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Two Berkeley Lab Researchers Named 2011 Sloan Fellows

February 17, 2011

Two researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division have been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, given annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to scientists, mathematicians and economists who are at an early stage of their research careers. The awardees will receive a $50,000 grant over the next two years to pursue any line of research they choose. The new fellows from Berkeley Lab are: Per-Olof Persson, CRD Mathematics Group… Read More »

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A Clearer Picture of Carbon Sequestration

January 31, 2011

Fossil fuel-fired power plants, such as this coal-fired one, are major sources of CO2 emissions, the main culprit in manmade climate change. Despite progress in clean energy, Americans will continue to rely on fossil fuels for years to come. In fact, coal-, oil- and natural gas-fired power plants will generate 69 percent of U.S. electricity as late as 2035, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Such sobering projections have sparked a wide range of proposals for keeping the… Read More »