Exascale rocks

In the late 2000s, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists Carl Steefel and David Trebotich had a computational dream. They wanted… Read More

April 12, 2022

Motion detectors

This research team wants to make literal earthshaking discoveries every day. “Earthquakes are a tremendous societal problem,” says David McCallen,… Read More

August 26, 2021

Sizing up the beast

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) headquarters where Christine Goulet works sits atop the belly of the beast. Its University… Read More

April 22, 2020

The Big One, in 3-D

Early on a Sunday in June 1992, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake near the San Andreas fault shook Southern California. It… Read More

January 17, 2018

Bake and shake

Jeroen Tromp’s geophysics group at Princeton University is using of one of science’s most powerful supercomputers to map underground plate… Read More

December 14, 2016

Digital rock physics

Fluids flowing underground are fundamental to water and energy security. These flows are important for a variety of applications –… Read More

October 26, 2016

As below, so above

Over millions of years, Earth’s continental plates have slammed against each other to form mountain ranges and have slid under… Read More

May 28, 2015

Pore samples

Using tailor-made software running on top-tier supercomputers, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory team is creating microscopic pore-scale simulations that complement… Read More

September 25, 2014

Super shakeup

What scientists don’t know about huge earthquakes can make them tremble. Despite impressive advances in earthquake monitoring, no one knows… Read More

December 16, 2010

Subterranean blues

Divining just how contaminants such as radioactive particles behave as they move from soils to groundwater in complex subterranean worlds… Read More

June 26, 2009