Celebrating 15 years of featuring noteworthy accomplishments of DOE and its predecessors, including

superconductors      Eightfold Way      Ultra Violet Waterworks      Seaborg      Archaea      Manhattan Project

Feynman Diagrams      Fermi      the Buckyball      DNA      carbon dating      supernovae     magic numbers

PET      'Tennis for Two' video game      RTG      atoms      big bang      'jumping genes'      photosynthesis

Featured Scientist

Robert Hofstadter
Courtesy of The City
University of New York

Welcome to the Department of Energy (DOE) Research and Development (R&D) Accomplishments, a central forum for information about the outcomes of past DOE R&D that

  • have had significant economic impact,
  • have improved people's lives, or
  • have been widely recognized as remarkable advances in science.

An R&D accomplishment is the outcome of past DOE or predecessor research whose benefits are being realized now.

This site is comprised of the R&D Accomplishments Database, Featured Scientists/Topics pages, Laureates, Interesting Insights, and Snapshots. More information about DOE R&D Accomplishments content is available on the About page.

Remarkable advances in science are widely recognized when they lead to the Nobel Prize or the Enrico Fermi Award. Research and development accomplishments are exemplified by over one hundred ten (110) Nobel Laureates associated with the Department of Energy and/or predecessor agencies and by sixty (60) Enrico Fermi Award winners. DOE R&D Accomplishments provides information about these Nobel Laureates, the Enrico Fermi Laureates, and their outstanding achievements.

DOE R&D Accomplishments improves the visibility of DOE and predecessor accomplishments by broadening and integrating access to important advances made possible by past research and development, thus showcasing the Department's proud heritage.


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