Thursday, February 2, 2012

Steve Chu Attends Groundbreaking for CRT Building

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, along with Berkeley Lab and UC leaders, broke ground on the Lab’s Computational Research and Theory (CRT) facility yesterday. The CRT will be at the forefront of high-performance supercomputing research and be DOE’s most efficient facility of its kind. Joining Secretary Chu as speakers were Lab Director Paul Alivisatos, UC President Mark Yudof, Office of Science Director Bill Brinkman, and UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The festivities were emceed by Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, Kathy Yelick, and Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates joined in the shovel ceremony. Chu used the occasion to highlight President Obama’s State of the Union address and the administration’s commitment to America’s leadership in scientific innovation, particularly in the area of energy. More> Best Blogger Tips

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