Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Star treatment

July 2024

A UT Austin-based fellow blends physics and advanced computing to reveal cosmic rays’ role in stellar events.


Computation across chemistry

June 2024

A fellow uses his deep experience in math and computation to study electric fields in proteins, reactions in batteries and other chemistry problems.


‘Putting it all together’

May 2024

A Vanderbilt University fellowship recipient applies math, physics and computation to sort out semiconductor defects.


Fast fade

February 2022

A DOE CSGF recipient studies transients, celestial objects that appear suddenly and rapidly fade.


Super-connected HPC

March 2021

The superfacility concept links high-performance computing capabilities across multiple scientific locations for scientists in a range of disciplines.


Efficiency surge

September 2019

A DOE CSGF recipient at the University of Texas took on a hurricane-flooding simulation and blew away limits on its performance.


Labeling climate

July 2019

A Berkeley Lab team tags dramatic weather events in atmospheric models, then applies supercomputing and deep learning to refine forecasts.


Swimming lessons

September 2018

A Berkeley Lab-Northwestern University team follows fish movements to build energy-efficiency algorithms.


Materials cookbook

June 2017

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



December 2016

With a boost from the Titan supercomputer, a Berkeley Lab group works the angles on X-rays to analyze thin films of interest for the next generation of nanodevices.


Analysis restaurant

November 2015

The AnalyzeThis system deals with the rush of huge data-analysis orders typical in scientific computing.


Noisy universe

September 2015

Berkeley Lab cosmologists sift tsunamis of data for signals from the birth of galaxies.


After the thaw

February 2014

Simulations of melting permafrost promise changes in climate modeling.


Rewinding the universe

December 2013

Dark energy propels the universe to expand faster and faster. Researchers are using simulations to test different conceptions about how this happens.


Filling in the blanks

November 2012

To prevent important information from being missed, a Berkeley Lab team is improving how supercomputers divvy up the ponderous tasks surrounding large simulations’ analytics and visualization.


Power boost

January 2012

Berkeley scientists have combined computational modeling and advanced materials synthesis to devise a low-cost anode that bolsters the feasibility of long-life lithium-ion batteries.


Helping hydrogen along

October 2011

Researchers have pursued clean hydrogen-based fuels for years. A Berkeley Lab team hopes to spur that quest with help from one of the world’s most powerful computers.


Nanostructural problem-solvers

December 2009

Computation ferrets out emergent behaviors of novel materials built from tiny blocks.