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Arán Garcia-Bellido: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

His Early Career Research award allowed Arán Garcia-Bellido to transition from his work at the Fermilab Tevatron collider - establishing the rare production of top quarks with bottom quarks – to setting up a group at the LHC focused the search...
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Supercomputer Calculations May Give First Look at the Structure of Two-Faced Pions

Pions consist of a quark paired to an antiquark and are the lightest particles to experience the strong force. But until recently scientists did not understand pions’ internal structure because of their short lifespan. Now, an advance in...
5-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding the Outsized Effect of Hydrogen Isotopes

Creating a fusion plasma requires deep understanding of the behavior of various isotopes of hydrogen. But plasma scientists have long been puzzled by a mysterious contradiction-- the disconnect between theoretical predictions and experimental...
5-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Approach to Fault Tolerance Means More Efficient High-Performance Computers

High performance computer (HPC) systems are incredibly complex, with millions of cores. This creates many chances for small system faults that can affect HPC-based simulations and calculations. Researchers have developed a new approach to fault...
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Evolution Sets the Stage for More Powerful Spiking Neural Networks

Spiking neural networks (SNNs) closely replicate the structure of the human brain, making them an important step on the road to developing artificial intelligence. Researchers recently advanced a key technique for training SNNs using an evolutionary...
5-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy to Provide $5 Million to Advance Workforce Development for High Energy Physics Instrumentation

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $5 million to support a DOE traineeship program to address workforce needs in high energy physics instrumentation.
2-Apr-2021 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE Awards $110 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Scientific, Clean Energy, and Climate Solutions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced awards totaling $110 million for diverse small businesses working on scientific, clean energy, and climate solutions for the American people.
2-Apr-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Susannah Tringe: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

Susannah Tringe is the Deputy for User Programs of the Joint Genome Institute. Her 2011 Early Career Award research revealed complex interactions among soil microbes, soil nutrient content, water salinity, and other features that ultimately...
30-Mar-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Matt Law: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner

Then and Now looks at what a 2010 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award meant for Matt Law, now an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine.
23-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT

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Victoria Orphan: Then and Now

Victoria Orphan is the James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology.
24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT

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Martin Centurion: Then and Now

Martin Centurion is the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
24-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT

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Athena Safa Sefat: Then and Now

Athena Safa Sefat is a Senior Research Scientist and a former Wigner Fellow in the Materials Science & Technology Division of the Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
13-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT

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Colleen Iversen on Belowground Ecology

After working on a climate change experiment that showed plants adapt to additional carbon dioxide by putting extra carbon into their roots, Colleen Iverson has been on a mission to understand the role of roots in the environment, especially the...
13-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT

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Evgenya Simakov: Then and Now

Evgenya I. Simakov is a staff scientist in the Accelerator Operations and Technology Division, Accelerators and Electrodynamics Group, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory.
7-Jun-2020 10:10 PM EDT

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Jean Paul Allain: Then and Now

Jean Paul Allain is a professor and department head of the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering, the director of the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Laboratory, professor in Biomedical Engineering by courtesy and...
27-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT

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Esther Takeuchi on Batteries

In the First-Person Science series, scientists describe how they made significant discoveries over years of research. Esther Takeuchi is a professor at Stony Brook University and the director of the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties, a...
27-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT

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