Julian Borrill leads the Computational Cosmology Center (C3) at Berkeley Lab, which is a focused collaboration of astrophysicists and computational scientists who are working to develop the tools, techniques and technologies to meet the analysis challenges posed by present and future cosmological data sets.
He is co-spokesperson for CMB-S4, a next-generation cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment that will combine telescopes and highly sensitive superconducting cameras at the South Pole, in the high Chilean Atacama plateau, and possibly also at sites in the northern hemisphere.
Borrill is also a senior scientist in the Computational Research Division at Berkeley Lab, and a Senior Research Physicist at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory.
His research has focused on developing and deploying high-performance computing (HPC) tools to analyze the huge data sets gathered by CMB experiments. For more than 15 years he has managed the CMB community’s HPC resources at Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).
In 2016, Borrill was awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal for conceiving and implementing the HPC system for the Planck satellite mission.
- Planck Collaboration Wins 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize
- Berkeley Lab’s Julian Borrill Elected Co-Spokesperson of Next-Gen Cosmic Microwave Background Experiment
- A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments
- CRD’s Julian Borrill Receives NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal
- Julian Borrill to Head Computational Cosmology at Berkeley Lab
In the news
- Quoted in PBS’ Nova: Will the Bicep2 Results Hold up?
- Podcast interview with HPCwire: NERSC Supercomputers Push Cosmological Limits
- Quoted in HPCwire: Hopper Lights Up the Cosmos
cosmic microwave background, CMB, high-performance computing, cosmology, Planck, NERSC, CMB-S4