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May 27, 2014

Nobel Keynote Lecture Tomorrow: Warren Washington on Earth System Models

Warren Washington of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), is a pioneer in the development of climate models and a member of the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As part of the NERSC sponsored Nobel Keynote lunchtime speaker series, Washington will share his thoughts on how Earth system models have dramatically improved our understanding of humanity's impact on climate and environment. The lecture, which starts at 12 noon in the Building 66 auditorium on the Berkeley Lab campus, will also be live streamed.

Two more speakers follow Washington in this series:

Tuesday, June 3: George Smoot, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
“Mapping the Universe”
Berkeley Lab, Bldg. 66 auditorium, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11: Saul Perlmutter
2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
“Data, Computation and the Fate of the Universe”
Berkeley Lab, Bldg. 50 auditorium, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

»Learn more.

ESnet’s Brian Tierney, Jason Zurawski Co-Edit Journal Section on Network Measurement, Monitoring

In the May issue of IEEE Communications, ESnet’s Brian Tierney and Jason Zurawski served as co-editors (with four others) of a special section on network measurement and monitoring. To examine novel approaches and standardization efforts, this team of guest editors solicited research papers and received 18 submissions, of which eight were selected for publication in two issues of IEEE Communications, with four appearing in the November 2013 issue and four in May 2014. In addition to Tierney and Zurawski, the editors were Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri—Columbia; Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Tech; Loki Joergenson, Lionsgate Technologies; and Raj Kettimuthu, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago. In their introductory remarks, "Monitoring and Troubleshooting Multi-Domain Networks Using Measurement Federations: Part 2," the co-editors outline the need for better standards, tools and cooperation between  domains as networks grow simultaneously more complex and more critical. »Read more. 

Reminder: Arie Shoshani Retirement Party, June 5

Lab staff are invited to enjoy light refreshments in the Lab cafeteria on Thursday, June 5, 3-5pm as we recognize the contributions and pending retirement of Arie Shoshani. A significant force in computer science at the Lab for many years, Arie has led his group in Scientific Data Management for the Lab since 1978. He also currently directs the Department of Energy's Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute. Last August, he received Berkeley Lab's Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding record of contributions to the Lab and DOE. Please plan to join us on the 5th as we thank Arie for his contributions.