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PHYSICISTS TEAM UP TO LEARN HOW QUANTUM MECHANICAL STATES BREAK DOWN

AMES, Iowa—Researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Microsoft Station Q have made significant advancements in understanding a fundamental problem of quantum mechanics— one that is blocking efforts to develop practical quantum computers with processing speeds far superior to conventional computers.  Their respective theoretical and experimental studies investigate how microscopic objects lose their quantum-mechanical properties through interactions with the environment.  The results of the researchers' investigations were announced at the American Physical Society meeting held March 10-14 in New Orleans and also reported in Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science.

AMES LABORATORY/ISU SCIENCE BOWL RECEIVES DONATION FROM SAUER-DANFOSS

AMES, Iowa—Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. of Ames presented a check for $1,000 to the 2008 Science Bowl program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University. Matt Bendler, Human Resources director for the Americas Region, presented the check to Steve Karsjen, Ames Laboratory/ISU Science Bowl coordinator.

AMES LABORATORY INTERN PLACES THIRD IN DOE SCIENCE AND ENERGY RESEARCH CHALLENGE

AMES, Iowa—Brita Kilburg, one of four undergraduate interns at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory to compete for the 2008 DOE Science and Energy Research Challenge, placed third in the environmental sciences division of the competition.  Kilburg, a student at Loras College and who was mentored by ISU scientist Forrest Nutter, was a participant in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship, or SULI, program this past summer.

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