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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.
January 24, 2020
Designing and building qubit chips, the heart of quantum computers, are one of the areas that the new Quantum Information Science Centers will tackle.
New Centers Lead the Way Towards a Quantum Future
New Quantum Information Science Centers will be key to technologies harnessing quantum physics.
January 17, 2020
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Marivi Fernández-Serra: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Fernández-Serra is improving our understanding of electrically induced chemical reactions in the condensed phase and at the liquid-metal interface.
January 15, 2020
Theta is one of the supercomputers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Ian Foster has helped develop new technologies so scientists can get the most out of using these computers.
The Big Questions: Ian Foster on High-Performance Computing
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
January 13, 2020
Distinguished Scientists Fellow Sally Dawson from DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory works to understand the properties of the Higgs Boson discovered using the ATLAS experiment at CERN.
The Big Questions: Sally Dawson on the Higgs Boson
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
January 10, 2020
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Daniel Bardayan: Then and Now / Early Career Award Winner
University of Notre Dame professor Daniel Bardayan studies the astrophysical reactions that power stellar explosions and make elements.
January 7, 2020
Vera Rubin operated the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Kent Ford's spectrograph is attached.
First National US Observatory to be Named After a Woman
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will now be named the National Science Foundation Vera C. Rubin Observatory (Rubin Observatory or VRO).
January 3, 2020
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David Shih: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
David Shih and his team have identified a number of new search strategies for supersymmetry which experimentalists are actively pursuing today.
December 23, 2019
DOE’s Office of Science shared more than 1500 stories about our research in 2019.
Top Posts of 2019
The most popular posts of the year shared by the Office of Science.
December 20, 2019
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Benjamin Monreal: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Measuring the mass of a neutrino is an international, collaborative effort to develop detection methods and apparatus.
December 16, 2019
The PHENIX detector at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) records many different particles emerging from RHIC collisions, including photons, electrons, muons, and quark-containing particles called hadrons.
The Big Questions: Barbara Jacak on the Quark-Gluon Plasma
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
December 12, 2019
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Youssef M. Marzouk: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Mathematical methods to quantify uncertainties in computer models are the focus of Youssef Marzouk’s research, funded by his 2010 Early Career Award.
December 11, 2019
An artist's impression of a light-induced charge density wave (CDW).
Using Light to Generate Order in an Exotic Material
Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter.
December 9, 2019
Distinguished Scientists Fellow Josh Frieman from Fermilab led the Dark Energy Survey at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.
The Big Questions: Josh Frieman on Dark Energy
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
December 6, 2019
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Antonino Miceli: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Miceli and his team has a developed a new class of quantum detectors which will greatly expand the accessibility of X-ray spectroscopy.
December 5, 2019
An illustration shows how the normal state of a superconducting cuprate abruptly changes when the density of free-flowing electrons is tweaked in a process known as doping.
Study Sheds Light on the Really Peculiar 'Normal' Phase of High-temperature Superconductors
It reveals an abrupt transition in cuprates where particles give up their individuality. The results flip a popular theory on its head.
December 4, 2019
Distinguished Scientists Fellow José Rodriguez from Brookhaven Lab worked with fellow chemist Ping Liu to characterize structural and mechanistic details of a low-temperature catalyst for producing hydrogen gas from water and carbon monoxide.
The Big Questions: José Rodriguez on Catalysts
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
December 2, 2019
Director of the Office of Science Chris Fall recognized the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows for their exceptional research in a ceremony at the DOE headquarters.
The Big Questions: Recognizing the Scientists Behind the Discoveries
The 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Awards recognized some of the most outstanding researchers supported by DOE.
November 22, 2019
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Yuantao Ding: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
At SLAC, Yuantao Ding has developed new techniques to capture snapshot images of nature’s fastest phenomena on the smallest scale.
November 20, 2019
Data of the Southern Sky taken from the Dark Energy Camera in Chile is helping scientists increase their understanding of what dark energy is and why the universe is expanding ever faster.
How to Build a 3D Map of the Universe – and Why
Dark energy is causing the universe to expand ever faster; scientists are working to understand this mysterious phenomenon.
November 18, 2019
Nanoparticle catalysts and light drive a reaction that produces bioactive molecules.
Visible Light and Nanoparticle Catalysts Produce Desirable Bioactive Molecules
Simple photochemical method takes advantage of quantum mechanics.
November 15, 2019
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Ivan Bazarov: Then and Now / 2010 Early Career Award Winner
Physicist Ivan Bazarov is making advances in beam quality and brightness at Cornell University’s particle accelerator, the Photoinjector.
November 14, 2019
Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.
Putting the “Bang” in the Big Bang
Physicists simulate critical “reheating” period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.
November 12, 2019
This NASA satellite image shows flooding at the confluence of the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi rivers near St. Louis on Aug. 19, 1993.
UCI Study Finds Plant Physiology Will Be Major Contributor to Future River Flooding
By hoarding water underground, vegetation will help saturate soil, boosting rain runoff.