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Modeling 3D Map of Adolescent Universe

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Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8 billion light years away, scientists including researchers from CRD's Computational Cosmology Center have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe—just 3 billion years after the Big Bang. » Read More

Julian Borrill to Head Computational Cosmology


Senior Scientist Julian Borrill has been selected to head Berkeley Lab’s Computational Cosmology Center (C3). » Read More

Understanding Dark Energy

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Scientists believe that dark energy—the mysterious force that is accelerating cosmic expansion—makes up about 70 percent of the mass and energy of the universe. But because they don’t know what it is, they cannot observe it directly. » Read More

New York Times coverage of the 2nd Planck data release

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The conference to announce the second release of data from the Planck satellite mission, as covered by the New York Times. C3 scientists lead the use of NERSC supercomputers for Planck data analysis. » Read More

In recent years astrophysics has undergone a renaissance, transforming from a data-starved to a data-driven science. A new generation of experiments will gather data sets so massive that their analysis will require the use of leading-edge, high performance computing resources. Continuing a decade-long collaboration in this field, the Computational Research and Physics Divisions at LBNL have formed the Computational Cosmology Center.

C3 is a focused collaboration of astrophysicists and computational scientists whose goals are to develop the tools, techniques and technologies to meet the analysis challenges posed by present and future cosmological data sets.

Group Leader: Julian Borrill