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Calculation Shows Why Heavy Quarks Get Caught Up in the Flow

Theorists have successfully calculated the “heavy quark diffusion coefficient,” which describes how quickly a melted soup of quarks and gluons transfers its momentum to heavy quarks. The results show this transfer is very fast—at the limit of...
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Registration Now Open for Energy Department’s National Science Bowl®

Registration is open for the 34th National Science Bowl® (NSB), hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. Thousands of students compete in the contest annually as it has grown into one of the largest academic math and science...
3-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Is It So Hard to Make Batteries Smaller and Lighter?

Flat lithium-metal coin cell batteries combine solid and liquid components in a way that makes it difficult to see how they fail. In this study, scientists froze a battery, cut it open with a super-fast laser, and took pictures of the interacting...
2-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Fast, Efficient, and Abundant Catalyst for Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Catalysts are key to turning carbon dioxide into useful fuel products such as hydrocarbons, but most catalysts for this process are either costly or require large amounts of energy. A team of researchers investigated a catalyst made of di-tungsten...
2-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Novel Framework Improves the Efficiency of Complex Supercomputer Physics Calculations

Some types of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) calculations are so complex they strain even supercomputers. To speed these calculations, researchers developed MemHC, an optimized memory framework.
2-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces up to $500 Million for Basic Research to Advance the Frontiers of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $500 million in funding for basic research in support of DOE’s clean energy, economic, and national security goals.
29-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DOE Announces $264 Million for Basic Research in Support of Energy Earthshots™

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $264 million in funding for 29 projects to develop solutions for the scientific challenges underlying DOE’s Energy Earthshots™ Initiative to advance clean energy technologies within the decade....
29-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Department of Energy Announces $5 Million for Research for Climate Resilience Centers

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5 million in funding for six projects that will increase the use and utility of DOE research to improve climate resilience, particularly in vulnerable communities, in conjunction with the White...
28-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kevin Wilson: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner

Kevin Wilson studies how chemistry proceeds at liquid interfaces on cloud droplets, atmospheric aerosols, and ocean surfaces. With the support of his 2012 Early Career award, his team focused on reactions between gases and surfaces of ozone and...
12-Jun-2023 10:55 AM EDT


Paul Romatschke: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner

Paul Romatschke is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a fellow at the Center for Theory of Quantum Matter, also at the University of Colorado Boulder.
22-May-2023 11:05 AM EDT

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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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