January 29, 2019
In six of the seven facilities of the Molecular Foundry, scientists at benches or instruments, in lab coats or clean room suits, are hard at work creating and characterizing nanoscale materials. Sandwiched in between those levels of laboratories, however, is a different kind of lab — one within a more traditional workspace of offices and cubicles. “Our computing is our lab space,” said David Prendergast, director of the Berkeley Lab’s Theory... Read More »

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is a detector in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring designed to investigate quark-gluon plasma, the primitive matter that filled the early universe. Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division, in partnership with IT's Scientific Computing Group, has recently established a new site on the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid to provide a significant amount of ALICE computing and data storage. Read More »

August 13, 2018

Thomas Edison tested thousands of materials before discovering the one for his electric light bulb. Materials scientists today are only recently transitioning from the “Edisonian” way of discovery to data-driven “materials by design.” Using supercomputing, Materials Project researcher Shyam Dwaraknath and other Berkeley Lab scientists are helping bridge the gap from computer simulations to real-world applications. Read More »

Scientists at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source are using the new COSMIC Imaging beamline and a high-performance data pipeline implemented by IT Division’s Scientific Computing Group to turn large datasets of x-ray diffraction data into high resolution images. With a technique called ptychographic computed tomography, the researchers recently mapped locations of nanoscale reactions inside a lithium-ion battery in 3D. Read More »

June 15, 2018

What is the relationship between the frequency of lightning strikes and frequency of wildfires? That’s just one of the questions researcher David Romps is trying to answer. As a faculty scientist in Berkeley Lab's Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Romps leverages Berkeley Lab Science IT resources like Lawrencium to better understand Earth’s climate.
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