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- How to Catch a Perfect Wave: Scientists Take a Closer Look Inside the Perfect FluidScientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma – nature’s perfect fluid – evolved into the building blocks of matter during the birth of the early universe. The post How to Catch a Perfect Wave: Scientists Take a Closer Look Inside the Perfect Fluid… Read more »
- Unprecedented Plasma Lensing for High-Intensity LasersNew research on plasma lensing at BELLA helps confirm laser plasma accelerators can be scaled up as BELLA Center pushes toward higher energies The post Unprecedented Plasma Lensing for High-Intensity Lasers appeared first on News Center. Read more »
- Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power LasersThe Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and tested an innovative optical system to precisely measure and control the position and pointing angle of high-power laser beams with unprecedented accuracy The post Berkeley Lab Optical Innovation Could Calm the Jitters of High-Power Lasers… Read more »
- Bevatron Site Recognized for Historical Contributions to PhysicsThe site of the former Bevatron, a particle accelerator at Berkeley Lab that operated from 1954 to 1993, has been designated a historic site by the American Physical Society for its exemplary contributions to physics. The post Bevatron Site Recognized for Historical Contributions to Physics appeared first on News Center. Read more »
- Cabling for Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Project Reaches Halfway MarkBerkeley Lab has passed the halfway mark in the multi-year process of fabricating crucial superconducting cables as part of a project to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. This upgrade, now in progress, will greatly increase the facility’s collision rate and its scientific productivity. The post Cabling for… Read more »
- Five Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research GrantFive scientists at 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). The post Five Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research Grant appeared first on News Center. Read more »
- Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille to Lead Berkeley Lab’s Physics DivisionNathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, a cosmologist and research director at the Institute for Research on the Fundamental Laws of the Universe at the CEA Paris-Saclay research center, has been selected to serve as the next division director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Physics Division. Her appointment will be effective in late… Read more »
- Successful Start of Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Follows Record-Setting Trial RunA five-year quest to map the universe and unravel the mysteries of “dark energy” is beginning officially today, May 17, at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. The post Successful Start of Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Follows Record-Setting Trial Run appeared first on News Center. Read more »
- Detector Technology Developed at Berkeley Lab Yields Unprecedented 3D Images, Heralding Far Larger Application to Study NeutrinosAn 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. The post Detector… Read more »
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