Agnieszka Sorensen, who carried out a substantial amount of her research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) under the supervision of NSD’s Volker Koch, has received the American Physical Society’s 2023 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics for her work using an innovative approach to study the speed of sound in dense nuclear matter.
It brings me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Reynold (Ren) Cooper, Staff Scientist and Deputy Program Head of the Applied Nuclear Physics Program, will be taking on the role of NSD Division Deputy, Science starting November 1, 2022. Ren has gained first-hand experience with the research across several of the NSD Programs and has established himself as a recognized leader in radiation detection and imaging applications.
I am very much looking forward to working with him to advance the vision of a more integrated and interconnected Nuclear Science Division that drives cutting edge nuclear physics while at the same time advancing nuclear science applications for societal needs.
Ren will be taking over from Dr. Alan Poon who has been serving as Division Deputy for over 4 years and who has done an incredible job in supporting three Division Directors through this period, helping to keep the division on a steady course. The whole Division and I are very grateful to Alan for his dedicated and exceptional service over the years. I wish Alan much joy in returning full time to his research in neutrino physics.
Please join me in welcoming Ren to his new role and thanking him for taking on this important duty.
Clauser’s work with NSD’s Stuart Freedman in the early 1970s helped lay the groundwork for conventional quantum mechanics.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics to Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.” Read more