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Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Inspires at National Science Bowl

Three members of the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff talked to thousands of high school and middle school students at the National Science Bowl last week. They spoke about the wide-range of research being conducted at two of DOE’s most productive user facilities. Read More »


Could Aluminum Nitride Produce Quantum Bits?

May 2, 2016 Tags: Edison, NERSC

The leading method for creating quantum bits, or qubits, currently involves exploiting the structural defects in diamonds. But using NERSC resources, University of Chicago researchers found that the same defect could be engineered in cheaper aluminum nitride. If confirmed by experiments, this could significantly reduce the cost of manufacturing quantum technologies. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Staff Make Key Contributions to National Lab Science Day on Capitol Hill

April 22, 2016

Forty staff members from across the DOE national lab complex helped convey the labs’ contributions and achievements to Congressional members and staff April 20 during National Lab Science Day. Read More »


CRD’s Xiaoye "Sherry" Li Named 2016 SIAM Fellow

March 31, 2016 Tags: Career Awards, CRD

CRD's Xiaoye “Sherry” Li has been named a 2016 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Li is being recognized for advances in the development of fast and scalable sparse matrix algorithms and fostering their use in large-scale scientific and engineering applications. Read More »


Could Material Defects Actually Improve Solar Cells?

March 21, 2016

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are using supercomputers to study what may seem paradoxical: certain defects in silicon solar cells may actually improve their performance. Read More »


Multi-Scale Simulations Solve a Plasma Turbulence Mystery

March 7, 2016

Cutting-edge simulations run at NERSC over a two-year period are helping physicists better understand what influences the behavior of the plasma turbulence that is driven by the intense heating necessary to create fusion energy. Read More »


New Employee Profiles - March 2016

March 1, 2016 Tags: New Employees

Introducing Quincey Koziol. Read More »


ESnet Bids Farewell to Greg Bell

February 26, 2016 Tags: Employees

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff held a farewell party for Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) Director Greg Bell. At the end of this month, Bell will be leaving ESnet and Berkeley Lab to be the full-time CEO of Broala, a company that deploys the Bro network monitoring software first developed at the lab. Read More »

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New Study Details the Searing Future of Extreme Heat

February 23, 2016 Tags: CRD

Heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth's land surface by 2075, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked. If stringent emissions-reductions measures are put in place, however, these extreme heat events could be reduced significantly. These are among the findings of a new study from Berkeley Lab and NCAR. Read More »


Updated Workflows for New LHC

February 22, 2016 Tags: CRD

To deal with the new data deluge from a recently upgraded Large Hadron Collider (LHC), researchers working on one of the facility's largest experiments—ATLAS—are relying on updated workflow management tools developed primarily by a group of researchers at the Berkeley Lab. Read More »