Today at Berkeley Lab

PBD’s Jennifer Doudna Honored by Princess of Asturias Foundation

Physical bioscientist Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier of Hannover Medical School have received the 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Their CRISPR/Cas9 system enables the genome to be rewritten and defective genes to be corrected very economically with an unprecedented level of precision. More>

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CRD’s Patterson Honored for Technology That Enabled Personal Computing

David Patterson was recognized for his participation in the seminal 1981 development of Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), technology that revolutionized the way microprocessors function. The change would eventually enable personal workstations and later mobile computing. More>

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Adam Bradford Earns Safety Recognition Award for New Safety Barrier

When Building Manager Adam Bradford noticed a distracted worker coming too close to the edge of the loading dock between Buildings 70 and 70A one day he identified this safety issue to Facilities and EH&S staff. Bradford received a Safety recognition award for his efforts. More>

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Lab Scientists Receive Lawrence Awards

David Schlegel, Peidong Yang, Carolyn Bertozzi and Jizhong Zhou, who are all affiliated with Berkeley Lab, were among nine scientists named by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as recipients of the 2015 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, DOE’s highest scientific honor. Awardees will receive a medal and a $20,000 honorarium. More>

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Physics Division’s David Nygren Receives Aldo Menzione Prize

The prize is awarded every three years, coinciding with the Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors on May 25 in Italy, sponsored by the Frontier Detector for Frontier Physics Association. Nygren was recognized for his work on the Time Projection Chamber.

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Energy Secretary Honors Lab Scientists for ACME and OSCARS

Ernest Moniz has awarded earth scientist Bill Collins (left) for leading the ACME climate modeling project, and the software team that developed OSCARS, a service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for researchers, led by Bill Johnston, with DOE Secretarial Honor Awards. More>

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Director Alivisatos Elected to American Philosophical Society

The director is part of a 2015 class that includes such names as economist Thomas Piketty, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp. The group is the country’s first learned society. Alivisatos is part of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences group of awardees. More>

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PBD’s Kuriyan Honored by the Royal Society

Physical bioscientist John Kuriyan was recently elected to the Royal Society as a Foreign Member in recognition of his discoveries pertaining to the structure and function of enzymes and molecular switches integral to cell signaling and DNA replication. More>

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Jain, Ushizima Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

Anubhav Jain of the Energy Technologies Area and Dani Ushizima of the Computational Research Division will each receive $2.5 million grants over five years to cover year-round salary plus research expenses. The awards seek to support exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work. More>

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Barbara Jacak Inducted Into ARCS Hall of Fame

The Alumni Hall of Fame honors ARCS scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and to increase our nation’s scientific competitiveness. ARCS provides financial support to undergrad and grad students in science. Jacak was an ARCS scholar from the class of 1975. More>

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