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

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High-fidelity Gyrokinetic Simulation of Tokamak and ITER Edge Physics

Current PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
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Search for the QCD critical point

Current PI: Swagato Mukherjee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Precision calculations of matrix elements for Novel CP Violation Experiments

Current PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Advances in Quark and Lepton Flavor Physics with Lattice QCD

Current PI: Andreas Kronfeld, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at Extreme Scale in Summit

Current PI: Eliu Huerta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Nonlinear Rheology of Entangled Polymers

Current PI: Jan Michael Carrillo, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), University of Tennessee
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Hadron Structure from Lattice QCD

Current PI: Konstantinos Orginos, College of William & Mary
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Proton quasi-PDFs and quasi-GPDs from lattice QCD

Current PI: Martha Constantinou, Temple University
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Electromagnetic Corrections to Strong Dynamics

Current PI: Amy Nicholson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Probing QCD Crossover With Hyper-Skewness And Hyper-Kurtosis

Current PI: Swagato Mukherjee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Confronting the New Challenges in Hadron Spectroscopy

Current PI: Robert Edwards, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
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The Gluonic Structure Of The Proton

Current PI: Phiala Shanahan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Quantum Turbulence in Fermi Superfluids

Current PI: Michael Forbes, Washington State University
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Nucleon Matrix Elements: Probes of New Physics

Current PI: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Approaching Exascale Models of Astrophysical Explosions

Current PI: Michael Zingale, State University of New York at Stony Brook
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PLASM-IN-SILICO: HPC Modeling of High-Intensity Laser-Solid Interaction

Current PI: Jean-Luc Vay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Lattice QCD

Current PI: Andreas Kronfeld, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Extending the Discovery Space of Cosmological Surveys

Current PI: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
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Abacus2020: N-body Simulations for Precision Cosmology with DESI

Current PI: Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard University
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Simulating Neutron Star Binary Merger Remnant Disks and Tilted Thin Disk

Current PI: Alexander Tchekhovskoy, Northwestern University
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Long Term 3D Simulations of Core-Collapse Supernovae

Current PI: William Hix, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: DOE INCITE PROGRAM
Allocation Hours: 900,000

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

Current PI: Aurel Bulgac, University of Washington
Allocation Source: DOE INCITE PROGRAM
Allocation Hours: 900,000

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High-fidelity Gyrokinetic Simulation of Tokamak and ITER Edge Physics

Current PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Allocation Source: DOE INCITE PROGRAM
Allocation Hours: 5,000

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Ab-initio Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Reactions

Current PI: Gaute Hagen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: DOE INCITE PROGRAM
Allocation Hours: 693,000

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Approaching Exascale Models of Astrophysical Explosions

Current PI: Michael Zingale, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Allocation Source: DOE INCITE PROGRAM
Allocation Hours: 700,000

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Computational Studies of Correlated Quantum Materials

Current PI: Thomas Maier, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: DOE INCITE PROGRAM
Allocation Hours: 5,000