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Transformative Opportunities

Transformative Opportunities

In 2014, the Department of Energy's Office of Science charged the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) to assess the progress made on the five Grand Challenges identified in the 2007 BESAC report, Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination, and determine what new knowledge opportunities exist to advance energy science. The findings are given in a 2015 report, Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy: Transformative Opportunities for Discovery Science. This report highlights striking recent discoveries made in pursuit of the Grand Challenges that open compelling new research directions with the potential to transform the methods, reach, and impact of energy science and technology. It also presents five new Transformative Opportunities that reflect the breakthrough potential of research supported by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES).  Each Energy Frontier Research Center addresses one or more of these transformative opportunities.


Mastering Hierarchical Architectures and Beyond-Equilibrium Matter 
Transformative Opportunity #1: Mastering Hierarchical Architectures and Beyond-Equilibrium Matter

 

Understanding the Critical Roles of Heterogeneity, Interfaces, and Disorder 
Transformative Opportunity #2: Beyond Ideal Materials and Systems: Understanding the Critical Roles of Heterogeneity, Interfaces, and Disorder
Harnessing Coherence in Light and Matter
Transformative Opportunity #3: Harnessing Coherence in Light and Matter
Revolutionary Advances in Models, Mathematics, Algorithms, Data, and Computing
Transformative Opportunity #4: Revolutionary Advances in Models, Mathematics, Algorithms, Data, and Computing
Exploiting Transformative Advances in Imaging Capabilities across Multiple Scales
Transformative Opportunity #5: Exploiting Transformative Advances in Imaging Capabilities across Multiple Scales
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