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Ken’ichi Nomoto is a recipient of the 2015 Marcel Grossmann Award for his pioneering work in uncovering the role of binary systems in the evolution of massive stars.


A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics.


New Solar Energy Research Center will foster development of fuels from sunlight; building will be named for Steven Chu, former Berkeley Lab Director and Energy Secretary.


Researchers have come a step closer to building one of the world’s advanced dark matter detectors after a crucial government review.


A team of astronomers observe a supernova smash into its companion star; resulting ultraviolet pulse points to supernova’s origin story.


Seeking to expand how we observe and understand the universe where we live, the National Science Foundation today helped dedicate the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatories (Advanced LIGO) at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Wash.


Microlenses—with widths one hundredth of a human hair—set the stage for minuscule cameras, microscopes and novel devices.


Researchers have created nanodevices that can reveal the shape of individual molecules.


Berkeley Lab researchers discover 1-dimensional conducting channels in bilayer graphene.


Researchers celebrated the new clean room, where they will begin to assemble the largest digital camera ever built.