Today at Berkeley Lab

Alexandre Chorin Wins National Medal of Science

Chorin, of the Computational Research Division, was named today by President Obama. It is the nation’s highest honor for science and technology. More>

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Pore Models Track Reactions in Underground Carbon Capture

Using tailor-made software running on top-tier supercomputers, a team led by David Trebotich of the Computational Research Division is creating microscopic pore-scale simulations that complement or push beyond laboratory findings. The models of microscopic underground pores could help scientists evaluate ways to store carbon dioxide. More>

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Bell Named to National Academy of Sciences Board on Mathematics

The senior staff mathematician in the Center for Computational Research is well known for his work in the areas of finite volume methods for low-Mach-number flows, adaptive mesh refinement, and parallel computing. More>

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Cancer Screening Algorithm Wins Award

The current method for screening uterine cancer (Pap smears) can often lead to false negatives. A challenge was issued to develop tools to extract the boundaries of individual cytoplasm and nucleus from overlapping cervical cell images to help improve diagnosis. A team that includes CRD’s Daniela Ushizima (front right) created the winning method. More>

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SPOT Suite Transforms Beamline Science

Some science mysteries can only be explained on a nanometer scale, with the help of synchrotron light sources. But a recent deluge of data is making it harder to process and analyze data. The ALS, Computational Research Division, and National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center have teamed to help make this process more streamlined. More>

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Julian Borrill to Head Computational Cosmology Center (C3)

Borrill will lead all technical and administrative aspects of the center, including engaging in scientific program development, and serving as principle investigator for proposals and projects. He formerly co-led C3 with Peter Nugent, who was promoted to Division Deputy for Scientific Engagement earlier this year. More>

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Taming the Flood of Big Climate Data

Big Data, it seems, is everywhere, usually characterized as a Big Problem. But Lab researchers are adept at moving and analyzing massive scientific datasets. At a recent climate-science workshop, CRD’s Prabhat described a large-scale data analysis project to assess how well climate models predict extra-tropical hurricanes. More>

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CRD’s Chuck McParland Retiring After 41 Years of Advancing Scientific Data Collection

His far-reaching work has reached into space, Antarctica, and the South Pole. More>

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Peter Nugent Appointed CRD Deputy for Scientific Engagement

Will seek to engage divisions needing computational solutions for data-intensive science projects. More>

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Computing’s Arie Shoshani Retiring After 38 Years

Reception for 38-year veteran today at 3 p.m. in the cafeteria. More>

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