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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 focused on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology to 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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Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Planck Team — which includes researchers in the Lab’s Computational Research and Physics divisions — has been awarded the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize. The prize honors “groundbreaking work in the fields of cosmology, genetics, and neuroscience that inspires and enables fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.” More>

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Lab Honored for Work on Zero Net Energy Buildings

Berkeley Lab was recently honored with a Green Leadership Award at the 12th Annual Green California Summit in Sacramento. The Lab’s Energy Technologies Area was highlighted for innovative breakthroughs in the energy efficiency category for research aimed at helping California meet its zero net energy building goals, while ensuring adequate indoor air quality and ventilation. More>

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Berkeley Chemists Win Prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards

The award winners include Christopher Chang, John Hartwig, Daniel Neumark, and Dean Toste, all with the Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division, and who hold joint appointments at UC Berkeley. The Royal Society of Chemistry chooses award winners for the originality and impact of their research, or for their contributions to the chemical sciences industry or chemistry education. More>

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Vetri Velan Wins APS Award; Honorable Mention for Peter Madigan

Vetri Velan of the Physics Division won the Graduate Instrumentation Research Award from the GIRA program for his proposal on “Measurement of Light and Heat Signal Yields in Superfluid 4He With Calorimetric Readout.” GIRA was established by the American Physical Society. Peter Madigan, also with the Physics Division, won an honorable mention for his proposal. More>

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Lab-Affiliated Scientists Elected as National Academy of Sciences Members

Kristie Boering, Judith Campisi, Ehud “Udi” Isacoff, and Michael Manga are among the group of 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Boering, Isacoff, and Manga are also professors at UC Berkeley. More>

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