Former Berkeley Lab physicist David Nygren is the co-recipient of the American Physical Society’s inaugural “Particles and Fields Instrumentation Award” for his invention in the 1970s of the Time Project Chamber, a cornerstone of particle and nuclear physics experiments. Veljko Radeka of Brookhaven National Lab was the co-recipient. More>
Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering that neutrinos have mass. McDonald conducted his research at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). The Lab’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Divisions played a major role in the design and construction of SNO, and collaborated scientifically. More>
Materials scientist Peidong Yang is one of 24 new MacArthur Fellows. Yang, who is also the co-director of the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute, was cited for “opening new horizons for tackling the global challenge of clean, renewable energy sources through transformative advances in the science of semiconductor nanowires and nanowire photonics.” More>
Sarah Richardson is among those who received a “Business Person of the Year” award from the Eden Area Regional Occupation Program. She was honored for work with students in the program’s biotechnology classes and commitment to increasing the awareness of STEM fields among underrepresented students. More>
Kostecki was honored for his groundbreaking work in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, photocatalysis and water treatment technologies, which often helped bridge the gap between fundamental science and applications of significant technological importance. More>
The award honors the pioneering scientific accomplishments and spirit of the late Professor Cohn — the first female president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology — and recognizes scientists that have made substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches. More>
The DOE’s Early Career Research Program provides support to exceptional researchers in the early years of their career. In 2015, Anubhav Jain (Energy Technologies) and Dani Ushizima (Computing) were each given up to $2.5M over five years to support their work. They share their experience in this Q&A. Attend an info brown bag on Aug. 21.
To help track the numerous accolades our talented scientists receive, submit information about these honors to the Lab’s Professional Awards database. The searchable database also includes a list of major awards, such as Nobel prizes, National Medal of Science, and National Academy of Sciences. More>
Aydın Buluç of the Computational Research Division received the IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers, which recognizes up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of scalable computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree as of January 1 of the year of the award.
For her accomplishments and exceptional career in nuclear science, Berkeley Lab’s Darleane Hoffman has been awarded the Los Alamos Medal. Hoffman began her career at Los Alamos in 1953 before moving to Berkeley. The medal honors scientists whose contributions have changed the course of science.