Laboratory News

04.19.19From the Labs

Optimizing Network Software to Advance Scientific DiscoveryExternal link

A team of computer scientists, physicists, and software engineers optimized software for Intel's high-speed communication network to accelerate application codes for particle physics and machine learning. Read More »

04.19.19From the Labs

Artificial Intelligence Accelerates Efforts to Develop Clean, Virtually Limitless Fusion EnergyExternal link

Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity. A major step in this direction is under way at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University, where a team of scientists working with a Harvard graduate student is for the first time applying deep learning — a powerful new version of the machine learning form of AI — to forecast sudden disruptions that can halt fusion reactions and damage the doughnut-shaped tokamaks that house the reactions. Read More »

04.19.19From the Labs

Candice Halbert: From Inspired to Inspiring, Cultivating a Community of Young ScientistsExternal link

Halbert works as a scientific associate at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), located at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). There, she ensures experiments run smoothly on neutron scattering instruments such as the Liquids Reflectometer instrument, used by researchers from around the world to study interfacial interactions in thin films at the atomic scale Read More »

04.18.19From the Labs

Spinning New Targets for AcceleratorsExternal link

Fermilab scientists are preparing for future, high-power particle beams with a technological advance inspired by spinning sugar. It’s a new type of target — the material that beams collide with to produce other particles, such as neutrinos. The target is designed to be able to withstand the heat from high-intensity beams, expanding the potential of experiments that use them. Researching this new patent-pending technology already has led to a TechConnect Innovation Award and might have applications in the medical field. Read More »

04.18.19From the Labs

Physicists Improve Understanding of Heat and Particle Flow in the Edge of a Fusion DeviceExternal link

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered valuable information about how electrically charged gas known as “plasma” flows at the edge inside doughnut-shaped fusion devices called “tokamaks.” The findings mark an encouraging sign for the development of machines to produce fusion energy for generating electricity without creating long-term hazardous waste. Read More »

04.18.19From the Labs

A Day in the Life of a Midnight Beam MasterExternal link

In SLAC’s accelerator control room, shift lead Ben Ripman and a team of operators fine-tune X-ray beams for science experiments around the clock. Read More »

04.17.19From the Labs

SLAC Develops Novel Compact Antenna for Communicating Where Radios FailExternal link

A new type of pocket-sized antenna, developed at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, could enable mobile communication in situations where conventional radios don’t work, such as under water, through the ground and over very long distances through air. Read More »

04.16.19From the Labs

The Rational Design of More Active Catalysts: Kelsey StoerzingerExternal link

Kelsey Stoerzinger—engineer, researcher, teacher, mentor—is one of more than a hundred researchers who have joint appointments at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The onetime college music major—now a rising world star in catalysis and chemistry research—was named a scientist at PNNL in September, and is affiliated with the laboratory's Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC). Before then, she had been a Linus Pauling Postdoctoral Fellow at PNNL from 2016 to 2018. Read More »

04.15.19From the Labs

Getting to the Root of Plant SimulationsExternal link

A new root algorithm developed by Beth Drewniak, an assistant climate scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, is among the first to shed more light on the ability of plants to adapt to local changes in environment. Read More »

04.15.19From the Labs

Four Students Awarded Prestigious DOE Fellowships to do Research at FermilabExternal link

Four students have received the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research fellowships to conduct their research at Fermilab. This year DOE awarded 70 students from 52 U.S. universities from all disciplines. Read More »

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