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A New Mathematics for Experimental Science

March 17, 2014

In the age of high-resolution detectors and international research collaborations, math has the potential to transform science and accelerate discovery. But this work will require state-of-the-art mathematics, carefully crafted in inventive new ways. That’s where the Department of Energy’s new Center for Applied Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) comes in. Read More »


Simulations Shed Light on Pine Island Glacier’s Stability

February 28, 2014

The rapid retreat of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier has perhaps reached a point of no return, say three international modeling teams who ran a number of simulations to model the glacier’s behavior. To do this work, they relied on three different ice-flow models including BISICLES, which was developed by a collaboration that included Berkeley Lab computational scientists. Read More »


Seeing the Great Lights of Europe: A Study in Approaches to Synchrotron Data Management and Analysis

February 21, 2014

Last month, David Brown and Craig Tull of the Computational Research Division (CRD) and Alex Hexemer of the Advanced Light Source went on a 10-day tour of Europe's light sources. Their stops included, Garching, Karlsruhe, Villigen, Hamburg and Oxford. Read More »


CRD, NERSC Staff Present at SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing

February 18, 2014

Dozens of scientists from Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research and National Energy Research Scientific Computing divisions are presenting their research this week at the Sixteenth Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing. Read More »


Saye and Sethian’s Bubble Visualization Honored by 2013 Visualization Challenge

February 7, 2014

A visualization created by Berkeley Lab mathematicians Robert Saye and James Sethian of soap bubbles bursting and reforming has won honorable mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored by Science magazine and the National Science Foundation. Read More »


Edison Early Users Deliver Results

January 31, 2014

Two Berkeley Lab computational researchers were among those who pushed the limits of NERSC's new Edison supercomputer while making advances in their fields. Read More »


Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Develop Framework for Nanocrystallography Analysis

January 14, 2014

Jeffrey Donatelli and James Sethian develop mathematical tools to improve the reconstruction of images in the emerging field of X-ray nanocrystallography. Read More »


Catching Turbulence in the Solar Wind

December 16, 2013

With help from Berkeley Lab's computational scientists and visualization experts, astrophysicists can now study turbulence in unprecedented detail, and the results may hold clues about some of the processes that lead to destructive space weather events. Read More »


Collaboration Shines in Materials Project Success

December 12, 2013

At Berkeley Lab, Computing Sciences’ world-class talent and resources have combined to help grow the Materials Project into a "world-changing idea," as it was proclaimed by Scientific American's December 2013 issue. Read More »


Lab Hosts Scientific Computing Day

December 11, 2013

On December 11, Berkeley Lab hosted Bay Area Scientific Computing Day (BASCD)—an annual one-day meeting to foster interactions and collaborations between researchers in the fields of scientific computing, computational science and engineering from the San Francisco Bay Area. Read More »