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Exploring the Dark Universe with Supercomputers

A recent Symmetry Magazine article turned to Peter Nugent of the Computational Research Division’s Computational Cosmology Center for insight into the part computing plays in the search for dark energy. More>

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Assessing the Impact of Human-Induced Climate Change

The past century has seen an increase in global temperatures and, according to the IPCC, the overwhelming source is human activities. But what precise fraction can be attributed to human influences, rather than natural climate fluctuations? A novel methodology for answering this question has now been developed. More>

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Lab Employees Participate in ‘Black Girls CODE’ Robot Expo

Last month, CRD’s Dani Ushizima (left) and Laleh Coté (Workforce Development & Education) joined forces with Black Girls CODE to support 214 girls of color (ages 7-17) at the Robot Expo. The girls participated in hands-on activities on robotics, heard from from STEM professionals, and learned about applications and uses for robots.

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Lab’s Dáithí Stone Comments on Recent Paris Climate Agreement

Carbon Brief — a website dedicated to analysis and fact checking of energy policy and climate science — spoke to a number of prominent scientists at last week’s American Geophysical Union’s meeting to get their thoughts on the new Paris climate agreement, including Dáithí Stone of the Computational Research Division.

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Lab Well Represented at 2015 AGU Meeting

Among the nearly 24,000 attendees expected at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco this week are scientists from the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, the Computational Research Division, and the Energy Technologies Area, presenting on such topics as Arctic permafrost and climate modeling. Visit EESA’s booth #1005. More>

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Computing’s Demmel Named as AAAS Fellow

James Demmel of the Computational Research Division is among 347 new fellows named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Demmel was cited for his distinguished contributions to the theory and practice of numerical linear algebra, especially for innovative approaches in parallel computing. More>

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Is Your Digital Information More at Risk Today than it was Ten Years Ago?

It’s easy to form the mental image of a hacker hunched over a computer, probing a way to get your personal information. It does happen, but University of New Mexico researchers, working with Steven Hofmeyr from Berkeley Lab, say it is not happening more frequently than it did a decade ago. More>

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Cosmologists Sift Tsunamis of Data for Signals From the Birth of Galaxies

Julian Borrill, Reijo Keskitalo and Theodore Kisner of CRD’s Computational Cosmology Center (C3) have been working with an international team of researchers to sift the out the faint photons generated by the universe’s birth from all the cosmic noise generated about 14 billion years since. More>

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Berkeley Lab Highlights HPC at Advanced Manufacturing Event

Peter Nugent, Division of the Computational Research Division and David Skinner of NERSC are attending the 2015 American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit this week to discuss the increasing role of high performance computing in U.S. manufacturing. More>

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CRD’s Oliker Steps in to Lead DOE’s SUPER Project

Berkeley Lab’s Lenny Oliker will lead SUPER, a Department of Energy project that helps researchers make the most efficient and effective use of petascale systems. More>

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