Science Headlines

08.24.16User Facility

PPPL and Princeton Help Lead a New Center to Understand and Mitigate Runaway Electrons that Pose a Challenge for ITERExternal link

Researchers from nine U.S. universities and national laboratories are working together to explore the causes and solutions for runaway electrons, which travel at nearly the speed of light and could damage the interior walls of future tokamaks. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.16From the Labs

Neutrino Experiments Utilize ORNL Experts, Equipment to Explore the UnknownExternal link

Three large neutrino experiments – PROSPECT and COHERENT, both based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, and the Majorana Collaboration based at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota – are gearing up with researchers from many institutions to advance our understanding of neutrino physics. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.22.16From the Labs

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks from ChirpingExternal link

Using computer simulations at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, researchers discovered conditions that explains the phenomenon of chirping – a wave in plasma that breaks from a single note into rapidly changing notes - and may help to optimize the design of fusion energy plants in the future. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.22.16Profile

Graduate Student Eric Metodiev Finds Freedom and His Voice in PhysicsExternal link

Under the mentorship of Bill Morse in the Physics Department, Metodiev has worked for the past four years on the Muon g-2 experiment, studying the properties of muons, tiny subatomic particles that exist for only 2.2 millionths of a second. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.16From the Labs

Stony Brook University's Samema Sarowar Awarded Renate W. Chasman ScholarshipExternal link

Samema Sarowar, a biosciences student at Stony Brook University (SBU), has been awarded the 2016 Renate W. Chasman scholarship. Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS), a not-for-profit organization at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, offers the scholarship to qualified candidates to encourage women to pursue careers in science, engineering, or mathematics. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.16User Facility

Unveiled: Earth’s Viral DiversityExternal link

DOE JGI researchers utilized the largest collection of assembled metagenomic datasets from around the world to uncover over 125,000 partial and complete viral genomes, the majority of them infecting microbes and providing researchers with a unique resource of viral sequence information. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.16From the Labs

Scientists Uncover the Origin of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide CompoundExternal link

Analysis of thousands of samples reveals that the compound becomes superconducting at an unusually high temperature because local electron pairs form a "superfluid" that flows without resistance. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.16User Facility

FM Global Researchers Say “ADIOS” to Bottlenecks at OpenFOAM ConferenceExternal link

Researchers from commercial property insurer FM Global use OLCF-developed middleware to drastically improve fire suppression simulations. The team used OLCF resources to test the speed and restart capability of ADIOS while simulating the spray dynamics from a sprinkler. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of MaterialsExternal link

Two four-year projects—one team led by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the other team led by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)—will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to design fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize applications in alternative and renewable energy, electronics, and a wide range of other fields. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Big PanDA Tackles Big Data for Physics and Other Future Extreme Scale Scientific ApplicationsExternal link

Physicists tap into pockets of available time on a supercomputer to crunch data for the world's most powerful particle collider, demonstrating a new tool for making efficient use of limited, expensive computational resources. Read MoreExternal linkage

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