Art Rosenfeld, the “Godfather of Energy,” was honored recently in Taiwan as the 2016 recipient of the Tang Prize for Sustainable Development. Due to health reasons, the prize was accepted on Rosenfeld’s behalf by Ashok Gadgil of the Energy Technologies Area. Gadgil also delivered the Tang Prize Lecture on Rosenfeld’s behalf. More>
The award, sponsored by the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society, was established to help promote retention of women in science. Chemical scientist Rebecca Abergel is among the 2017 recipients. Watch Abergel explain creating a pill to treat radiation exposure at a 2014 Science at the Theater event.
Christian Ohm was honored for “outstanding contributions to the success of the prompt reconstruction at Tier 1, in particular in support of 2015 running.” Laura Jeanty and Karolos Potamianos were recognized for “outstanding contributions to the successful commissioning and operation of the Pixel Detector for the start-up of Run 2.” More>
The Franklin Institute Awards — founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1824 — recognize science and technology accomplishments. Cohen was honored “for atomic-scale calculations of the properties of materials so detailed that new materials and their mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties can be predicted in agreement with experiments.” More>
Miquel Salmeron received the Berkeley Lab Prize — Lifetime Achievement Award for advancing the understanding of surfaces in relation to their environment. Awards were also given for science, early scientific career, safety, service, tech transfer, operations, outreach, diversity, society impact, and the Berkeley Lab Citation. Go here for more on Salmeron, and here for other prize winners.
Rachel Lance received a Hero Card from a colleague after he heard her recount how she reported a tripping hazard in a heavily used elevator to a safety professional, and it was promptly fixed. Lance’s Hero Card was entered into the Lab’s quarterly Safety Culture raffle, and she came up a winner. More>
Borrill was honored for “conceiving and implementing the mission-critical high performance computing system for Planck data analysis.” The Planck satellite mission is a joint project between the European Space Agency and NASA. Borrill has served as the U.S. team’s computational systems architect for more than 10 years. More>
Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division Director Wim Leemans received the IEEE Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award. Leemans, an IEEE Fellow, was cited “for pioneering development of laser-plasma accelerators.” He is also director of the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center, a leading laboratory in laser-plasma accelerator development. More>
Peter Denes received the Keithly Award, Eli Rotenberg and Steve Kevan received the Davisson-Germer Prize, Howard Matis received the Excellence in Physics Education Award, and Cameron Geddes, Christoph Steier, Kathryn Zurek, Mina Aganagic, Robert Lucchese, and Feng Wang were named fellows. More>
Jens Birkholzer, Energy Geosciences Division Director, was recognized at the 2016 Geological Society of America’s Annual meeting as a newly elected GSA Fellow which is an honor bestowed on the best of the geosciences profession. More>