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Berkeley Lab 2016 Alvarez Fellow: Matthew Zahr

October 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab’s 2016 Alvarez Fellow, Matthew Zahr will be developing efficient, projection-based methods for solving optimization problems constrained by partial differential equations in the Computational Research Division (CRD) Math group. Read More »

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CRD’s Julian Borrill Receives NASA's Exceptional Public Achievement Medal

October 14, 2016

Julian Borrill, leader of the Computational Cosmology Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal for "conceiving and implementing the mission-critical high performance computing system for Planck data analysis." The medal was presented to Borrill in an Oct. 13 ceremony at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  For the past 15 years, Borrill has worked on using computing resources at the National Energy… Read More »


Brain Modulyzer Provides Interactive Window Into the Brain

October 10, 2016

A new tool developed at Berkeley Lab allows researchers to interactively explore the hierarchical processes that happen in the brain when it is resting or performing tasks. Scientists also hope that the tool can shed some light on how neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s spread throughout the brain. Read More »


Lab Staff Add Computing, Networking, Physics Expertise to 2016 CHEP Conference

October 7, 2016

The 22nd International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2016, opens today, Oct. 10, in San Francisco, co-hosted by Berkeley Lab and SLAC. The Oct. 10-14  conference, co-chaired by Craig Tull of the Computational Research Division (CRD), will feature a number of presentations by staff from NERSC, CRD, ESnet and Physics. On Wednesday afternoon, conference attendees will have the option of visiting the lab for a tour of NERSC and ESnet. The CHEP conferences… Read More »


The Incredible Shrinking Particle Accelerator

October 5, 2016

Particle accelerators are on the verge of transformational breakthroughs—and advances in computing power and techniques are a big part of the reason. Read More »


New Employee Profiles - October 2016

October 1, 2016

Introducing Matthew Zahr and Anastasiia Butko. Read More »

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Scientific Diplomacy: Berkeley Lab Hosts 2016 TechWomen

September 30, 2016

In September two researchers from Africa visited Berkeley Lab as part of the State Department’s TechWomen—an international exchange that brings emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the U.S. Read More »


Longest Record of Continuous Carbon Flux Data is Now Publicly Available

September 27, 2016

Approximately 450 carbon flux sites worldwide are sharing their observation data with the FLUXNET database. The project’s most recent data release—FLUXNET2015—includes some of the longest continuous records of ecosystem data ever taken. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Hosts UK Scientific Technology Facilities Council

September 12, 2016

Twelve members of the UK’s Scientific Technology Facilities Council visited Berkeley Lab to discuss approaches for managing and analyzing the deluge of data being produced by current and next-generation synchrotron light sources. Read More »