When scientists from around the world visit Dula Parkinson’s microtomography beamline at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Advanced Light Source, they all want the same thing: scientifically illuminating X-ray views of matter. Unfortunately, many of them have left with debilitating data overload. Department of Energy scientists like Parkinson are collaborating with computational scientists and mathematicians on data-handling and analysis tools.
Big Data Hits the Beamline
Lab Hosts TechWomen 2013 Leaders
Climate Report Sees Warmer Future
Applying Graph Theory to Biofuels Research
TechWomen 2013 brought 76 women from 16 Middle Eastern and African countries to the U.S. in October for a five-week professional mentoring program. TechWomen is an international exchange designed to empower, connect and support women professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This is the third year the Lab has been represented in the program.
As part of the Computational Research Division’s strategic emphasis on increasing the role of computation in all aspects of scientific discovery, CRD staff organized a one-day workshop on Machine Learning for Science. The meeting was held Nov. 4 at Berkeley Lab.
Computational Researcher Michael Wehner was lead author on the newly released IPCC report’s chapter on long-term climate change projections. Among the conclusions were: most continents will continue to warm. Rain and snowfall patterns will continue to shift worldwide.
As part of DOE's focus on supercomputing in September, CRD Director and applied mathematician David Brown answers five questions on how math makes supercomputers even more powerful tools for scientific discovery.
With support from a DOE Early Career Award, Berkeley Lab Computational Researcher Aydın Buluç will develop faster and more energy-efficient data-mining algorithms in the quest for new biofuels.