Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Systems Engineer by Day, KALX DJ by Night

Shreyas “DJ Shrey” Cholia of the Computational Research Division and NERSC spins his unique blend of Bollywood, electronica, and garage-indie pop, for the UC Berkeley radio station every other Tuesday night. “I like finding music that crosses over from one genre to another; I’m not someone who likes to pigeon-hole myself.” More>

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Scott Fong Appointed as New Export Control Compliance Officer

Fong, formerly with UC Santa Cruz and NASA Ames, will oversee export control programmatic priorities and develop appropriate best practices to mitigate export control risks, as well as providing employees with export control awareness and training. Contact Fong at exportcontrol@lbl.gov or SHFong@lbl.gov.

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Kem Robinson to Lead Project Management Office

Robinson will step down as director of Engineering Division to serve as Project Management Officer full time, effective August 1. He has managed the PMO while simultaneously serving as division director since 2012. The change was made to better assure the success of existing and anticipated major capital and science projects. 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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Roger Falcone Elected as Vice President of American Physical Society

The director of the Advanced Light Source will begin his term in January of 2016. The APS was founded in 1899 to “advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.” After one year, Falcone will serve as president-elect, then president the following year. More>

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Berkeley’s First Female Physics Professor Publishes Memoir

Mary Gaillard became UC Berkeley’s first female physics professor in 1981. Now with the Lab’s Physics Division, she’s published a memoir, A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman’s Journey in Physics, recounting her experiences in a male-dominated field, and her participation in the development of the Standard Model. More>

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JGI’s Nikos Kyrpides on 10 Years of IMG Data Management System

Nikos Kyrpides, head of the JGI Prokaryote Super Program, and recent recipient of the Van Niel International Prize in Bacterial Systematics, reflects on 10 years of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system with nods to CRD’s Victor Markowitz and NERSC, and looks at future directions. More>

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Facilities Director Reva Nickelson Enjoys Challenge of Supporting Science

It’s been a year since Nickelson, one of the few women in this male-dominated field, came on board after 24 years as director of facilities at Idaho National Lab. “I love working in this field because nothing is the same,” she says. “I work well under pressure.” More>

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Susan Hubbard Appointed ALD for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Hubbard was selected after a comprehensive search and approval of the UC Regents. Her appointment is effective immediately. Director Alivisatos announced the creation of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area in March to position Lab programs for greater impact in environmental sciences, climate change, and subsurface energy resources. More>

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