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World's first 3-D Simulations of Superluminous Supernovae

April 20, 2020

For the first time ever, an international team of astrophysicists simulated the three-dimensional (3-D) physics of superluminous supernovae — which are about a hundred times more luminous than typical supernovae. They achieved this milestone using Berkeley Lab's CASTRO code and supercomputers at NERSC. Read More »


Designing Materials with Tunable Electrical and Magnetic Behaviors

April 13, 2020

For the first time, the coupling of magnetic spins and atomic dynamics has been fully described in hexagonal iron sulfide (h-FeS), explaining the origin of its fascinating coexistence of metal-insulator, structural, and magnetic transitions. Read More »

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