Honors & Awards
The SLAC scientists will each receive $2.5 million for their research on fusion energy and advanced radiofrequency technology.
Both are professors at Stanford and SLAC, where Martinez is an investigator with the Stanford PULSE Institute.
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 400 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
The early-career award honors a promising leader in X-ray free-electron laser research.
In more than 185 experimental runs at SLAC’s synchrotron, he has pushed the envelope of both techniques and science.
Using SLAC’s X-ray synchrotron SSRL, Cao improves fundamental knowledge about how a new lithium-ion battery material works, which will help enable safer, longer-lasting devices.
Former Stanford and UC-Berkeley physicist is honored for foundational research that peers into unconventional phenomena within exotic materials.
Their work will deepen our understanding of matter in extreme conditions and fundamental particle physics.
Tais Gorkhover, Michael Kagan, Kazuhiro Terao and Joshua Turner will each receive $2.5 million for research that studies fundamental particles, nanoscale objects, quantum materials and machine learning.
Bienenstock is the winner of the 2018 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize, given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).