Science Headlines

08.29.17From the Labs

SLAC’s Blair Ratcliff Wins American Physical Society’s Instrumentation AwardExternal link

The emeritus physicist was honored for the development of novel detectors that have greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into the matter-antimatter imbalance of the universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.29.17From the Labs

Young Scientists Show Off Hands-on Research Projects at PPPLExternal link

For Dhruvit Patel, a rising senior majoring in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University, the 10 weeks he spent at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) were a welcome opportunity to do hands-on research. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.17User Facility

National Synchrotron Light Source II Celebrates Two Years of User OperationsExternal link

In July of 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory wished a happy second birthday to the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). Located at Brookhaven, NSLS-II is a DOE Office of Science User Facility that provides ultra-bright x-rays for cutting-edge science research. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.17User Facility

Guang Zhang’s Great Leap Forward in Understanding Deep ConvectionExternal link

Research meteorologist Guang Zhang solves convection puzzles at a bank of computers, integrating observational data with computer simulations that have predictive value, for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.28.17From the Labs

PPPL Physicist Discovers That Some Plasma Instabilities Can Extinguish ThemselvesExternal link

Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has for the first time used advanced models to accurately simulate key characteristics of the cyclic behavior of edge-localized modes (ELMs), a particular type of plasma instability. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.25.17User Facility

Q&A with CFN User Vinod MenonExternal link

Using the optical spectroscopy and microscopy capabilities at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), City College of New York Professor Menon studies light-matter interaction at extremely small scales. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.25.17User Facility

Big Bang – The MovieExternal link

Argonne National Laboratory has collaborated with the University of Illinois, teaming up two supercomputers to perform simulation and data analysis of extremely large-scale, computationally intensive models of the universe. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.25.17User Facility

Balloons and Drones and Clouds; Oh, My!External link

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.17User Facility

Out of the Classroom and Into the LaboratoryExternal link

From June 26 to June 30, students and teachers from several Long Island school districts came to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory for an exciting week of summer science at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.24.17User Facility

Widening Horizons for High Schoolers with CodeExternal link

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory hosted a five-day Coding Camp for more than two dozen high school juniors and seniors, teaching new programming skills and how computer science is an integral part of an Argonne researcher’s life. Read MoreExternal linkage

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