The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, today announced that 489 of its members, among them nine scientists at Berkeley Lab, have been named Fellows. This lifetime honor, which follows a nomination and review process, recognizes scientists, engineers, and innovators for their distinguished achievements in research and other disciplines toward the advancement or applications of science.
Borrowing a page from high-energy physics and astronomy textbooks, a team of physicists and computer scientists at Berkeley Lab has successfully adapted and applied a common error-reduction technique to the field of quantum computing.
In this Q&A, Sinéad Griffin, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division and Molecular Foundry, shares her thoughts on her search for light dark matter, the ultimate materials design challenge, and Berkeley Lab’s collaborative “team science” culture.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have found a way to generate single, identical photons on demand. The precisely controlled photon source, made from an atomically thin semiconducting material, could aid the development of advanced quantum communication.
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have developed a new technique for fabricating tiny circuits from ultrathin materials for next-generation electronics, such as rewritable, low-power memory circuits.
The Berkeley Lab-led center will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world. It will also energize the nation’s research community to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum R&D and accelerate the transfer of technologies from the lab to the marketplace.
Kristin Persson, a senior faculty scientist in the Energy Storage & Distributed Resources Division within the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab and director of the Materials Project, has been named director of the Molecular Foundry. Her appointment is effective August 15, 2020.
A Berkeley Lab-led research team’s surprising discovery could lead to new electronic materials that surpass the limitations imposed by Moore’s Law, which predicted in 1975 that the number of transistors packed into a silicon computer chip would double every two years.
A team of scientists led by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley has demonstrated a powerful new technique that uses light to measure how electrons move and interact within 2D materials. Their finding could lead to new approaches for quantum devices.
A team of researchers co-led by Berkeley Lab has observed unusually long-lived wavelike electrons called “plasmons” in a new class of electronically conducting material. Plasmons are important for determining the optical and electronic properties of metals for the development of new sensors and communication devices.