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Luncheon lectures: Second Tuesday of the month, except December

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Energy – Whatever the weathe

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Board Members List of 2019 Board

FORNL 2018 Annual Report  March 2019 Final

Benficial Legacies:
Beneficial Legacies of the Manhattan Project June 15 2016

List of Luncheon
 Lectures: December 2018

Remembering Dr. Weinberg

Dr. Murray Rosenthal's ORNL's 13 Reactors

By-laws Feb 16 2011

Steve Stow's presentation on ORNL's History Room

ORNL Reporter


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Weekly ORNL_DOE Communications for 2-4-19

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March 24 VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed commercially for first time

March 6 Early research on existing drug compounds via supercomputing could combat coronavirus.htm

Feb 27 Polymers get caught up in love-hate chemistry of oil and water

Feb 20 ORNL, TVA sign agreement to collaborate on advanced reactor technologies

Feb 12 Hot climates to see more variability in tree leafing as temperatures rise

Feb 11 ORNL’s Kurfess elected to National Academy of Engineers

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Feb 4,2020: Please click on link inside this item: Closely spaced hydrogen atoms could facilitate superconductivity in ambient conditions

Jan 25, 2020: Polymer expert Advincula named ORNL-UT Governor’s Chair

Jan 2, 2020: ORNL researchers advance performance benchmark for quantum computers

Dec 19: Tourassi appointed director of ORNL National Center for Computational Sciences

Dec 17: Neutrons optimize high efficiency catalyst for greener approach to biofuel synthesis

Dec 12: ORNL, University of Toledo to collaborate on advanced materials, manufacturing research for vehicle applications

DaveMcVicker's Treasures from the Archives

Declared to be the World's fastest computer Summit

Pubished April 8,2018 2017 Annual Report

February 13, 2018 Annual meeting and election of board members and their biographical sketches

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