Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Eli Yablonovitch, PI on the STC Center for Energy Efficient Electronics at UC Berkeley, has won the 2016 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize. The award citation states: "For seminal achievements in solar cells and strained quantum well lasers, and especially for creating the field of photonic crystals, spanning both fundamental science and practical applications of that science.” More info is on the APS website: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?last_nm=Yablonovitch&first_nm=Eli&year=2016
Magnetic Chips to Dramatically Increase Computing's Energy Efficiency?
R&D Magazine, 03/14/16
In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate with the lowest fundamental level of energy dissipation possible under the laws of thermodynamics…"Making transistors go faster was requiring too much energy," said Bokor, who is also the deputy director the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, a Science and Technology Center at UC Berkeley funded by the National Science Foundation. "The chips were getting so hot they'd just melt."
A new publication from researchers in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines in the Dec. 11th issue of Science and also featured on the cover:
- Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction, Science
- Science cover photo
- The scientific paper has been covered today by the New York Times and Washington Post
and MIT News:
- A Learning Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities
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The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education.
Centers provide a rich environment for encouraging future scientists, engineers, and educators to take risks in pursuing discoveries and new knowledge. STCs foster excellence in education by integrating education and research, and by creating bonds between learning and inquiry so that discovery and creativity fully support the learning process.
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