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Winners announced for the "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" video contest
Winners announced for the "Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research" video contest

Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA, and Director of the WGBH Science Unit; William Phillips, Physicist, Joint Quantum Institute, NIST and the University of Maryland, and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics; and Ivan Amato, Science writer, editor, and communicator, announced the winners of the “Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research” video contest.

MIT Team

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology team from the Center for Excitonics was honored for the outstanding portrayal of young scientists in their entry, “Excited About Excitons”.

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Steven Chu

The judges gave a special award, “Best with Popcorn”, to the epic “Battle Against Phonons”, created by the Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion EFRC led by the California Institute of Technology

Dennis Callahan, Raymond Weitekamp, Emily Kosten, and Koray Aydin, early career scientists in the Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion EFRC led by the California Institute of Technology, were honored for striking photography and visual impact in their entry, “Light Matters”.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory team

“Carbon in Underland”, submitted by the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2, was selected for entertaining animation and engaging explanations of carbon sequestration. Sergi Molins-Rafa, Jenny Cappuccio, Ian Bourg, and Lisa Kelly accepted the award on behalf of the entire Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory team.

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Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion led by the University of Michigan

The People's Choice Award, with 2,683 votes, went to “Heart of the Solution - Energy Frontiers”, created by the Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion led by the University of Michigan. The same video was selected by the judges for its exemplary explanation of the role of an Energy Frontier Research Center.

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