Math of Popping Bubbles in a Foam
5.09.13 Berkeley Lab researchers have described mathematically the successive stages in the complex evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles, a feat that could help in modeling industrial processes in which liquids mix or in the formation of solid foams such as those used to cushion bicycle helmets.
Aydin Buluc Wins 2013 DOE Early Career Award
5.07.13 Aydin Buluc of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) Computational Research Division (CRD) has been honored with a 2013 Department of Energy's Early Career Award for his work on energy-efficient parallel graph and data mining algorithms.
Bert de Jong to Lead CRD's Scientific Computing Group
5.03.13 Bert de Jong of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has been named the new leader of the Scientific Computing Group in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). De Jong will join Berkeley Lab on July 1.
Brain Visualization Prototype Holds Promise for Precision Medicine
5.03.13 Researchers from Berkeley Lab, UCSF and Oblong Industries presented a prototype of their brain simulation and innovative navigation interface at UCSF's OME Precision Medicine Summit on Thursday, May 2. Experts believe that this visualization holds promise for the field of precision medicine.
James Sethian Elected to National Academy of Sciences
4.30.13 James Sethian, an applied mathematician who leads the Mathematics Grooup at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Aided by Simulations, Scientists Observe Atomic Collapse State
4.30.13 Aided by simulations generated at NERSC, scientists have finally confirmed a 70 year-old prediction in quantum mechanics: Electrons in super-heavy atoms can spiral into the nucleus and away again, emitting positron in the process, an effect known as atomic collapse resonance. This finding holds important implications for new kinds of graphene-based electronic devices, as well as future basic physics research.
CENIC and ESnet Connect at 100 Gigabits per Second
4.30.13 CENIC and ESnet have announced a 100-Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) link between their networks at the Sunnyvale backbone node of CENIC's California Research and Education Network. This new ultra high bandwidth connection will enable more effective collaboration on pressing, data-intensive scientific challenges.