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Graduate Student Eric Metodiev Finds Freedom and His Voice in PhysicsExternal link

Under the mentorship of Bill Morse in the Physics Department, Metodiev has worked for the past four years on the Muon g-2 experiment, studying the properties of muons, tiny subatomic particles that exist for only 2.2 millionths of a second. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.18.16From the Labs

Stony Brook University's Samema Sarowar Awarded Renate W. Chasman ScholarshipExternal link

Samema Sarowar, a biosciences student at Stony Brook University (SBU), has been awarded the 2016 Renate W. Chasman scholarship. Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS), a not-for-profit organization at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, offers the scholarship to qualified candidates to encourage women to pursue careers in science, engineering, or mathematics. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.16User Facility

Unveiled: Earth’s Viral DiversityExternal link

DOE JGI researchers utilized the largest collection of assembled metagenomic datasets from around the world to uncover over 125,000 partial and complete viral genomes, the majority of them infecting microbes and providing researchers with a unique resource of viral sequence information. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.16From the Labs

Scientists Uncover the Origin of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide CompoundExternal link

Analysis of thousands of samples reveals that the compound becomes superconducting at an unusually high temperature because local electron pairs form a "superfluid" that flows without resistance. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.17.16User Facility

FM Global Researchers Say “ADIOS” to Bottlenecks at OpenFOAM ConferenceExternal link

Researchers from commercial property insurer FM Global use OLCF-developed middleware to drastically improve fire suppression simulations. The team used OLCF resources to test the speed and restart capability of ADIOS while simulating the spray dynamics from a sprinkler. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Energy Department to Invest $16 Million in Computer Design of MaterialsExternal link

Two four-year projects—one team led by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the other team led by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)—will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to design fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize applications in alternative and renewable energy, electronics, and a wide range of other fields. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Big PanDA Tackles Big Data for Physics and Other Future Extreme Scale Scientific ApplicationsExternal link

Physicists tap into pockets of available time on a supercomputer to crunch data for the world's most powerful particle collider, demonstrating a new tool for making efficient use of limited, expensive computational resources. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.16.16User Facility

Sugar Hitches a Ride on Organic Sea SprayExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Montana State University, and Los Alamos National Laboratory found this "sticky" strategy not only shields these molecules from their soluble nature, it explains the discrepancies between models that predict sea spray's organic enrichment and the actual measurements of sea spray aerosol composition. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.15.16User Facility

Simulations By PPPL Physicists Suggest That External Magnetic Fields Can Calm Plasma InstabilitiesExternal link

Physicists led by Gerrit Kramer at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have conducted simulations that suggest that applying magnetic fields to fusion plasmas can control instabilities known as Alfvén waves that can reduce the efficiency of fusion reactions. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.11.16From the Labs

New Material Discovery Allows Study of Elusive Weyl FermionExternal link

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have discovered a new type of Weyl semimetal, a material that opens the way for further study of Weyl fermions, a type of massless elementary particle hypothesized by high-energy particle theory and potentially useful for creating high-speed electronic circuits and quantum computers. Read MoreExternal linkage

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