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National Science Bowl® Where Are They Now? Profile of Jonathan Kirzner04.03.17Profile

Champions in Science: Profile of Jonathan Kirzner

For the run-up to the 2017 National Science Bowl® Finals April 27 to May 1, this is the second in a series of profiles on previous NSB competitors. Read More »

03.31.17From the Labs

PPPL and Max Planck Physicists Reveal Experimental Verification of a Key Source of Fast Reconnection of Magnetic FieldsExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics found that variation in the electron pressure develops along the magnetic field lines in the region undergoing reconnection. This variation balances and keeps a strong electric current inside the plasma from growing out of control and halting the reconnection process. Read More »

03.31.17User Facility

SNS-CNMS Partnership May Yield More Advanced Diamond Stripper Foils for Improved Neutron Beam PerformanceExternal link

Diamond stripper foils, produced at the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, strip electrons from ions and produce the proton pulse needed for successful neutron scattering and thus hundreds of materials science experiments each year. Read More »

03.31.17User Facility

Visualizing Scientific Big Data in Informative and Interactive WaysExternal link

Wei Xu, a computer scientist who is part of Brookhaven Lab¹s Computational Science Initiative, helps scientists analyze large and varied datasets by developing visualization tools, such as the color-mapping tool seen projected from her laptop onto the large screen. Read More »

MIT University 03.31.17University Research

A Big Leap Toward Tinier LinesExternal link

A team of researchers at MIT and in Chicago have created a self-assembly technique that could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns. Read More »

Jo Dudek and Robert Edwards used the Jefferson Lab LQCD cluster (shown), along with other supercomputers, to perform calculations of the sigma particle. 03.31.17User Facility

Physicists Move Closer to Listening In on Sub-Atomic ConversationExternal link

Jefferson Laboratory scientists are developing tools to study sub-atomic particles’ interactions and learn more about how they stick together to build our visible universe. Read More »

03.30.17User Facility

Berkeley Lab Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knights Landing ArchitecturesExternal link

A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Intel are working hard to make sure that computational chemists are prepared to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines. Read More »

03.30.17User Facility

Next-Generation Software Supports Explorations Beyond the Nanoworld into the Intramolecular PicoworldExternal link

A recent upgrade to data acquisition and visualization software more than 20 years in the making enhances scientists' ability to observe and control individual atoms and molecular interactions. Read More »

Delaware University 03.30.17University Research

Team at the University of Delaware Highlights Work on Tuning Block Polymers for Nanostructured SystemsExternal link

Block polymers, which are two or more polymer chains with different properties linked together, show great promise for many of these applications, and a research group at the University of Delaware has made significant strides in their development over the past several years. Read More »

03.29.17Profile

Linda Farr: Right on TargetExternal link

Technical manager Linda Farr leads the remote handling team responsible for monitoring and replacing essential equipment for daily operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source. Read More »

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