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What if human analysis, combined with machine learning, could advance the study of the universe? The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Fermilab scientist Brian Nord a $2.5 million Early Career Research Award to explore that possibility. Nord has envisioned a new hybrid data-analysis method to undertake the project. It integrates the strengths of artificial intelligence and interpretations of statistics in ways that could potentially advance the studies of cosmology.

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The DOE’s Office of Science has selected two Fermilab scientists to receive the 2021 DOE Early Career Research Award, now in its 12th year. Farah Fahim and Brian Nord have received the prestigious award, which is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early years.

On Feb. 25, we honored employees for their technological innovations in a celebration of inventors, creators and entrepreneurs at Fermilab’s annual Inventor Recognition Awards Ceremony. As part of a celebration, which was dedicated to Fermilab pioneer Alvin Tollestrup, we recognized nine Fermilab inventors who earned patents in 2020, 25 who submitted disclosures, and several unsung heroes.

Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m. for a brief online ceremony celebrating innovation at Fermilab and honoring more than 30 individuals who received patents or filed Records of Invention during calendar year 2020. The event is open to all interested employees.  Please mark the day and time on your calendar. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the event. Register for the ceremony.