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Lab’s ACT-UP Awards Focus on Collaborative Academic Research

The ACT-UP Awards are supported by LLNL’s Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate with a focus on WCI Weapons Physics and Design Stockpile Science, Inertial Confinement Fusion, and Space national security mission. LLNL Principal Investigators include, from left to right:…

Using artificial intelligence to see the plasma benefit of fusion experiments in new ways

Two-dimensional pressure fluctuations are visualized within a magnetically confined three-dimensional fusion plasma simulation. With recent advances in machine learning techniques, these types of partial observations offer new ways to test models of reduced turbulence both in theory and in experimentation….

See plasma at the forefront of fusion experiments in new ways using artificial intelligence

To make fusion energy a viable resource for the global energy grid, researchers must understand the turbulent motion of plasmas: a mixture of ions and electrons swirling around in reactor vessels. Plasma particles, following magnetic field lines in toroidal chambers…

See the benefit of plasma fusion experiments in a new way with artificial intelligence | MIT News

To make fusion energy a viable resource for the global energy grid, researchers must understand the turbulent motion of plasmas: a mixture of ions and electrons swirling around in reactor vessels. Plasma particles, following magnetic field lines in toroidal chambers…

Sun Lab wins first major NIH grant to study iron disorders – School of Medicine News

Shengyi Iris Sun, Ph.D., joined Wayne State University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology in July 2019, and has already received his first major grant from the National Institutes….

NASA to fund LASP’s new OWLS instrument

Posted December 7, 2021 Gravity waves imprinted on the glow of the air, viewed from Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. Image Credit: Smith et al. [2020] As a great windstorm descends over a mountain range, leaves quiver from their branches, dust…

FLC partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory to promote Indigenous women in physics – The Journal

Two students selected for an internship with nuclear and particle physicists Two students from Fort Lewis College have been chosen to be the first participants in an internship program developed by the college and the Los Alamos National Laboratory to…

FLC Partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory to Promote Indigenous Women in Physics – The Durango Herald

Two students selected for an internship with nuclear and particle physicists Two students from Fort Lewis College have been chosen to be the first participants in an internship program developed by the college and the Los Alamos National Laboratory to…

BICEP3 tightens the limits of cosmic inflation

Physicists looking for signs of primordial gravitational waves by sifting through the first light in the cosmos – the cosmic diffuse background (CMB) – have reported their findings: still nothing. But far from a failure, the latest results of the…

Experiments confirm the unique response of a quantum material to circularly polarized laser light

Newswise – When the COVID-19 pandemic ended experiments at the Department of Energy’s National SLAC Accelerator Lab early last year, Shambhu Ghimire’s research group was forced to find another way to study an intriguing research target: quantum materials known as…

Experiments confirm the uniq of a quantum material

Image: Laser light is generally linearly polarized, which means that its waves oscillate in only one direction – up and down, in the example on the left. But it can also be circularly polarized, to the right, so that its…

Topological insulators conduct electricity on their surfaces but not through their interiors. – ScienceDaily

When the COVID-19 pandemic ended experiments at the Department of Energy’s National Accelerator Laboratory SLAC early last year, Shambhu Ghimire’s research group was forced to find another way to to study an intriguing research target: quantum materials known as topological…

Three scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory elected 2021 members of the American Physical Society

Left 2021 APS Fellows Eric Brown, Nathan Moody and Takeyasu Ito. Courtesy / LANL LANL News: Three scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) were elected members by the American Physical Society (APS). The new APS fellows are Eric…

Week in Tech: Opening of a living architecture laboratory in Switzerland

Romain Keller The HiLo unit The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences and Technologies (Eawag) officially inaugurated HiLo, a living laboratory…

Student experiences float over New Mexico

Student experiences float over New Mexico Press release from: Posted: Tuesday October 5 2021 University students from North and South America put their classroom knowledge and technical skills to the test when their experiences flew on a recent NASA science…

LASP rocket flight to refine NASA’s study of the Sun

Posted September 7, 2021 It is best not to look directly at the Sun, unless you are one of NASA’s Sun Observation Instruments. And even then it will cause damage. Sun exposure degrades light sensors of all kinds, from the…

Experiments prove quantum computational errors are correlated, linked to cosmic rays

In experiments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers found that fluctuations in the electrical charge of several quantum bits, or “qubits,” can be strongly correlated, as opposed to completely random and independent. The team also linked tiny disturbances causing errors…

Chinese space station prepares to host 1,000 science experiments

China launched the core of its space station in April and sent three astronauts in June. But while the space station is unlikely to be finished until late 2022, there is already a long line of experiments from around the…

Chinese space station to host 1,000 science experiments

Chinese astronaut Nie Haisheng works inside the Tianhe module.Credit: Jin Liwang / Xinhua / eyevine China launched the core of its space station in April and sent three astronauts in June. But while the space station is unlikely to be…

X-ray experiments and machine learning innovation could reduce years of battery R&D

Engineer Bruis van Vlijmen works inside Battery Informatics Lab 1070 at Arrillaga Science Center, Bldg. 57. Credit: Jacqueline Orrell / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory An X-ray instrument from the Berkeley Lab contributed to a battery study that used an innovative…