Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab Partners with Campus and UCSF in BRAINseed

The Lab is contributing both financially and intellectually to BRAINSeed, a partnership with UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco to accelerate “innovative but risky” brain research through nanoscience and optogenetic technologies. Berkeley Lab scientists and facilities such as NERSC and the Foundry will be playing key roles in these projects. More>

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Add Your Voice to The Future of the Web at WC3 Symposium

To mark the World Wide Web Consortium‘s (WC3) 20th anniversary, the group is hosting a symposium — W3C20—to discuss the future of the Web at the Santa Clara Marriott on Oct. 29. The consortium, which includes Berkeley Lab, develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Go here to register and here for more on the Lab’s participation.

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Lab Makes Three Permanent Hires Through Project SEARCH

The NERSC, Engineering, and Physical Biosciences divisions have permanently hired employees through Project SEARCH, which provides job training to individuals with developmental disabilities. Lab managers interested in participating can contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office. Entry-level positions beyond administrative roles can be explored. More>

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New Catalyst Converts CO₂ to Fuel

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide (CO₂) into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability. Their calculations were run at NERSC. More>

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New Project is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change

High performance computing will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address challenging and demanding climate change issues. Eight national laboratories, including Berkeley Lab, are combining forces with the National Center for Atmospheric Research and others in the new effort. 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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Lab Computational Cosmologists Honored by NASA

Julian Borrill, Reijo Keskitalo and Ted Kisner have received a NASA Group Achievement Award for “outstanding supercomputing support provided to the US Planck Team.” The team was honored for their work in support of the first Planck data release. More>

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Materials Project Scientist Anubhav Jain Answers 10 Questions

EETD researcher and recipient of NERSC’s 2014 early career award for innovative use of high-performance computing, is the subject of a “10 questions” interview posted on the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) website. Jain developed FireWorks, free, open-source software for defining, managing and executing scientific workflows. More>

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Timeline Highlights 40 Years of NERSC Achievements

The journey begins with the Atomic Energy Commission’s 1973 finding that fusion energy research would benefit from high performance computing, the computing center’s move from Livermore Lab to Berkeley Lab in 1996, the various name changes during that time, and research highlights. More>

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Ten Projects Awarded NERSC Allocations Under DOE’s ALCC Program

As part of the DOE’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge, 10 national lab and universities have been awarded 382.5 million hours of computing time for “high-risk, high-payoff” simulation research. More>

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