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NERSC Presents Computational Science Lecture Series in D.C.

March 30, 1999

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a DOE national user facility, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are presenting a series of colloquia on some of the more exciting and promising areas of computational science. NERSC, originally established in 1974, provides computing resources to 2,500 users and also advances research in such areas as combustion, climate change, computational biology, materials science, data intensive computing and fusion energy.

The colloquia will be held in April, May and June 1999 at Berkeley Lab's Washington, D.C., office, 1250 Maryland Ave. SW, starting at 9 a.m. The series is open to members of government agencies and the interested public. Here is a schedule of the talks:

April 9

"Reinventing the Supercomputer Center at NERSC - Again"

Horst Simon, NERSC Division Director

April 16

"Supercomputing and the Fate of the Universe"

Saul Perlmutter, Supernova Cosmology Project Leader

(Co-recipient of Science Magazine's 1998 Breakthrough of the Year)

April 23

"Computational Challenges in Structural and Functional Genomics"

Teresa Head-Gordon, Berkeley Lab Staff Scientist

May 4

"Computational Fluid Dynamics and Combustion Modeling"

Phil Colella, NERSC Applied Numerical Algorithms Group Leader

(Recipient of IEEE's 1998 Sidney Fernbach Award)

May 14

"Data Intensive Computing at NERSC"

Robert Lucas, NERSC High Performance Computing Research Department Head

May 21

"NERSC Terascale Production Computing in the Next Decade"

Bill Kramer, NERSC High Performance Computing Department Head

June 4

"Handling Large Data Sets in Biology"

Manfred Zorn/Sylvia Spengler, NERSC Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics Co-Directors

June 18

"Materials Science at the Teraflop Level"

Andrew Canning, NERSC Scientific Computing Group

(Co-recipient of 1998 Gordon Bell Prize)








About NERSC and Berkeley Lab
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.