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

New Frontiers for Material Modeling via Machine Learning Techniques with Quantum

Current PI: Dario Alfe, University College London
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 36,300,000

Physics

Scaling LHC Proton-Proton Collision Simulations in the ATLAS Detector

Current PI: Eric Lancon, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 80,000,000

Physics

High-fidelity gyrokinetic simulation of tokamak and ITER edge physics

Current PI: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton University
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 105,000,000

Physics

Hadron structure from Lattice QCD

Current PI: Konstantinos Orginos, College of William & Mary
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 100,000,000

Physics

Ab-initio Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Reactions

Current PI: Gaute Hagen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 105,000,000

Physics

Approaching Exascale Models of Astrophysical Explosions

Current PI: Michael Zingale, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 45,000,000

Physics

Computational Studies of Spin-Fluctuation Fingerprints in Cuprates

Current PI: Thomas Maier, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 36,000,000

Physics

The Real World of Real Glue

Current PI: Robert Edwards, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 96,000,000

Physics

Lattice QCD

Current PI: Robert Edwards, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 100,000,000

Physics

Revealing the Physics of Galactic Winds with Petascale GPU Simulations

Current PI: Brant Robertson, University of California - Santa Cruz
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 46,000,000

Physics

Parton Distribution Functions From Lattice QCD

Current PI: Constantia Alexandrou, University of Cyprus
Allocation Source: INCITE
Allocation Hours: 50,000,000

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

Physics

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

Physics

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: 40,000,000

Physics

Phase Boundary of Baryon-rich QCD Matter

Current PI: Swagato Mukherjee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Allocation Source: ALCC
Allocation Hours: 85,000,000