievement Award

    Jian Sun, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering and director the New York State Center for Future Energy Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received the 2017 R. David Middlebrook Outstanding Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). He was recognized for "contributions to modeling and control of power electronic converters and systems."