Benjamin Nachman receives prestigious five-year grant through DOE’s Early Career Research Program

June 8, 2022

BIDS Research Affiliate Benjamin Nachman is one of 83 scientists from across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science to receive significant funding through the Early Career Research Program (ECRP). 

Benjamin Nachman is among 83 scientists from across the nation to receive significant funding for research through the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program.

Nachman – a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division and a member of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) – specializes in developing machine learning algorithms to enhance data analysis in high energy physics. His ECRP project, Allowing Collider Data to Tell Their Own Story with Deep Learning, will design and deploy novel artificial intelligence and machine learning methods to automatically identify anomalies in collider data which could point to new evidence for dark matter and other new particles.

Now in its 13th year, the ECRP is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the first 10 years following their Ph.D., when many scientists do their most formative work. Researchers based at DOE national laboratories will receive grants for $500,000 per year for five years to cover salary and research expenses.

“Supporting talented researchers early in their career is key to fostering scientific creativity and ingenuity within the national research community,” said DOE Office of Science Director Asmeret Asefaw Berhe. “Dedicating resources to these focused projects led by well-deserved investigators helps maintain and grow America’s scientific skill set for generations to come.”

Read more: Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research Grant: The Department of Energy awards support early career scientists with plans for innovative research
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