Office of Science

Science Headlines

Untangling a Key Step in Photosynthetic Oxygen Production
Nature’s process could inform the next generation of artificial photosynthetic systems that produce clean and renewable energy from sunlight & water.
Learn More
Return of the Blob: Scientists Find Surprising Link to Troublesome Turbulence at the Edge of Fusion Plasmas
Researchers have discovered a correlation with fluctuations of the magnetic field that confines the plasma fueling reactions in the tokamak core.
Learn More
Experimenting with Laser Wakefield Acceleration
Brookhaven Lab intern Prabhjot Kaur is working on an experiment to accelerate particles to greater energies in smaller spaces.
Learn More
A Fresh Pair of Eyes On an Old Nuclear Physics Problem
Brookhaven Lab Intern Pedro Rodríguez is working on simplifying a problem in nuclear physics that's over a half-century old.
Learn More
Researchers Capture the Coordinated Dance Between Electrons and Nuclei in a Light-Excited Molecule
Revealing both sides of the story in a single experiment has been a grand scientific challenge.
Learn More
New Insights Into the Dynamic Edge of Fusion Plasmas Could Help Capture the Power that Drives the Sun and Stars
PPPL computer simulations show the kinetic plasma turbulence near the edge of fusion devices, accounting for fluctuations of magnetic field lines.
Learn More
DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after Unexpected Shutdown
Before COVID-19 hit U.S., the project was on track to begin its 3D map of the universe this summer.
Learn More
Electron-Ion Collider R&D Yields Energy-saving Accelerator Innovations
New approach for accelerating particles in an EIC could form the foundation of an energy-saving design for a future high-energy physics facility.
Learn More
Computing for Collaboration
Along with flagship molecular modeling capabilities, data management and processing are growing services from EMSL’s high-performance computing team.
Learn More
Using Machine Learning to Estimate COVID-19’s Seasonal Cycle
Berkeley Lab scientists aim to assess the role of climate variables in disease transmission.
Learn More

University and Stakeholder News

UT Leads the Country in DoE Science Graduate Student Research Awards
Since its inception in 2014, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, ranks number one in the country for SCGSR awards with 19 recipients.
Learn More
Study Unveils Details on How a Widely Used Catalyst Splits Water
“Gold standard” material for generating oxygen from water divulges its molecular mechanisms.
Learn More
Low-Severity Fires Enhance Long-Term Carbon Retention of Peatlands
Duke University study finds less severe fire locks away huge amounts of carbon and keeps it from entering the atmosphere.
Learn More
Students Gain Professional Skills and Make Connections Through Blue Waters Internship Program
Two undergraduate students have benefited from internships in computational science research, combining study, work, and professional opportunities.
Learn More
Can Renewable Energy Really Replace Fossil Fuels?
Purdue scientist Maureen McCann studies plant genes and their products to understand how they all interact and can be manipulated in useful ways.
Learn More
DIII-D Scientists Unravel Challenge in Improving Fusion Performance
A team led by a W&M physicist has made a significant advancement in physics understanding that represents a key step toward practical fusion energy.
Learn More
How Geneticists Can Use Machine Learning
Article describes the power of machine learning tools for analyzing complex data & how these models can be applied to research in genetics & genomics.
Learn More
Scientists Use Light to Accelerate Supercurrents, Access Forbidden Light, Quantum Properties
Scientists are using light waves to accelerate supercurrents & access the unique properties of the quantum world, including forbidden light emissions.
Learn More
Two UChicago Scientists Selected for Entrepreneurship Program to Develop Quantum Tech
Two University of Chicago innovators developing quantum technologies are among six selected for Argonne National Laboratory’s entrepreneurship program
Learn More
Three Grad Students Receive SCGSR Awards
Three UMD students were among 62 recently selected for funding by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.
Learn More

Feature Video

The Office of Science has a library of videos that showcases our research. Click here for more videos.

DESI Begins