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The What's New page contains information about recent developments on Department of Energy (DOE) Research and Development (R&D) Accomplishments, including additions of Database reports, Snapshots, Featured Topics, and other related topics of interest. It is divided into general categories: Recently Added Features , Recently Added Database Reports, and Recently Added Laureates.

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Recently Added Features

In 1932, Carl David Anderson discovered the positron, a positive charged electron, and confirmed Dirac’s concept of matter and antimatter.  This discovery took place in a cloud chamber surrounded by an electromagnet that was designed and built by Anderson.  For his discovery, Anderson received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics. [added 10/2014]

While at Stanford, Robert Hofstadter conducted research about elastic and inelastic scattering of high energy electrons by atomic nuclei.  He showed that the proton and the neutron were non-point particles and therefore possessed structure.  Hofstadter was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work. [added 8/2014]

Chen Ning Yang shared the 1957 Nobel Prize for Physics for his “penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles"  At Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) he and Tsung Dao Lee interpreted results of particle decay experiments and discovered that the fundamental and supposedly absolute law of parity conservation had been violated. [added 5/2014]


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Recently Added Laureates

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