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Chicago University

Next-gen Camera for South Pole Telescope Takes Data on Early Universe

The South Pole Telescope, specially designed to measure the cosmic microwave background, is using its third-generation camera to carry out a multi-year survey to observe the earliest instants of the universe. University of Chicago professor Bradford Benson headed the effort to develop and manufacture new sensors at multiple collaborating universities around the country to build this new, ultra-sensitive camera.

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Princeton University

Raj Wins Graduate Student Fellowship from DOE to Study Lithium Ion Batteries

Abhi Raj, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of 47 recipients of a fellowship from the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. The awards support doctoral-thesis research and allow students to work for up to 12 months in one of 17 DOE laboratories.

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University of Richmond

University of Richmond Professor Jerry Gilfoyle Awarded $275,000 U.S. Department of Energy Grant for Nuclear Physics Research

This renewal grant supports the University’s electromagnetic nuclear physics program at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator facility (JLab). Located in Newport News, JLab is the newest U.S. national laboratory and recently completed a $340 million upgrade.

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