A number of Berkeley Lab researchers were honored for their research and contributions to the field of high performance computing (HPC) at this year’s SC15 Conference. Held Nov. 15-20 in Austin, Texas. They include Kathy Yelick, David Bailey, Horst Simon, AydÍn Buluç, Luther Martin, and Lenny Oliker. More>
Biosciences Distinguished Scientist Mina Bissell accepted the award, the oldest award conferred by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, last month at the Symposium on Fundamental Cancer Research. The award is conferred annually on a physician or scientist who has made distinguished contributions to cancer research.
Uli Dahmen, Peter Denes and Kenneth Downing are the recipients of the 2015 Berkeley Lab Prize − Lifetime Achievement Award for their scientific advances and leadership in making Berkeley Lab among the world’s forefront centers for electron microscopy. More>
The awards recognize achievement in the following areas: scientific, early scientific career, safety, service, tech transfer, operations, outreach, diversity, societal impact, and the new “Berkeley Lab Citation,” which honors service to Berkeley Lab and the network of DOE labs. Staff are invited to a Dec. 2 ceremony. Go here to see the winners in each category.
The technologies may lead to advances in healthcare, transportation, and energy production, to name a few possible applications. Presented by R&D Magazine, the R&D 100 Awards recognize the year’s top 100 technology products from industry, academia, and government-sponsored research. These awards bring the Lab’s total to 80. More>
Parker was awarded the 2015 Glenn Knoll Radiation Instrumentation Outstanding Achievement Award by the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. Since Sherwood was unable to travel to San Diego, a live broadcast of the ceremony was arranged and a few of his colleagues got together to celebrate with him. More>
Jessica Granderson was recognized in the category of Research Leadership for her cutting-edge work in building controls, automation, and analytics to develop innovative solutions for commercial buildings. The awards are administered by the MIT Energy Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Energy. More>
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, the Kamioka Liquid-scintillator Antineutrino Detector, and the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment were among five neutrino experiments awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. All three were made possible by essential contributions from Berkeley Lab scientists and engineers. More>
Elizabeth Bautista was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women’s Network. The award was announced as part of the Filipina Leadership Global Summit held last month. At NERSC, Bautista also manages a paid internship program for students and conducts outreach to schools. More>
Bryan McCloskey (ETA) received the Science Award Electrochemistry from BASF and Volkswagon for his “outstanding research in the area of lithium-oxygen batteries.” His works has “decisively contributed to the deeper understanding” of these batteries. The award includes a prize of 50,000 euros. More>