The projects of 21 Biosciences Area scientists and engineers received funding through the FY24 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program.
Holger Mueller, a faculty scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) Division, has received a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to develop next-generation electron microscopy technology to visualize the inner workings of cells at near-atomic resolution.
Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which describes gravity as a curvature of space-time, explains a multitude of gravitational phenomena, but that theory falls apart within the tiniest of volumes.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposed an experiment that may settle the persistent question: Is gravity truly a quantum force? They recently described their work in the journal Physical Review X Quantum.
Holger Müller has been elected as a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). An associate professor of physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty scientist in Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB), he was nominated by the APS Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants. Müller, whose worked is premised on the notion that precision measurements of fundamental quantities can help address the great challenges facing physicists, was cited “for advances in the manipulation of matter waves, including their application to precision measurement of the fine structure constant, to constraint on forces from light scalar fields posited to be dark energy candidates, and to the development of a phase plate for electron microscopy.”