Science Headlines

07.09.18User Facility

Extracting Signals of Elusive Particles from Giant Chambers Filled with Liquefied ArgonExternal link

A revolutionary new kind of neutrino detector, designed in part by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, sits at the heart of the MicroBooNE experiment at DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). In two new papers, the MicroBooNE collaboration describes how they use this detector to pick up the telltale signs of neutrinos. The papers include details of the signal processing algorithms that are critical to accurately reconstruct neutrinos’ subtle interactions with atoms in the detector. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.09.18User Facility

Electrons Slowing Down at Critical MomentsExternal link

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have determined that electrons in some oxides can experience an “unconventional slowing down” of their response to a light pulse. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.06.18From the Labs

SLAC’s Ultra-High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Catches Molecules at a CrossroadsExternal link

An extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced the most detailed atomic movie of the decisive point where molecules hit by light can either stay intact or break apart. The results could lead to a better understanding of how molecules respond to light in processes that are crucial for life, like photosynthesis and vision, or that are potentially harmful, such as DNA damage from ultraviolet light. Read MoreExternal linkage


Meet Claire Lee: Particle Physicist and Non-Traditional Science CommunicatorExternal link

Lee, who is from South Africa, is a postdoctoral research associate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. She works on the ATLAS experiment, one of seven particle detector experiments analyzing data from collisions of particles such as protons and lead ions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.05.18User Facility

ALCF Hands-on Workshop Connects Researchers with HPC ExpertsExternal link

For three days this May, more than 40 researchers visited the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, to improve the performance of their computational science codes by working alongside the experts who know the facility’s supercomputers best. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.03.18User Facility

Fermilab Computing Experts Bolster NOvA Evidence, 1 Million Cores ConsumedExternal link

The NOvA neutrino experiment, in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC-4) program and the HEPCloud program at DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, was able to perform the largest-scale analysis ever to support the recent evidence of antineutrino oscillation, a phenomenon that may hold clues to how our universe evolved. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.03.18From the Labs

10 Questions for Steven Cowley, New Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryExternal link

Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, became the seventh Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on July 1 and will be Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences on September 1. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.03.18User Facility

X-Ray Experiment Confirms Theoretical Model for Making New MaterialsExternal link

Experiments at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have confirmed the predictive power of a new computational approach to materials synthesis. Researchers say that this approach, developed at the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, could streamline the creation of novel materials for solar cells, batteries and other sustainable technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

07.02.18User Facility

High-School Students Studying Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Cancer Drug Delivery Visit Brookhaven Lab's NanocenterExternal link

The 11th graders from Islip High School brought the graphene oxide microspheres they made at Stony Brook University to the Center for Functional Nanomaterials for imaging. Read MoreExternal linkage

06.29.18User Facility

New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and SizeExternal link

A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, is leveraging powerful supercomputers to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region. Read MoreExternal linkage

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