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Director’s Achievement Awards Announced

Carl Haber and Richard Russo received the Berkeley Lab Prize — Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards were also given for Science, Early Scientific Career, Safety, Service, Tech Transfer, Operations, Outreach, Diversity, Societal Impact, and the Berkeley Lab Citation. An awards ceremony takes place Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. All staff are invited. It will be streamed live.

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Three Lab Researchers Elected as American Physical Society Fellows

Christian Bauer (Physics Division), Bill Collins (Earth and Environmental Sciences Area), and Ernst Paul Sichtermann (Nuclear Science Division) are among the recipients of 2017 APS fellowships. Lab-affiliated researchers who received fellowships via UC Berkeley include Daniel McKinsey and Yasunori Nomura (Physics Division), and Dan Kasen (Nuclear Science). Go here for a complete list of fellows and their citations.

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Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry is a Former NERSC Researcher

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists central to the development of cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM), a technique used to reveal the structures of large organic molecules at high resolution. Among them was Joachim Frank, whose work involved running computations at NERSC. More>

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Berkeley Lab Tech Brings Nobel-Winning Cryo-EM Into Sharper Focus

Berkeley Lab played a key role in the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry, honoring the development of cryo-EM, an imaging technique that has launched the fields of structural biology and biochemistry into an exciting new era of discovery. More>

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How Berkeley Lab Software Helped Lead to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to scientists in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration who discovered gravitational waves. Software tools developed by researchers in the Lab’s Computational Research Division played a key role in enabling the analysis of the vast quantities of data generated by LIGO. More> ESnet also had a part to play. Go here to learn more.

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Carolyn Larabell to Receive Shirley Award at ALS User Meeting

Carolyn Larabell has been selected by the Advanced Light Source Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) to receive the 2017 David A. Shirley Award for “Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the ALS” at the upcoming ALS User Meeting for establishing the National Center for X-Ray Tomography, and for her work pioneering soft X-ray tomography for imaging cells in their fully hydrated, functional state. More>.

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Liang Wu Receives Michelson Postdoctoral Prize

Liang Wu, a postdoc in the Materials Sciences Division, has been awarded the 2017 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize for his experimental studies of topological materials. The award is named after America’s first Nobel Laureate in science, Albert Michelson. Wu was in residence at Case Western Reserve University and delivered the annual Michelson Prize lectures. More>

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Amy Herr Named a ‘Visionary’ by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

Biosciences’ Amy Herr is one of three recipients of the “Visionary of the Year” award. The honor is bestowed to local innovators tackling real-world challenges with “imagination and persistence.” Herr’s research focuses on tools to analyze the levels of various proteins within single cells, which could aid the treatment of diseases such as cancer. More>

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Arian Aghajanzadeh Receives Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellowship

Arian Aghajanzadeh, with ETA’s Building & Industrial Applications Department, has been selected to participate in the highly competitive Clean Energy Leadership Institute’s Fall 2017 Fellowship Training Program. He develops methodologies and software tools for demand response potential and energy efficiency impact estimation. More>

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Nikos Kyrpides Named 2018 ASM USFCC/J. Roger Porter Awardee

This award recognizes outstanding efforts by a scientist who has demonstrated the importance of microbial biodiversity through sustained curatorial or stewardship activities for a major resource by the scientific community. Kyrpides, with the Joint Genome Institute, will be honored at the 2018 ASM Microbe Meeting. More>

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