The physical world is governed by laws describing how matter and energy interact at scales ranging from the smallest particles to the entire universe. Physicists are using the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s enormous computing power to reveal the nature of matter at its most elusive—from the behavior of the quarks, electrons, and other fundamental particles that make up atoms and everything we know, to the workings of the molecules made up of those atoms.

Current Active Physics Projects

Physics

Reionization and its Impact on the Local Universe: Witnessing our own Cosmic Dawn

Current PI: Pierre Ocvirk, Universite de Strasbourg, Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Extending the Discovery Space of Cosmological Surveys

Current PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Abacus2020: N-body Simulations for Precision Cosmology with DESI

Current PI: Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard University
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Nuclear Physics from the Standard Model

Current PI: William Detmold, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 5,000

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Hadron Structure from Lattice QCD

Current PI: Konstantinos Orginos, College of William & Mary
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Energetics of Collisionless Plasmas in the Laboratory and Space

Current PI: William Fox, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 400,000

Physics

Hot-dense Lattice QCD for RHIC and LHC

Current PI: Swagato Mukherjee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 400,000

Physics

The Structure and Interactions of Nucleons from the Standard Model

Current PI: Andre Walker-Loud, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Simulating Neutron Star Binary Merger Remnant Disks and Tilted Thin Disk

Current PI: Alexander Tchekhovskoy, Northwestern University
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Long term 3D simulations of core-collapse supernovae

Current PI: William Hix, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 660,000

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Integrated Simulation of Energetic Particles in Burning Plasmas

Current PI: Zhihong Lin, University of California - Irvine
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 660,000

Physics

Nuclear Matter Dynamics in Real Time and the Heaviest Elements in Nature

Current PI: Aurel Bulgac, University of Washington
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 660,000

Physics

Search for New Physics using Precision Tests of the Standard Model

Current PI: Norman Christ, Columbia University in the City of New York
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 660,000

Physics

New Frontiers for Material Modeling via Machine Learning Techniques with Quantum

Current PI: Dario Alfe, University College London
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 40,000

Physics

Scaling LHC Proton-Proton Collision Simulations

Current PI: Eric Lancon, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

High-fidelity Gyrokinetic Simulation of Tokamak and ITER Edge Physics

Current PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton University
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 1,050,000

Physics

Ab-initio Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Reactions

Current PI: Gaute Hagen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 550,000

Physics

Approaching Exascale Models of Astrophysical Explosions

Current PI: Michael Zingale, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 1,500,000

Physics

Computational Studies of Correlated Quantum Materials

Current PI: Thomas Maier, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 1,500,000

Physics

The Real World of Real Glue

Current PI: Robert Edwards, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Lattice QCD

Current PI: Robert Edwards, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 2,350,000

Physics

Parton Distribution Functions From Lattice QCD

Current PI: Constantia Alexandrou, University of Cyprus
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 2,350,000

Physics

Large scale deep neural network optimization for neutrino physics

Current PI: Gabriel Perdue, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 58,000,000

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Simulating particle interactions and the resulting detector response at the LHC and Fermilab

Current PI: John Childers, Argonne National Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 80,000,000

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Nuclear Fission: From More Phenomenology and Adjusted Parameters to More Fundamental Theory and Increased Predictive Power

Current PI: Aurel Bulgac, University of Washington
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 80,000,000

Physics

Emulating the Universe

Current PI: Katrin Heitmann, Argonne National Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 5,000

Physics

Phase Boundary of Baryon-rich QCD Matter

Current PI: Swagato Mukherjee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 5,000