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In Memoriam: Andrew Sessler, Former Lab Director, Acclaimed Physicist and Humanitarian

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Andrew Sessler passed away April 18, following a long illness. He was 85. Sessler was a visionary in accelerator and energy sciences, and was instrumental in the worldwide effort to liberate scientists suffering from political oppression. Said Lab Director Paul Alivisatos,
“Andy Sessler changed the face and character of our Laboratory. He successfully made the case for science to aid our country during its first energy crisis and helped establish the Lab’s efforts that brought about important technologies and standards that have improved the way we conserve and consume energy.” »

Berkeley Lab’s Adam Arkin Wins 2013 Lawrence Award

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Adam Arkin, director of Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division, has been named one of six recipients of the 2013 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. »

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Edison - A New Cray Supercomputer Advances Discovery at NERSC

When a supercomputing center installs a new system, users are invited to make heavy use of the computer as part of the rigorous testing. In this video, find out what top scientists have discovered using Edison, a Cray XC30 supercomputer, and how NERSC’s newest supercomputer will accelerate their future research. »