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Q&A: Berkeley Lab Physics Researcher Discusses New Higgs Boson Result

June 4th, 2018

Jennet Dickinson, a graduate student researcher at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, explains her role in a new particle physics result, announced today, that relates to the Higgs boson and it’s interaction with another particle, the top quark.

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Supercomputers Provide New Window Into the Life and Death of a Neutron

May 30th, 2018

A team led by Berkeley Lab researchers has enlisted powerful supercomputers to calculate a quantity, known as the “nucleon axial coupling” or gA, that is central to our understanding of a neutron’s lifetime.

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New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering

May 29th, 2018

New approach is faster than the current way to predict the behavior of pathways, and promises to speed up the development of biomolecules for many applications in addition to commercially viable biofuels, such as drugs that fight antibiotic-resistant infections and crops that withstand drought.

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Graphene Layered With Magnetic Materials Could Drive Ultrathin Spintronics

May 28th, 2018

Researchers working at Berkeley Lab coupled graphene, a monolayer form of carbon, with thin layers of magnetic materials like cobalt and nickel to produce exotic behavior in electrons that could be useful for next-generation computing applications.

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Diamond ‘Spin-Off’ Tech Could Lead to Low-Cost Medical Imaging and Drug Discovery Tools

May 18th, 2018

An international team led by scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds and potentially enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets.

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Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction

May 16th, 2018

Scientists at Berkeley Lab, including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. Their work is by far the largest functional genomics study of bacteria ever published.

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Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

May 14th, 2018

The Planck Team – including researchers in the Computational Research and Physics divisions at Berkeley Lab – and its Principal Investigators Nazzareno Mandolesi and Jean-Loup Puget, have been awarded the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize.