May 10: The U.S. Senate confirmed UC Merced professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be the new director of the Office of Science in the federal Department of Energy.
We Share the Best Practices and Nurture Brilliant Research
at the Nation's User Research Facilities
WHAT IS A USER RESEARCH FACILITY?
Following World War I the United States made the strategic decision to invest in complex, large scale scientific facilities to ensure America’s leadership role in science. These include particle and nuclear physics accelerators, synchrotron light sources, neutron scattering facilities, supercomputers and high-speed computer networks, nanoscale science research centers, genome sequencing facilities, and advanced resources in imaging and analysis for biological and environmental systems. These assets are made available to scientists to nurture discoveries that support our national security and improve humanity.
Over the last 70+ years this crucial network of “User Research Facilities” have become sources of fundamental discoveries that shape the path of science for the world.
The Society for Science at User Research Facilities exists to connect these facilities to share best practices, provide trainings, advocate for streamlined communications, promote efficient data access and engage the scientific community.
Latest News From The SSURF Network
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are designing and testing small-molecule antivirals that block the virus’s ability to reproduce.
CFN & ALS researchers uncover new avenue for overcoming the performance decline that occurs with repeated charge-discharge cycling.
ALCF Director of Science Katherine Riley was among the HPC professionals named to the annual list for their roles in driving innovation in the field.
This OSTP summit will convene fusion energy leaders from government, industry, academia, and other stakeholder groups to showcase progress made and have inclusive conversations about an updated fusion strategy.
Event builds on the results of the milestone Aug. 8, 2021, NIF ICF experiment that produced 1.35 megajoules of energy.
Among the collaborators are scientists working at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory,