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Berkeley researchers provide “roadmap” and tools for finding and studying Type Ia supernovae in their natural habitat

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Berkeley Lab Science Well-Represented in 2015 Lawrence Award Announcements

May 21st, 2015

Four of the nine scientists named by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as recipients of the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the Department of Energy’s highest scientific honor, are affiliated with Berkeley Lab.

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Moore Foundation Funds Berkeley Lab Researchers for Promising New Technique for Studying Materials

May 18th, 2015

A novel X-ray scattering concept by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) is receiving support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in the amount of $2.4 million. The grant was announced last month by the foundation which awarded the funding for the development of a new spectrometer for studying materials using X-ray scattering. The lead investigator on the effort will be ALS Division Deputy Zahid Hussain with ALS Director Roger Falcone acting as co-PI on the project.

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CLAIRE Brings Electron Microscopy to Soft Materials

May 14th, 2015

Berkeley Lab researchers, working at the Molecular Foundry, have invented a technique called “CLAIRE” that extends the incredible resolution of electron microscopy to the non-invasive nanoscale imaging of soft matter, including biomolecules, liquids, polymers, gels and foams.

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Using Microbial Communities to Assess Environmental Contamination

May 12th, 2015

A study sponsored by ENIGMA, a DOE “Scientific Focus Area Program” based at Berkeley Lab has found that statistical analysis of DNA from natural microbial communities can be used to accurately identify environmental contaminants and serve as quantitative geochemical biosensors.

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Energy Secretary Honors Berkeley Lab Scientists

May 7th, 2015

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has awarded Berkeley Lab scientists Bill Collins and Greg Bell with DOE Secretarial Honor Awards, which are the department’s highest form of non-monetary employee recognition.

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

May 6th, 2015

Two researchers at Berkeley Lab were on the list of 44 recipients announced today as recipients of the Early Career Research Program award managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.