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Cyclotron Road Announces 2022 Cohort of Scientist-Entrepreneur Fellows

A new cohort of 11 scientists and engineers will join the prestigious two-year fellowship program at Cyclotron Road based at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

A 50% Reduction in Emissions by 2030 Can be Achieved. Here’s How

To prevent the worst outcomes from climate change, the U.S. will need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in the next eight years. Scientists from around the nation have developed a blueprint for success.

James Strait Named Project Director of Next Generation Cosmic Microwave Background Project

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has selected James (Jim) Strait, a Fermilab physicist with a long history of managing large international scientific projects, to serve as the Project Director of the next-generation experiment Cosmic Microwave Background Stage 4, also known as CMB-S4.

Physicists Announce First Results from Daya Bay’s Final Dataset

The Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment has produced the most precise measurement yet of theta13, a key parameter for understanding how neutrinos change their “flavor.” The result will help physicists explore some of the biggest mysteries surrounding matter and the nature of the universe.

Berkeley Lab Researchers to Provide Leadership and Expertise in Net Zero World Action Center

Berkeley Lab experts will play leading managerial and technical roles in the recently established Net Zero World Action Center to bolster DOE’s Net Zero World Initiative (NZWI). The NZW Action Center brings together 10 DOE national laboratories, nine U.S. government agencies, and philanthropy organizations to promote net zero emission energy systems around the world that are inclusive, equitable, and resilient.

New Silicon Nanowires Can Really Take the Heat

A Berkeley Lab-led research team has demonstrated an ultrathin silicon nanowire that conducts heat 150% more efficiently than conventional materials used in advanced chip technologies. The device could enable smaller, faster, energy-efficient microelectronics.

Four Berkeley Lab Scientists Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Four Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists and an affiliate scientist have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious organization honoring excellence in science, the humanities and arts, and policy and communication.

2 Berkeley Lab Physicists Elected into the National Academy of Sciences

Joel Moore and Joseph W. Orenstein of the Materials Sciences Division have been elected into the National Academy of Sciences. They join 120 scientists and engineers from the U.S. and 30 from across the world as new lifelong members and foreign associates.

Skyrmions on the Rise – New 2D Material Advances Low-Power Computing

A team co-led by Berkeley Lab has discovered a new ultrathin material with exotic magnetic features called skyrmions. The new material could enable the next generation of tiny, fast, energy-efficient electronic devices.

CUORE Team Places New Limits on the Bizarre Behavior of Neutrinos

Researchers at the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) announced this week that they had placed some of the most stringent limits yet on the strange possibility that the neutrino is its own antiparticle. CUORE has spent the last three years patiently waiting to see evidence of a distinctive nuclear decay process, only possible if neutrinos and antineutrinos are the same particle. Their new data shows that this decay doesn’t happen for trillions of trillions of years, if it happens at all.