Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab’s Heather Gray Wins IUPAP Young Scientist Award

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics announced their Young Scientist Prize winners, and among recipients in the “Particle and Fields” section is ATLAS researcher Heather Gray. She was recognized for her “strong role in the searches and initial measurements of Higgs boson interactions with quarks.” More>

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Women@The Lab Awardees Honored at Special Event

The Oscars-style celebration on June 9 filled the Building 50 Auditorium to capacity with family, friends, and colleagues who cheered as each awardee took center stage. Sixteen women were recognized for their professional accomplishments and contributions to STEM outreach. “The best science is done when you have diverse voices,” said Director Witherell at the ceremony. More>

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Berkeley Lab Physicist Wins 2018 URA Tollestrup Award

Richard Bonventre of the Lab’s Physics Division recently won the 2018 Universities Research Association (URA) Tollestrup Award for his work on the Mu2e experiment, which is based at DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The award recognizes outstanding postdoctoral research done at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. More>

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Gil Torres Awarded Safety Hero Prize

Gil Torres — Materials Sciences’ building manager — is one of the latest recipients of Berkeley Lab’s quarterly Safety Hero $50 raffle prize in recognition for his efforts to lessen a trip hazard on a ramp near the entrance to Building 66. The Safety Hero Prize draws from Berkeley Lab’s Hero Card program.

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6 Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

Six Berkeley Lab scientists have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to receive significant funding for research through its Early Career Research Program. The six Berkeley Lab recipients are among 84 awardees selected this year, including 30 from DOE’s national laboratories. More>

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DOE Awards Berkeley Lab $800,000 for Low-Cost Desalination System

A team led by ETA’s Robert Kostecki is one of 14 awardees whose research is focused on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology reach new markets, including areas that are not connected to the electric grid. More>

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Carl Haber Awarded ‘Aldo Menzione’ Prize for Detector Development

On May 31, the Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics Association awarded Lab physicist Carl Haber the 2018 Aldo Menzione Prize at the 2018 Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors in recognition of his distinguished contributions to detector technique development. More>

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Women @ The Lab Honorees Announced; Awards Event on July 9

Sixteen women from across the Lab areas have been selected as “Women @ The Lab” honorees. The program recognizes women at the Lab who demonstrate dedication, talent, STEM contributions, and commitment to the Lab’s mission. An awards ceremony will be held on Monday, July 9, at 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. All employees are invited.

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Lab’s Jennifer Doudna Shares 2018 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, given every other year by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Kavli Foundation, was awarded this year to Jennifer Doudna of the Lab’s Biosciences Area and two colleagues who developed the powerful nanoscale tool CRISPR-Cas9 to edit DNA. More>

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Idaho State University Students Awarded Lab Computing Fellowship

A team of three international researchers from Idaho State University who are using math and statistics to help better predict cloud formation and the weather have been awarded a Computing Sciences Research Pathways Fellowship to Berkeley Lab this summer. More>

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