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InTheLoop | 10.15.2007

The weekly newsletter for Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences

October 15, 2007

Horst Simon Named Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley

Horst Simon, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, has been named as an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UC Berkeley. “I’m very pleased by this appointment and see it as another link in bringing LBNL Computing Sciences and the computer science program on campus even closer together,” Simon said. He added that he is working with EECS Prof. Jim Demmel and Dean Mark Richards of Cal’s Division of Physical Sciences to develop a “designated graduate emphasis in computational science and engineering.”

Lab Climate Researcher Bill Collins to Give Talk on Oct. 22 at Berkeley Rep Theater

Bill Collins, head of the LBNL Climate Science Department, will be the next speaker in the Science at the Theater lecture series at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. Collins will talk about “Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Frontiers in Climate Forecasting” from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Admission is free. The Berkeley Rep is located at 2025 Addison St. in downtown Berkeley.

First Flu Clinic Is Next Thursday

The Lab’s Health Services Department is holding the first of three flu shot clinics on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 26. Subsequent clinics will be held Friday, Oct. 26, same time and location; Thursday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joint Genome Institute; and on Friday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in Building 937 (downtown Berkeley). Vaccines cost $10 for flu and $35 for pneumonia. An appointment must be made to receive services (x6266).

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization provides the computing and networking resources and expertise critical to advancing the Department of Energy's research missions: developing new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, developing new materials and increasing our understanding of ourselves, our world and our universe.

ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at 40 DOE research sites to each other and to experimental facilities and supercomputing centers around the country. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) powers the discoveries of 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities, including those at Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). CRD conducts research and development in mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation. NERSC and ESnet are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the DOE’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.