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CRD Post-doc Goes from Medical Devices to Mars Landing

June 15, 2018

Applied mathematician Mike MacNeil joined the Computational Research Division’s Analytics and Visualization group at Berkeley Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in August 2017, where he is working to develop new algorithms that improve scientists’ ability to shift through the image data sets they glean from experiments run at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source. Read More »


Physicists and Machine Learning Experts Team Up to Tackle the TrackML Challenge

June 11, 2018

Machine learning experts, computer scientists and physicists have partnered with Kaggle on the TrackML Particle Tracking Challenge, a competition designed to inspire the development of an algorithm that can quickly reconstruct particle tracks from 3D coordinates left in silicon particle detectors following millions of particle collisions. Read More »


Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90+ Participants

June 7, 2018

Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Paves the Way for Real-time Ptychographic Streaming

June 4, 2018

What began nearly a decade ago as a Berkeley Lab Laboratory-Directed Research and Development proposal is now a reality, and it is already changing the way scientists run experiments at the Advanced Light Source—and, eventually, other light sources across the Department of Energy complex—by enabling real-time streaming of ptychographic image data in a production environment. Read More »


New Algorithm Enhances Ptychographic Image Reconstruction

June 4, 2018

Researchers from CAMERA, the University of Texas and Tianjin Normal University—all members of the SHARP collaboration—have developed a model that further enhances SHARP’s reconstruction capabilities. Read More »

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Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize

May 15, 2018

The Planck Team—including researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Computational Research and Physics divisions—have been awarded the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize. Read More »

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ACM’s Software System Award Honors Project Jupyter Team

May 2, 2018

The Project Jupyter team has been honored with an ACM Software System Award for developing a tool that has had a lasting influence on computing. Project Jupyter evolved from IPython, an effort pioneered by Fernando Pérez, a staff scientist in Berkeley Lab's CRD. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab Hosts Neurodata Without Borders Hackathon

April 28, 2018

Thirty-one neuroscience experts from across the country came to Berkeley Lab last Thursday and Friday to participate in the fifth Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology (NWB:N) project hackathon. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab’s Julian Borrill Elected Co-Spokesperson of CMB-S4

April 26, 2018

Berkeley Lab’s Julian Borrill has been elected co-spokesperson for the CMB-S4 collaboration, the next-generation ground-based experiment to study the Cosmic Microwave Background. Read More »


Computational Research Division Hosts UC Merced Grad Students

April 25, 2018

On April 19, a group of PhD students from UC Merced, all participants in the National Science Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Computational Graduate Education program, visited Berkeley Lab to learn about the many ways computing can be applied to research problems. Read More »