Science Engagement

Staff Section Head - Tom Beck

The Science Engagement section partners NCCS users with experts in scientific domains and computation to obtain optimal scientific results from the center’s computational resources and systems. The members of this section include experts in the chemical and materials sciences; in nuclear physics, such as nuclear structure and quantum chromodynamics; in high energy physics, such as particle physics; in astrophysics, such as stellar evolution and cosmology; and in climate science, geophysics, biology, biomedical sciences, and engineering. Additionally, this section works to improve algorithms and application performance.

Section Groups

Group Group Description
Advanced Computing for Chemistry & Materials Group

The Advanced Computing for Chemistry & Materials Group partners with HPC and data analytics users in the chemical and materials sciences.

Advanced Computing for Life Sciences & Engineering

The Advanced Computing for Life Sciences and Engineering Group partners with HPC and data analytics users of NCCS resources to maximize scientific output of computing allocations through expert knowledge in domain science, computer science, and mathematics. The domains we partner with include engineering, CFD, turbulence, combustion, plasma, fusion, biophysics, public health, and other related fields. A subset of our group’s expertise includes coding for accelerators, novel mathematical discretizations of partial differential equations, novel computer science approaches for performance and portability, novel machine learning approaches for image processing and other data analysis, profiling and debugging at scale, and emerging programming language standards. In particular, we excel at the intersection of domain science goals, programming approaches, computer hardware, and mathematical algorithms. We seek to optimize scientific output with each of these areas in mind when partnering with users of NCCS computing resources to make the best use of our computing resources.

Advanced Computing for Nuclear, Particles, & Astrophysics

The Advanced Computing for Nuclear, Particles, & Astrophysics Group partners with HPC and data analytics users in nuclear physics, such as nuclear structure and quantum chromodynamics; high energy physics, such as particle physics; and astrophysics, such as stellar evolution and cosmology.

Algorithms & Performance Analysis

The Algorithms & Performance Analysis Group partners with HPC and data analytics users on algorithmic and performance improvements and characterizes application performance and application requirements.