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CRD’s Barenblatt Wins Timoshenko Medal for Applied Mechanics

November 1, 2005

In November, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers presented Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt of CRD’s Mathematics Group with the Timoshenko Medal “for seminal contributions to nearly every area of solid and fluid mechanics, including fracture mechanics, turbulence, stratified flows, flames, flow in porous media, and the theory and application of intermediate asymptotics.” The Timoshenko Medal was established in 1957 and is conferred in recognition of distinguished… Read More »


Joshua Schrier Is Newest Alvarez Fellow in Computing Sciences

October 5, 2005

When Joshua Schrier thinks about how to explain his field of research to his parents, he knows that he won’t get far talking about selfconsistent fields, wave functions and how the interaction of electrons at the organic-inorganic interface affects the properties in nanocrystals. So, he tells them he’s working on research that could lead to more efficient and less expensive solar cells. As a post-doc in the Computational Research Division’s Scientific Computing Group, Schrier is working… Read More »

Latest Version of IMG Genome Analysis Tool Released

September 1, 2005

DOE has released an enhanced version of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system jointly developed by the Biological Data Management and Technology Center (BDMTC) in CRD and the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). The new version, IMG 1.2, contains 270 additional public genomes and nine (four finished, five draft) new JGI genomes, bringing the total number of genomes in IMG to 618 (318 bacterial, 25 archaeal, 15 eukaryotic, 260 bacterial phage), 40 of which are fin-… Read More »

Lab Staff Making Key Contributions to SC05 Conference in Seattle

September 1, 2005

Computing and networking experts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will share their leadership expertise via talks, technical papers and demonstrations at the SC05 conference to be held Nov. 12-18 in Seattle. Booth Talks and Demonstrations  As part of the series of presentations in Berkeley Lab’s booth (1828), representatives from DOE’s three INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment) projects will discuss their… Read More »

CRD Mathematicians Help Launch New Math Journal

July 1, 2005

Four LBNL mathematicians – John Bell, Phil Colella, Alexandre Chorin and James Sethian – are members of the editorial team which has launched Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (CAMCoS). Other editors are Marsha Berger and Leslie Greengard of the Courant Institute, Rupert Klein of the Freie Universitaet Berlin, and Raz Kupferman of the Hebrew University. Bell, who is head of CRD’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering, is managing editor. According… Read More »

DOE JGI Releases Latest Version of IMG

July 1, 2005

An enhanced version of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system has been released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI). IMG 1.1, contains 32 new public genomes and 14 new genomes sequenced by DOE JGI, bringing the total of genomes in IMG to 337. These include 301 bacterial, 25 archaeal, and 11 eukaryotic genomes, of which 36 finished and 75 draft genomes were sequenced by DOE JGI. The new IMG 1.1 features enhanced capabilities to… Read More »

CRD’s Michael Wehner Gives Presentation at Climate Workshop

July 1, 2005

Michael Wehner of CRD’s Scientific Computing Group was selected to give a presentation at a meeting of the Climate Change Working Group at the Tenth Annual CCSM Workshop held June 21-23 in Breckenridge, Colo. The workshop is held annually for the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) project, which has been developed under the NSF’s and DOE’s sponsorship at NCAR, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space… Read More »


Groundbreaking Combustion Research by CRD Featured on Cover of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences

July 1, 2005

Computational and combustion scientists at Berkeley Lab have earned national recognition in the July 19, 2005 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with their cover article about unparalleled computer simulations of turbulent flames. The research by scientists in CRD’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering and in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division has led to a three-dimensional combustion simulation of unmatched size without resorting to models… Read More »


Berkeley Lab's FastBit Dramatically Speeds Up Searches of Large Databases

May 11, 2005

In the world of physics, one of the most elusive events is the creation and detection of “quark-gluon plasma,” the theorized atomic outcome of the “Big Bang” which could provide insight into the origins of the universe. By using experiments that involve millions of particle collisions, researchers hope to find unambiguous evidence of quark-gluon plasma. Scientists describe such a collision with unambiguous evidence as a “rare event,” which may be an understatement. For example, out… Read More »

NetLogger Helps Supernova Factory Improve Data Analysis

May 1, 2005

The Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory) project, established at Berkeley Lab in 2002, aims to dramatically increase the discovery of nearby Type 1a supernovae by applying assembly-line efficiencies to the collection, analysis and retrieval of large amounts of astronomical data. To date, the program has resulted in the discovery of about 150 Type 1a supernovae – about three times the entire number reported before the project was started. Type Ia supernovae are important celestial… Read More »