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NERSC 50th Anniversary

In 2024, NERSC celebrates its 50th anniversary, commemorating half a century of computational breakthroughs and supercharged science.

50th Anniversary Celebration Event, October 22-24

Over the coming year, we have talks, activities, and special events on tap to celebrate a half-century of scientific computing excellence. A couple of highlights include a scientific visualization art contest for NERSC users and a special celebration at Berkeley Lab. Save the dates: October 22-24, and bookmark this page for more details as they develop.

Legacy and Mission Grounded in Science

Founded in 1974 with a retired computer, NERSC has grown into a powerhouse of scientific productivity and high performance computing excellence, including affiliation with six Nobel prizes. We take pride in our unique heritage as we look forward to powering another 50 years of scientific discovery.

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NERSC 50th Anniversary News

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NERSC Science as Art Contest to Honor Beauty in Discovery

June 17, 2024

To help visualize the allure of 50 years of NERSC, you are invited to enter NERSC’s Science as Art competition. Read More »

CS Chang to Speak on State of Fusion Research at NERSC

June 12, 2024

NERSC was founded in 1974 to support nuclear fusion research – and on June 24, the NERSC@50 seminar series returns to those roots as Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researcher CS Chang presents on his work and the state of fusion research at NERSC. Read More »

Dula Parkinson to Present on ALS and Superfacility for NERSC@50

June 10, 2024

The NERSC@50 seminar series continues on June 17 with Dula Parkinson, the Program Lead for Diffraction and Imaging at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a proud NERSC user since 2010. The seminar, in honor of NERSC’s 50th anniversary, will take place at 1:30 p.m. PDT on Zoom. Read More »

David Baker Talks Protein Design on June 3

June 2, 2024

The NERSC@50 seminar series welcomes David Baker of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington. Join us for his presentation on prediction and design of protein interactions and how he’s using NERSC resources in his work to solve some of humanity's pressing problems. Read More »

Manos Mavrikakis to Deliver May 20 NERSC@50 Seminar

May 9, 2024

The NERSC@50 seminar series celebrating NERSC’s 50th anniversary continues Monday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom, with Manos Mavrikakis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison discussing reaction-driven formation of novel active sites on catalytic surfaces. Read More »

NERSC@50 Seminar Series Kicks off April 15

April 8, 2024

Join us for the NERSC@50 seminar series, a special collection of talks reflecting on the legacy and future of NERSC as we celebrate 50 years of supporting scientific discovery. Read More »

A Problem Solver and Forward Thinker: Jackie Scoggins reflects on time at NERSC

February 23, 2024

Former NERSC systems analyst Jackie Scoggins reflects on her time at NERSC as part of In Their Own Words, a Q&A series celebrating NERSC's 50th anniversary. Read More »

50 Years of NERSC Firsts

January 25, 2024

From its humble beginnings in 1974 to today, we present NERSC firsts and highlights over its 50 year history. Read More »

NERSC Celebrates 50 Years in 2024

January 4, 2024

In 2024, NERSC will celebrate the latest of many milestones: 50 years of service to the global science community. Read More »

NERSC 50th Anniversary Year Kicks Off at SC23

November 29, 2023

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) turns 50 in 2024, and celebrations are already underway. Read More »

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