Science Showcase: George F. Smoot and Roger D. Kornberg
George F. Smoot won the 2006
Nobel Prize in Physics.
George F. Smoot and Roger D. Kornberg have joined the growing list of Nobel Laureates associated with DOE. Smoot won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in blackbody and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Smoot is an astrophysicist at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and a UC Berkeley physics professor. He shared the award with John C. Mather of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Roger D. Kornberg of Stanford University won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription. A significant portion of Kornberg's research leading to this prize was performed at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL), a Department of Energy (DOE)-supported research facility located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).
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Featured Smoot Documents, from OSTI's Information Bridge
- An integral field spectrograph for SNAP supernova studies
- The MAXIMA and MAXIPOL experiments
- The SNAP near infrared detectors
- SNAP Satellite Focal Plane Development
- Design and testing of a superfluid liquid helium cooling loop
- Low-frequency measurements of the CMB (cosmic microwave background) spectrum
- The Astromag Superconducting Magnet Facility Configured for a FreeFlying Satellite
- SNAP telescope
- The ASTROMAG superconducting magnet facility configured for a free flying satellite
- Measurements of retractable gas-cooled 6061 aluminum electrical leads operating in a vacuum
- Measurements of Retractable Gas-Cooled 6061 Aluminum ElectricalLeads Operating in a Vacuum
- SNAP focal plane
- The Spectrumof the Cosmic Background Radiation: Early and RecentMeasurements from the White Mountain Research Station
- Design and Testing of a Superfluid Liquid Helium CoolingLoop
- Review of Cosmic Background Radiation Spectrum Measurements:Limits on Distortions, Energy Release, and Cosmological Processes
- Technical Aspects of a Germanium Calorimeter for Space-BorneGamma-Ray Detection
- The Cryogenic System for the ASTROMAG Test Coil
- Technology Development for a Neutrino AstrophysicalObservatory
- Spectrum of the cosmic background radiation: early and recent measurements from the White Mountain Research Station
- Review of cosmic background radiation spectrum measurements: limits on distortions, energy release, and cosmological processes
Featured Kornberg documents from OSTI's Energy Citations Database
- Elastic pion Compton scattering
- Two DNA-binding factors recognize specific sequences at silencers, upstream activating sequences, autonomously replicating sequences, and telomeres in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Architecture of RNA polymerase II and implacations for the transcription mechanism
- Structural basis of transcription: Nucleotide selection by rotation in the RNA polymerase II active center
- Structural Basis of Eukaryotic Gene Transcription
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