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May 22, 2020
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Jean Paul Allain: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Jean Paul Allain is integrating nanotechnology and materials science to help identify new designs for materials for use in fusion devices.
May 21, 2020
Astronomers have long known the Milky Way has satellite galaxies—including the Large Magellanic Cloud, above, which can be observed with the naked eye in the southern hemisphere.
‘Groupie’ Galaxies Orbiting Milky Way Tell Us About Dark Matter, How Galaxy Formed
Studies predict 100 more undiscovered galaxies are out there orbiting the Milky Way.
May 15, 2020
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Jonathan Schilling: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Jonathan Schilling is studying the enzymatic mechanisms used by Postia placenta, a brown rot fungus to degrade woody biomass.
May 12, 2020
While the wild-type plant of Arabidopsis is large and healthy, the one with a mutation that keeps it from making a specific lipid is small and sick. Christoph Benning and his team have spent more than a decade understanding how plants make this lipid.
First-Person Science: Christoph Benning on Plant Biochemistry
Through more than a decade of research, Christoph Benning’s team gained major insights into lipids essential for plants’ photosynthetic systems.
May 11, 2020
A new computer vision algorithm can better identify particles in an X-ray tomography image of a nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode.
Computer Vision Helps SLAC Scientists Study Lithium Ion Batteries
New machine learning methods bring insights into how lithium ion batteries degrade, and show it’s more complicated than many thought.
May 8, 2020
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Delia Milliron: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of Texas professor Delia Milliron studies nanocomposite thin films with electrochromic properties, controlling light passage.
May 1, 2020
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Rupak Mahapatra: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Dark matter research requires large, sensitive detectors; Rupak Mahapatra helps to develop Texas A&M’s ton-scale, cryogenic semiconductor detectors.
April 24, 2020
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Eric Potma: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
University of California, Irvine’s Eric Potma has developed a method and device for observing electrons on the femtosecond time scale.
April 21, 2020
ALCF Director Michael E. Papka in the machine room that houses several supercomputing systems at Argonne National Laboratory, including Theta.
Meet the Director: Michael E. Papka
Michael E. Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
April 17, 2020
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Timothy M. VanReken: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
VanReken’s Early Career Award allowed him to study how plants under stress release chemicals that can have an impact on how the atmosphere behaves.
April 14, 2020
Using the ATLAS Office of Science user facility at Argonne National Laboratory, nuclear scientists are investigating how heavy elements in the universe formed.
Cosmic Understanding from Miniscule Particles
Researchers are working to understand the formation of elements heavier than iron.
March 16, 2020
DOE is collaborating with the scientific community to tackle the COVID-19 public health emergency.
DOE Tackling the Challenge of Coronavirus
DOE is collaborating with the scientific community to tackle this public health emergency.
March 13, 2020
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Tsuyoshi Tajima: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winners
Tsuyoshi Tajima at Los Alamos National Lab is investigating the promising potential of MgB2 to coat particle accelerator components.
March 10, 2020
This storm over the Russian River in California was driven by an atmospheric river. Every time this river flooded between 2004 and 2014, it was because of one of these “rivers in the sky.”
Flooding the Sky: Navigating the Science of Atmospheric Rivers
Atmospheric rivers have a huge impact on the West Coast’s climate, so scientists are collaborating to understand their patterns.
March 6, 2020
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John Kitchin: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
John Kitchin’s Early Career Award made possible research that identified a cheap and efficient material for splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen.
February 28, 2020
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Stanislav Boldyrev: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Stanislav Boldyrev studies magnetized-plasma turbulence, analyzing lengths from a few centimeters in the lab to thousands of light years in astronomy.
February 26, 2020
Stephen Streiffer is the director of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
Meet the Director: Stephen Streiffer
Director Stephen Streiffer leads the Advanced Photon Source user facility in daily operations and preparations for future upgrades.
February 20, 2020
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Arthi Jayaraman: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Computational approaches enables Arthi Jayaraman to make valuable predictions that guide experiments and accelerate innovation in material sciences.
February 18, 2020
For the first ten years of operation, Vera C. Rubin Observatory will perform the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time, using the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera and the Simonyi Survey Telescope.
Stargazing with Computers: What Machine Learning Can Teach Us About the Cosmos
Scientists are developing machine learning techniques now to tackle the staggering amount of data that the LSST Camera will produce in the future.
February 13, 2020
Office of Science Details from the President’s FY21 Budget
Office of Science Details from the President’s FY21 Budget
February 12, 2020
Thermal camera and visible photos of a hickory hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorus) basking in the sun.
Beating the Heat in the Living Wings of Butterflies
Columbia engineers & Harvard biologists discover that butterflies have specialized behaviors & wing scales to protect the living parts of their wings.
February 10, 2020
DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is using a sophisticated cooling system to keep qubits – the heart of quantum computers – cold enough for scientists to study them for future use in quantum computers.
Creating the Heart of a Quantum Computer: Developing Qubits
Creating hardware for quantum computers isn’t easy; researchers are tackling it with DOE support.
February 7, 2020
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Alysia Marino: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Marino studied the properties of neutrino interactions in water and improved scientists’ understanding of neutrino fluxes generated in beamlines.
January 31, 2020
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Ruben Juanes: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Ruben Juanes’ Early Career Award helped develop a program to investigate fundamental mechanisms of fluid-fluid displacement in porous media.
January 28, 2020
Guy Savard directs the ATLAS user facility, the world’s first superconducting linear accelerator for heavy ions at energies in the vicinity of the Coulomb barrier.
Meet the Director: Guy Savard
In addition to ATLAS director duties, Guy Savard conducts his own studies, trying to reverse engineer the conditions in astrophysical events.