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Building a Giant 2D Map of the Universe to Prepare for the Largest 3D Map
The 6-year effort to capture images for this map involved 1,405 observing nights at 3 telescopes on 2 continents and years of data from a satellite.
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Connected Moments for Quantum Computing
Math shortcut shaves time and cost of quantum calculations while maintaining accuracy.
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The Status of Supersymmetry
Once the most popular framework for physics beyond the Standard Model, supersymmetry is facing a reckoning—but researchers are not giving up on it yet
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Two Berkeley Lab Scientists Honored with the Lawrence Award
The Department of Energy’s award goes to Susannah Tringe, a microbiologist, and Dan Kasen, a nuclear physicist.
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Scientists Find Antibody That Blocks Dengue Virus
The research team used the Advanced Photon Source to confirm an effective antibody that prevents the dengue virus from infecting cells in mice.
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The Odd Structure of ORF8: Scientists Map the Coronavirus Protein Linked to Immune Evasion and Disease Severity
Biologists used crystallography performed at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source to reveal the new virus’s unusual protein structure.
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Using Neural Networks for Faster X-Ray Imaging
Scientists from Argonne are using artificial intelligence to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials & energy.
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Study Shows Tweaking One Layer of Atoms on a Catalyst's Surface Can Make it Work Better
The surprising results offer a way to boost the activity and stability of catalysts for making hydrogen fuel from water.
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Impacts of Climate Change on Our Water and Energy Systems: It’s Complicated
A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara propose a framework for evaluating climate change adaptations.
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Insights Through Atomic Simulation
A Journal of Chemical Physics issue highlights PNNL contributions to NWChem and CP2K, two prominent software packages for computational chemistry.
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University and Stakeholder News

LaserNetUS High-Power Laser Consortium Including CSU, Receives $18 Million from the U.S. Department of Energy
The funds will be distributed among 10 partner institutions, including $1 million for user support.
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Devil in the Defect Detail of Quantum Emissions Unravelled
An international, multidisciplinary collaboration has uncovered the chemical structure behind defects in white graphene.
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U.S. Department of Energy Turns to ASRC for New Cloud Imagery Database
DOE announced $19 million in funding for 31 new projects that are aimed at improving the power of Earth system models to predict weather and climate.
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Dan Kasen Honored with E.O. Lawrence Award
Dan Kasen is a physicist in Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division focusing on theoretical and computational astrophysics.
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Dustin H. Froula Recipient of E. O. Lawrence Award
The award recognizes his seminal and creative contributions in fundamental laser–matter interaction physics and laser-driven plasma accelerators.
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Professor Walton Wins DoE’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award
Walton was honored for her interdisciplinary and pioneering research of porous material stability, advancing separation science.
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Hasan Receives Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award
The U.S. Department of Energy will award the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award to M. Zahid Hasan, Princeton’s Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics.
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Researchers Break Magnetic Memory Speed Record
Researchers have created a new technique for magnetization switching that is nearly 100 times faster than state-of-the-art spintronic devices.
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New Materials Structures Promise Faster, Smaller and More Efficient Spintronics
Researchers have designed a new structure that leverages a little-studied class of materials called antiperovskites to manipulate spin states.
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Patricia Vahle Named APS Fellow for Innovative Neutrino-Oscillation Research
Vahle is the most recent member of the William & Mary Department of Physics to be named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
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