Eric D. Isaacs, executive vice president for research, innovation and national laboratories at the University of Chicago has been named as a 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the organization announced Tuesday.
In October, LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves from two colliding black holes won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Walter Massey, former NSF director, describes role in fight for gravitational wave observatory.
Paul K. Kearns has been appointed director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Kearns, who has served in multiple leadership roles in the national laboratory system and at the Department of Energy, is currently the interim director of Argonne. His appointment is effective immediately. Read more