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2017 Techwomen Foster Collaborations at Berkeley Lab and Around the Globe

October 16, 2017

Berkeley Lab's Daniela Ushizima, Romy Chakraborty and Jackie Scoggins are collaborating with two Techwomen—Patu Ndango from Cameroon and Rim Abid from Tunisia—on quality control methods for constrained environments. Read More »

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Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger

October 16, 2017

Scientists have obtained the first measurement of the merger of two neutron stars and its explosive aftermath. Computer simulations were critical for understanding the event, which could provide valuable insights into the origin of universe’s heavy elements. Read More »

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ESnet’s Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

October 16, 2017

As medicine becomes more data-intensive, a Medical Science DMZ design proposed by Berkeley Lab's Sean Peisert and Eli Dart could provide a secure solution for medical science data transfers. Read More »


International Team Reconstructs Nanoscale Virus Features from Correlations of Scattered X-rays

October 12, 2017

As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Berkeley Lab contributed key algorithms which helped achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago – using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of important biological objects. Read More »

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Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

October 4, 2017

Researchers from Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore Lab and UC Davis are building the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings. Read More »

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How Berkeley Lab Software Led to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 3, 2017

Back in 2004, two years before LIGO began operating at design sensitivity and 13 years before the project received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, programming tools developed at Berkeley Lab were used to set up an efficient system to distribute the data that would put the predictions of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity to the test. Read More »

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Berkeley Lab-led ECP Co-Design Center Achieves Orders of Magnitude Speed-Up in Latest Software Release

October 2, 2017

Just one year after the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Program began funding projects to prepare scientific applications for exascale supercomputers, the Block-Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Co-Design Center has released a new version of its software that solves a benchmark problem hundreds of times faster than the original baseline. Read More »

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Quantum Computation to Tackle Fundamental Science Problems

September 26, 2017

Two Berkeley Lab teams will receive DOE funding to develop near-term quantum computing platforms and tools to be used for scientific discovery in the chemical sciences. One team will develop novel algorithms, compiling techniques and scheduling tools, while the other team will design prototype four- and eight-qubit processors to compute these new algorithms. Read More »

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A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

September 19, 2017

Researchers in Berkeley Lab's C3 recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi processor cores on the NERSC’s Cori. The team also implemented a new TOAST module to simulate the noise introduced when ground-based telescopes look at the CMB through the atmosphere. Read More »

CRD Researchers to Present 18 Posters at ASCR Applied Math PI Meeting

September 11, 2017

Researchers from Berkeley Lab will present 18 posters at the Sept. 11-12 2017 ASCR Applied Mathematics Principal Investigators Meeting. Read More »