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Nobel Keynote Lecture Series at Berkeley Lab

June 4, 2014

In honor of its 40th Anniversary, NERSC is sponsoring a series of lectures describing the research behind four Nobel Prizes. The Laureates are also long-time users of NERSC’s supercomputing resources.


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)


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, 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, 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

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.