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Berkeley Physicist Explains Higgs Boson Particle

July 3, 2012 | 4:37 pm

Berkeley Physicist Explains Higgs Boson Particle

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Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), near Geneva, Switzerland, are anticipating a breakthrough in researching the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle, to be announced Wednesday. KQED reporter Amy Standen interviewed Natalie Roe, director of the physics division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to see what this event means for our understanding […]

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At 16 Petaflops, East Bay Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest

June 18, 2012 | 11:45 am

At 16 Petaflops, East Bay Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest

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A new ranking out this morning shows that an IBM system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has broken the world speed record. The IBM Sequoia can do more than 16 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second, or 16 petaflops. That blows away the previous leader, a Japanese system, that does 10.5 petaflops. Lawrence Livermore uses its […]

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Nobel Laureate Motivated by ‘the Fate of the Universe’

October 4, 2011 | 5:03 pm

Nobel Laureate Motivated by ‘the Fate of the Universe’

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Reported by Amy Standen and Gabriela QuirĂ³s, Quest At this morning’s press conference at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, newly-minted Nobel laureate, astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter said what attracted him to his work initially was that it took a scientific approach to a philosophical question: What is the fate of the universe? Since astronomer Edwin Hubble’s observations in […]

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August 4, 2011 | 4:04 pm

Bay Area Cities Vie for a Second Lawrence Berkeley Lab Campus; A Critic Speaks Out

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By Lisa Pickoff-White and Kelly Wilkinson Albany city officials made their pitch Wednesday night to host the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. (Click here for Berkeleyside’s live-blog of that meeting.) The laboratory has outgrown its main campus in Berkeley and is looking to grow. Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Richmond were […]

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