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A trio of physicists – including Uroš Seljak of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – has been awarded the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize for their work studying the large-scale structure of the universe as well as the properties of its first instant of existence.

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Supernovae Twins Open Up New Possibilities for Precision Cosmology

May 6th, 2021

Cosmologists have found a way to double the accuracy of measuring distances to supernova explosions – one of their tried-and-true tools for studying the mysterious dark energy that is making the universe expand faster and faster.

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Meet EcoPOD: Berkeley Lab’s High-Tech Growing Chamber

April 28th, 2021

The soil, microbes, air, and water surrounding every individual plant is actually a bustling miniature environment that can tell us a great deal about important, large-scale ecological processes. Our scientists have developed a ground-breaking new way to study it.

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Berkeley Lab Biologist N. Louise Glass Elected into the National Academy of Sciences

April 27th, 2021

N. Louise Glass, a renowned fungal researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division and at UC Berkeley, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) alongside 119 other distinguished new members and 30 international members.

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Ion Beams Mean a Quantum Leap for Color-Center Qubits

April 27th, 2021

A new way to form self-aligned ‘color centers’ promises scalability to over 10,000 qubits for applications in quantum sensing and quantum computing.

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Going Beyond Qubits: New Study Demonstrates Key Components for a Qutrit-Based Quantum Computer

April 26th, 2021

Team led by Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists builds a new type of quantum processor capable of information scrambling like that theorized within black holes.

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The Future Looks Bright for Infinitely Recyclable Plastic

April 22nd, 2021

Plastics are ubiquitous, but they’re not practical. Less than 10% are recycled, and the other ~8 billion tons are creating a pollution crisis. A Berkeley Lab team is determined to change that. A new analysis shows producing and recycling their game-changing new plastic could be easy and cheap enough to leave old plastics in the dust.