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2024 National Brown Investigator Award

May 29, 2024

Caltech announces eight recipients of the 2024 National Brown Investigator award, including RASEI Fellow Gordana Dukovic. The Brown Institute for Basic Sciences at Caltech announced the 2024 class of Brown Investigators. Eight distinguished mid-career faculty who are working on fundamental challenges in the physical sciences were selected, which included RASEI...

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New Frontiers Grant Program Successes for RASEI Fellows

May 8, 2024

The CU Boulder New Frontiers Grant Program was launched in 2024. The program is designed to foster visionary groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research projects that have potential for high impact. This could include significant advances in knowledge, problem-solving or innovation that can build to new paradigms of understanding. A central column of...

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How much energy can offshore wind farms in the US produce? New study sheds light

April 25, 2024

RASEI Fellow Julie Lundquist highlights the importance of using the right tools to determine where wind turbines are placed.

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BES: Interdisciplinary opportunities in mineral sciences: from nanoscale to the moon

April 25, 2024

Steve Jacobsen | Northwestern University

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Art Nozik Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 24, 2024

Art Nozik elected to the 2024 class for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1780 to help a young nation face its challenges through shared purpose, knowledge, and ideas.The first members were selected in 1781, and in 2024 250...

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Colorado is the latest state to try turning off the electrical grid to prevent wildfires

April 12, 2024

Kyri Baker discusses the benefits and challenges of this strategy.

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Kate Anderson receives NREL Distinguished Member of Research Staff Designation

April 11, 2024

The Distinguished Member of Research Designation was established in 2020. This recognition positions individuals to take on more strategic and technical leadership roles in at NREL. This recognition is received based on researchers contributions to NREL’s missions, the respect that they have earned from their peers around the world, and...

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The Oil Machine Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

April 2, 2024

Tuesday April 9, 2024 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM

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Bacterial Disco Lights: Using light to control the movement and arrangement of cyanobacteria to form liquid crystalline active matter

March 15, 2024

This collaboration, between a bacterial biochemist and a condensed-matter physicist, uses light to control the movement and arrangement of cyanobacteria, forming two- and three-dimensional nematic liquid crystalline states that could provide significant opportunities to regulate the behavior of the bacterial systems and open up new areas in bio-manufacturing that use...

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Sustainability Research at a National Lab Article

March 8, 2024

RASEI Fellows from NREL describe their experience at NREL