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Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

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Horst SimonHorst Simon Named Deputy Director of Berkeley Lab

Horst Simon, an internationally recognized expert in computer science and applied mathematics, has been named Deputy Director of Berkeley Lab. "Horst is a strong leader who has helped to lead a tremendously productive program in high-performance computing that is world-class," said Berkeley Lab Director Paul Alivisatos. “As Deputy Director he'll help me lead major scientific initiatives, oversee strategic research investments, and maintain the intellectual vitality of Berkeley Lab." Prior to this appointment, Simon served as Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences. In his capacity as Associate Lab Director, Simon helped to establish Berkeley Lab as a world leader in providing supercomputing resources to support research in fields ranging from global climate modeling to astrophysics. Go here to read the full press release on his announcement and here for a Q&A with Simon.

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