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.


High-Fidelity Simulation of Tokamak Edge Plasma Transport

Principal Investigator: Choong-Seock Chang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
270,000,000 hours


Linkages between Turbulence and Reconnection Kinectic Plasmas

Principal Investigator: William Daughton, Los Alamos National Laboratory
60,000,000 hours


Cosmological Simulations for Large-Scale Sky Survey

Principal Investigator: Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
160,000,000 hours


Lattice QCD

Principal Investigator: Paul Mackenzie, Fermilab

280,000,000 hours


Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Reactions

Principal Investigator: James Vary, Iowa State University
204,000,000 hours


Approaching Exascale Models of Astrophysical Explosions

Principal Investigator: Michael Zingale, Stony Brook University
50,000,000 hours


Targeting Cancer with High Power Lasers

Principal Investigator: Michael Bussmann, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
57,000,000 hours

Physics Projects