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CRD’s Ann Almgren, Esmond Ng Named as 2015 SIAM Fellows

Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng of the Computational Research Division (CRD) are among the 2015 class of 31 mathematicians named as Fellows of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. More>

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Lab Leads $100 Million Project on Tropical Forests and Climate Change

Tropical forests play major roles in regulating Earth’s climate, but there are large uncertainties over how they’ll respond over the next 100 years as the planet’s climate warms. A $100 million, multi-institutional project led by Berkeley Lab will combine field research with model development to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus. More>

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Between Micro and Macro, Mathematicians Model Fluids at the Mesoscale

The math whizzes at the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering are at the forefront of a neglected corner of the scientific world, building mathematical models for fluids at the mesoscale. The little-known field of fluctuating hydrodynamics could have enormous impacts, from batteries to drug delivery to microfluidic devices. More>

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Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say

NBC News recently quoted Michael Wehner of the Computational Research Division in a story about the future of U.S. food production in the face of climate change. Wehner warns of a looming crisis due to shifts in weather patterns. More>

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Quest for Speed Leads CRD’s Ibrahim to Accelerating Supercomputing Applications

As a boy growing up in Egypt, Khaled Ibrahim was fascinated with learning about the things that were the fastest, strongest or biggest, whether it was a car, a horse or even a camel. His dream was to harness that speed. More>

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New Computational Research Division Software Catalog Now Available

Researchers in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division are renowned for developing and contributing to novel software packages for use in modeling and simulation, computer science and data science. Now, for the first time, all of these tools have been incorporated into a single catalog. More>

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Feb. 13 Lab Workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s Brain-inspired Computer

The Computational Research Division, with IBM, will host an all-day workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s brain-inspired machine, on Friday, Feb. 13. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium with an introduction to TrueNorth, programming and use. For more information, contact Peter Nugent.

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Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research

Turbulent combustion simulations, which provide input to the design of more fuel-efficient combustion systems, have gotten their own efficiency boost, thanks to researchers from the Computational Research Division. More>

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Project Aims to Improve Ice-Ocean-Land Modeling

PISCEES is at the global forefront of modeling to predict the loss of land-ice mass and the resulting rise in sea levels, with a focus on Antarctica. “We’re applying the DOE’s most sophisticated mathematical tools to solving a problem that’s relevant to everyone,” says Esmond Ng of the Computational Research Division. More>

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DACA Act Helps Jose Sierra Procure Job in Computing

After an introduction to the Lab’s high-performance computing research through a high school IT academy, Jose Sierra, now an engineering student at SF State, had hoped to work at Lab to gain real-world experience. But as an émigré from Guatemala, he had no work permit. DACA changed all that. He’s now a student assistant in CRD. More>

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