Articles written by Sarah Webb

About the Author

Sarah Webb has covered chemistry and materials science for Science News and worked in-house at both Discover and Popular Science. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, an undergraduate degree in German and completed a Fulbright fellowship doing organic chemistry research in Germany. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a past co-president of the Science Writers in New York (SWINY).

June 2017

Materials cookbook

June 7th, 2017 Updated: June 7th, 2017

A Berkeley Lab project computes a range of materials properties and boosts the development of new technologies.


June 2016

Early-universe soup

June 22nd, 2016 Updated: June 22nd, 2016

ORNL’s Titan supercomputer is helping Brookhaven physicists understand the matter that formed microseconds after the Big Bang.


August 2015

Layered look

August 26th, 2015 Updated: August 26th, 2015

With help from the Titan supercomputer, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory team is peering at the chemistry and physics between the layers of superconducting materials.


November 2010

Pressure and flow

November 16th, 2010 Updated: November 29th, 2011

The first large-scale simulation of blood flow in coronary arteries enlists a realistic description of the vessels’ geometries. Researchers reported on the simulation today at the SC10 supercomputing conference in New Orleans.


Computational sciences gets a Harvard institute

November 16th, 2010 Updated: March 16th, 2011

Projects such as looking at blood flow in the coronary arteries highlight the value of computation to understand problems in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, medicine, biology, the physical sciences and business. Seeing the need to expand course offerings and graduate student research opportunities, Cherry Murray, dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and […]