Today at Berkeley Lab

Most Comprehensive Projections for West Antarctica’s Future Revealed

A new study is the first to use a high-resolution, large-scale computer model to estimate how much ice the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lose over the next couple of centuries, and how much that could add to sea-level rise. Berkeley Lab’s Dan Martin was co-author on a paper recently published in The Cryosphere. More>

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WiSE Computing Workshop at UC Davis August 17-18

This is Software Carpentry’s latest workshop for those in science, engineering, and related fields who identify as women, female, or on the non-binary spectrum. The program will teach computing skills to help researchers be more productive and effective. While the event is currently sold out, seats will be released soon. Go here to get added to wait list.

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Zooming In: Revealing Science Concealed in Large Image Data Sets

By applying a combination of machine learning and pattern recognition, Daniela Ushizima and her Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory colleagues are developing techniques to automatically analyze data, filtering them for useful information. More>

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Intel’s Genevieve Bell to Give CS Distinguished Lecture on July 17

Genevieve Bell, a noted anthropologist and Intel Fellow in the Corporate Strategy Office at Intel, will be the next speaker in the Computing Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series. Bell will give her talk “Making Life: The Art & Science of Robots” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. More>

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1988 Bell Prize Creates Foundation for Simon’s Successful HPC Career

A blog posted on the SC15 website spotlights Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon’s 2 Gordon Bell Prizes (1988 & 2009) and how these accolades help set the foundation for his successful career in high performance computing. The awarding of each year’s prizes are a highlight of the SC conference every November. More>

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$6 Million to Expand Collaborative Data Science Software

The funding, provided by three foundations, will support Project Jupyter, an open-source software project that supports scientific computing and data science. The Lab’s Fernando Perez (left) will co-lead the project. More>

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James Glimm to Give May 13 Talk on Numerical Models of Subgrid Physics

Noted mathematician James Glimm will discuss “Numerical Models of Subgrid Physics” in a Computing Sciences seminar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. Glimm, a professor at Stony Brook University, has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear analysis, quantum field theory and CFD. More>

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Lab Staff Participate in ‘Small Act-Big Impact’ Earth Day Campaign

Branden Brough of the Molecular Foundry commutes to work in an electric vehicle, and Linda Vu (pictured) of Computing composts and recycles. These small acts were featured on the Lab’s Twitter feed as part of Los Alamos Lab’s “My Small Act” Earth Day campaign.

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Lab Hosts HPC Broader Community Engagement Workshop

Last week, participants from underrepresented groups in high performance computing (HPC) attended a two-day workshop at Berkeley Lab to improve their research presentation skills in preparation for SC15. More>

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Lab Hosts Albany High Students for Shadow Day 2015

Volunteers from Public Affairs, Engineering, Computing, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Facilities, mentored 17 students last Thursday, explaining their jobs, how they arrived at the Lab, education and experience that lead them to the job, and career opportunities at the Lab. More>

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