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Between Micro and Macro, Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Model Fluids at the Mesoscale

March 9, 2015

The math whizzes at the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are at the forefront of a neglected corner of the scientific world: building mathematical models for fluids at the mesoscale. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Well-Represented at Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

March 4, 2015

At the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, held February 18-21 in Boston, staff from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization delivered talks, participated in mentoring and did recruiting. Read More »

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Study Finds Earth's Radiative Forcing is Affected by Rising CO₂

February 25, 2015

Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s (CO₂) greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists from Berkeley Lab, measured atmospheric CO₂’s increasing capacity to absorb thermal radiation emitted from the Earth’s surface over an 11-year period at two locations in North America. Read More »

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New Algorithm Enables Fast Simulations of Ultrafast Processes

February 20, 2015

The code enhancement opens the door for efficient real-time simulations of ultrafast processes and electron dynamics, such as excitation in photovoltaic materials and ultrafast demagnetization following an optical excitation. Read More »

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What Makes Clouds Grow and Die?

February 19, 2015

Big clouds get bigger while small clouds shrink may seem like a simple concept, but the mechanisms behind how clouds are born, grow and die are surprisingly complex. Using supercomputers at Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), researchers found that factors as small as how sizes of raindrops were represented in a computer model made a big difference in the accuracy of the results. Read More »

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High School Students from Oakland, San Ramon Tour NERSC

February 13, 2015

Two groups of students from East Bay high schools descended on the Oakland Scientific Facility in February to learn more about supercomputing and networking. Read More »

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Now Available! New Software Catalog

February 9, 2015

Researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division are renowned for developing and contributing to novel software packages for use in modeling and simulation, computer science and data science. Now, for the first time, all of these tools have been incorporated into a single catalog, where users can easily search and download what they need. Read More »

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DOE Scientists Team up to Demonstrate Scientific Potential of Big Data Infrastructure

February 3, 2015

Over the past few months, groups of researchers supported by the Department of Energy have taken on the challenge to demonstrate new approaches for collecting, moving, sharing and analyzing massive scientific data sets in areas ranging understanding the makeup of our universe to designing new materials at the molecular scale. Read More »

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New Employee Profiles - February 2015

February 1, 2015

Introducing Rebecca Hartman-Baker and Michael Dopheide. Read More »

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NERSC Seeks Industry Partners for Collaborative Research

January 30, 2015

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has launched a private sector partnership program to make its computing capabilities available to industry partners working in key technology areas. Read More »