The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will produce a 3-D space map using a hive of robots. The robots are in development at Berkeley Lab, the lead of the DESI collaboration, and the University of Michigan. More>
It has been calculated that just 83 Black women have received a Ph.D. in physics-related fields in American history. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a cosmologist at MIT, was the 63rd. She spoke to the Huffington Post about why her work for organizations such as the National Society of Black Physicists is just as important as doing her science. More>
Nikos Kyrpides, head of the JGI Prokaryote Super Program, and recent recipient of the Van Niel International Prize in Bacterial Systematics, reflects on 10 years of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system with nods to CRD’s Victor Markowitz and NERSC, and looks at future directions. More>
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