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About the Applied Mathematics & Computational Research Division

Meet some of our scientists and learn more about Computational Research at Berkeley Lab in this short video.

Our Mission

Porous materials, such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), are growing more important as materials for energy-related applications, including carbon capture and gas storage. Computational researchers at LBNL have developed tools that analyze porous materials and predict if a molecule can traverse a material's voids, that map accessible parts of these void spaces, and that calculate accessible volumes and surfaces. (Scientific research by Maciej Haranczyk and James Sethian. Visualization by Richard Martin and Prabhat.)

The Applied Mathematics & Computational Research Division conducts research and development in mathematical modeling, simulation and analysis, algorithm design, computer system architecture, and high-performance software implementation.

We collaborate directly with scientists across LBNL, the Department of Energy, and industry to solve some of the world’s most challenging computational problems in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields, including materials science, biology, climate modeling, astrophysics, fusion science, and many others.

We also perform research in high-performance computing (HPC) technology for extreme-scale computing systems, including research into performance optimization, performance analysis, benchmarking, and performance engineering of scientific applications, compilers, operating systems, and runtime systems. Our products range from peer-reviewed scientific publications to scientific research codes to end-to-end computational and data analysis capabilities that enable scientists and engineers to address complex and large-scale technical challenges.