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Measuring the Speed of Sound in Dense Nuclear Matter

Physicists have proposed a method to measure the speed of sound characterizing matter created in nuclear collisions. Heavy nuclei consist of hundreds of protons and neutrons, which themselves are composed of quarks and gluons. In heavy-ion...
3-Dec-2021 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $5.7 Million for Research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for Nuclear Physics Accelerators and Detectors

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5.7 million for six projects that will implement artificial intelligence methods to accelerate scientific discovery in nuclear physics research.
2-Dec-2021 2:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Newly Discovered Enzyme Makes Ethylene and Methane

Scientists know that ethylene comes from microbes, but the only known natural microbial processes that produce ethylene require oxygen. But now a team of scientists have discovered an enzyme system from bacteria called methylthio-alkane reductases...
1-Dec-2021 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Julia R. Greer: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

Julia R. Greer, a professor of Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering at Caltech, created a new nano-fabrication approach to understand how materials in nuclear reactors can withstand radiation damage with the support of her 2011...
30-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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High-Energy X-Rays Open a New View of Degradation in Potential Fusion Reactor Material

In an important step toward future fusion reactors, scientists have made novel experimental observations of how silicon carbide’s atomic structure changes as it accumulates radiation damage. This material shows promise for use in fusion reactors...
26-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $70 Million for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC): Partnership in Earth System Model Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $70 million for research in Earth system model development which will contribute to further development of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) through collaborations that will...
23-Nov-2021 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Jinlong Zhang: Then and Now / 2011 Early Career Award Winner

At Argonne National Laboratory, staff scientist Jinlong Zhang performs R&D on the CERN ATLAS and DAQ systems. These systems select and collect data from the billion-plus proton-proton collisions per second in particle physics experiments.
22-Nov-2021 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Meet Gina Tourassi, Director of the National Center for Computational Sciences

Gina Tourassi is the director of the National Center for Computational Sciences, leading world-class computing infrastructure programs and projects. This is one in a series of profiles on the directors of the SC-stewarded user facilities.
22-Nov-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Meet the Director: Ken Andersen

Ken Andersen is the associate laboratory director of the Spallation Neutron Source and the High Flux Isotope Reactor in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science...
23-Sep-2021 1:40 PM EDT

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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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