User Facility News

09.21.17User Facility

A TOAST for Next Generation CMB ExperimentsExternal link

Researchers in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Computational Cosmology Center (C3) recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST (Time Ordered Astrophysics Scalable Tools) to run on all 658,784 Intel Knights Landing (KNL) Xeon Phi processor cores on the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center’s (NERSC’s) Cori system. Read More »

09.21.17User Facility

High-Speed Movie Aids Scientists Who Design Glowing MoleculesExternal link

With SLAC’s X-ray laser, a research team captured ultrafast changes in fluorescent proteins between “dark” and “light” states. The insights allowed the scientists to design improved markers for biological imaging. Read More »

09.20.17User Facility

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and EthyleneExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant milestone in the effort to move toward sustainable sources of fuel. Read More »

09.20.17User Facility

For the Best Aerosol Data, ARM Embraces HarmonyExternal link

ARM’s three-year-long project to harmonize aerosol observation instruments and the streams of archived data that originate with them is expected to be largely done by this fall. Read More »

09.20.17User Facility

Multiscale Simulations Help Predict Unruly Plasma BehaviorExternal link

A team of physicists from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) ran a series of multiscale gyrokinetic simulations at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) to determine whether electron energy transport in a tokamak plasma discharge is multiscale in nature. Read More »

09.19.17User Facility

A Window into SolarExternal link

A University of Cambridge/Argonne National Laboratory collaboration has enlisted high-performance computing to data-mine materials’ physical and chemical properties for inexpensive and environmentally sound dye-sensitized solar cells in windows. Read More »

09.19.17User Facility

Copper Catalyst Yields High Efficiency CO2-to-Fuels ConversionExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy. Read More »

09.19.17User Facility

The Sublime Challenge of Jet NoiseExternal link

University of Minnesota Engineering Professor Joe Nichols is working with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to create high-fidelity computer simulations to determine how jet turbulence produces noise. Read More »

09.18.17User Facility

New Evidence for Small, Short-Lived Drops of Early Universe Quark-Gluon Plasma?External link

Scientists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory reveal correlated flow of particles emerging from even the lowest-energy, small-scale collisions at Big-Bang particle collider. Read More »

09.15.17User Facility

Brookhaven's Computational Science Laboratory Accelerates Radar Simulator Code for Cloud ResearchExternal link

Optimization will enable atmospheric scientists to more quickly evaluate how well cloud models simulate processes observed by radar and other sensors and determine if observational systems are capturing accurate views of the atmosphere. Read More »

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