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New Model of Earth’s Interior Reveals Clues to Hotspot Volcanoes

October 29, 2013

Using supercomputers at NERSC, scientists have detected previously unknown channels of slow-moving seismic waves in Earth’s upper mantle. This discovery helps to explain how “hotspot volcanoes”—the kind that give birth to island chains like Hawaii and Tahiti—come to exist. Read More »

Computing Sciences Women Honored for STEM Contributions

October 21, 2013

Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences, and Deborah Agarwal, head of CRD's Advanced Computing for Science Department, were among 15 women honored for contributions to STEM during Berkeley Lab's first "Women@The Lab" event. Read More »

2D monolayers could yield thinnest solar cells ever

October 17, 2013

New computer simulations have shown how using a different type of material could enable thinner, more lightweight solar panels that provide power densities – watts per kilogram of material – orders of magnitude higher than current technologies. Read More »

NERSC User Martin Karplus Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 9, 2013

On Wednesday, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists for pioneering methods in computational chemistry. One of the laureates—Martin Karplus of Harvard University—has been using supercomputers at NERSC since 1998. Read More »

In Memoriam: Dave Stevens

October 3, 2013

David F. Stevens, whose lab career spanned 40 years during which he worked for every lab director except Ernest Lawrence, has died. He began his career as a mathematical programmer and continued working at the lab as a guest scientist until 2000. Read More »

Computing Sciences Staff Share Expertise at Grace Hopper Conference

October 2, 2013

Five women in Computing Sciences contributed to outreach, networking and recruiting efforts at the recent 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference. Read More »

October 2013 - New Employee Profiles

October 1, 2013

Introducing: Nick Buraglio, Reijo Keskitalo, Kathy Kincade, Andrew Myers and Mechaka Gardner. Read More »

October 2013 - NewsBytes

October 1, 2013

NewsBytes from the October 2013 Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Newsletter. Read More »

Scientists See Better Climate Models, Warmer Future

September 28, 2013

Michael Wehner of CRD was one of two lead authors and many contributors to a newly released IPCC climate assessment report. Among the findings in Wehner's chapter on long-term climate change were that most continents will continue to warm and rain and snowfall patterns will continue to shift worldwide. Read More »

Special Feature: Five Questions for Sudip Dosanjh

September 27, 2013

In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s focus on supercomputing in the month of September, Dosanjh answers five questions about supercomputers, rewards and challenges of running NERSC, and the return on DOE's invesment in supercomputing. Read More »