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3D Sims Reveal Superluminous Supernovae Secrets

For the first time ever, an international team of astrophysicists simulated the three-dimensional (3D) physics of superluminous supernovae powered by magnetar stars. They achieved this milestone using Berkeley Lab’s CASTRO code and supercomputers at NERSC.

Machine Learning Tool Could Provide Unexpected COVID-19 Insights

A team of Berkeley Lab scientists have quickly built a NERSC-powered text-mining tool to help scientists draw insights from a growing body of COVID-19 research. It's now live at

NERSC Finalizes ‘Perlmutter’ Contract

In April, NERSC finalized the contract for Perlmutter, its next-gen Cray Shasta supercomputer, moving another step closer to making this GPU-accelerated system available to the science community in 2020.

ESnet Names Guok Group Lead

Chin Guok has been named group lead for ESnet's Planning and Architecture Group. In the acting role for the past year, Guok led the ESnet6 project through its Conceptual and Final Design Review.


ICMYI: Social Media

CCSE: A Day in the Life Under Quarantine

CCSE Team members in a Zoom meeting.
CRD's Center for Computational Sciences & Engineering (CCSE) staff shared how they are coping with quarantine and getting on with the science.
Victor Zendejas poses at his desk in suitcoat and tie over shorts.
UC Berkeley student Victor Zendajas misses seeing everyone in the office, but keeps up (virtual) appearances for his colleagues.
Berkeley Lab scientist Marcus Day playing his drumkit.
Marc Day keeps drumming away at his science (and his drums).
Berkeley Lab scientist Andy Nonaka poses with his children.
Andy Nonaka gets up earlier to work so there's more time with his kids in the evenings.


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