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NERSC Nobel Keynote Lecture Series at Berkeley Lab

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As part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, NERSC sponsored a series of lectures May 20 to June 11, 2014 describing the research behind four Nobel Prizes. The Laureates are long-time users of NERSC’s supercomputing resources.

Videos of the talks are available below.


Tuesday, May 20: John Kuriyan, UC Berkeley
Member of Martin Karplus’ team – 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“Molecular Dynamics Simulations and the Mechanisms of Protein Complexes”
Berkeley Lab, Bldg. 66 auditorium, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

»Watch the video: John Kuriyan


Wednesday, May 28: Warren Washington, NCAR
2007 Nobel Prize as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
“The Brief History and Future Development of Earth System Models:
Resolution and Complexity”
Berkeley Lab, Bldg. 66 auditorium, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

»Watch the video: Warren Washington
»Download Presentation (PDF | 9.5MB)


Tuesday, June 3: George Smoot, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
“The Universe & Computers”
Berkeley Lab, Bldg. 66 auditorium, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

»Watch the video: George Smoot
»Download Presentation (PDF | 12.2MB)


Wednesday, June 11: Saul Perlmutter, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
“Data, Computation and the Fate of the Universe”
Berkeley Lab, Bldg. 50 auditorium, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

»Watch the video: Saul Perlmutter
»Download Presentation (PDF | 4.2MB)

About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary high-performance computing facility for scientific research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the NERSC Center serves more than 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in combustion, climate modeling, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. DOE Office of Science. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.