Nick Reichart was only a few months into his year-long graduate research project at the JGI when the pandemic interrupted his plans. Reichart was working with Tanja Woyke and Bob Bowers through the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program, which awards graduate students the opportunity to pursue part of their thesis research […]
Archives for May 2021
Five scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to receive funding through the Early Career Research Program (ECRP). Two of these scientists, Marcos Turqueti and Benjamin Cole, have served as WD&E mentors.
Tune in to learn about LBNL’s state-of-the-art facilities and how they are advancing fundamental science, driving innovation, and improving the world we live in. BLUR mentor Michael Johnson will be featured.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab who previously identified potentially harmful emissions from electronic cigarettes are now identifying the potential health risks of vaping cannabis. The research was led by Berkeley Lab scientist and SULI mentor Hugo Destaillats.
A new study led by Berkeley Lab has provided the first physical evidence that warmer temperatures lead to a significant drop in the stored carbon stock in deep forest soils. SULI mentors Margaret Torn and Jennifer Soong led an experiment in California’s Sierra Nevada forest and found that the carbon content in subsoils dropped 33% […]
Berkeley Lab’s next supercomputer will be an HPE Cray system named “Perlmutter” in honor of Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at Berkeley Lab who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to research showing that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Perlmutter is a SULI mentor.
A group of scientists who study the interactions between plants and microbes have released a new study detailing the dynamic relationships between soil-dwelling protists and developing plants, demonstrating that soil protists respond to plant signals much like bacteria do. SULI mentor Javier A. Ceja Navarro contributed to this study.
ETA scientist and WD&E mentor Ronnen Levinson has helped the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) draft a pilot credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools, and commercial buildings to mitigate urban heat islands.
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will capture and study the light from tens of millions of galaxies and other distant objects in the universe. David Schlegel, along with other SULI mentors, are contributing to this project.
A paper on nanocrystals was recently published in Science. Jacob Waelder, a former SULI intern, now at the University of Washington, and his mentor Peter Ercius contributed research to the study.
Ravi Prasher, the associate lab director for ETA, shares his thoughts about the Area’s mission and priorities on the Next 90.
An experiment to capture unprecedented 3D images of the trajectories of charged particles has been demonstrated using cosmic rays as they strike and travel through a cryostat filled with a ton of liquid argon. The results confirm the capabilities of a novel detector technology for particle physics developed by researchers, including SULI mentor Dan Dwyer, […]
An article celebrates IceCube’s first decade. Berkeley Lab scientists, including SULI mentor Spencer Klein, played a significant role in IceCube’s conception and construction, and continue to play an integral role in data analysis
A recent study co-authored by Dan Martin, a Berkeley Lab computational scientist and VFP mentor, combines a large number of computer models with statistical techniques to explore the land ice contribution to sea-level in the 21st century arising from the world’s glaciers and the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.
Interns, guests, and WD&E staff gathered via ZOOM and Fourwaves for the Spring 2021 Intern Poster Session. On April 28, interns around the United States sat in front of their screens and turned on their webcams. Thanks to BLUR, SULI, and CCI, these interns spent their 16-week term collaborating with Berkeley Lab’s researchers on original […]
On May 18, a group of expert’s including ETA Sumanjeet Kaur will discuss how extreme heat impacts Californians and ways to equitably mitigate this increasingly common climate-related disaster. Kaur has served as a SULI mentor.
Several Berkeley Lab scientists, including Greg Aldering and Saul Perlmutter, have published research on new techniques that will allow others to study dark energy with greatly improved precision and accuracy. Both are former WD&E mentors: Aldering has mentored VFP interns, Perlmutter has mentored SULI interns.