For William Detmold of MIT, who uses lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQCD) to study subatomic particles, one of the most interesting aspects of the formation of the early universe is what happened in those first few minutes—a period known as the “big bang nucleosynthesis.” More>
Director Mike Witherell’s first “State of the Lab” talk will be held on August 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Building 50 Auditorium. He’ll discuss Lab-wide initiatives and several other topics, including the ideas led by the Lab at the recent DOE Big Ideas Summit. For those who can’t attend in person, go here to view a live stream.
When Technetium is heated for long-term storage, this radionuclide is able to migrate, making it difficult to meet DOE retention targets. A team including the Lab’s Wayne Lukens, and researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the DOE’s Office of River Protection, using NERSC, devised a way to retain more technetium. They added cobalt. More>
The IT Division is offering a series of training opportunities in Intro/Intermediate/Advanced Excel including a special “Excel for Science” class. Additional classes include “Advanced Arduino” and a Software Carpentry class on “Intro to the Unix Shell and Git” taught by Greg Wilson. For more information and to register go here.