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Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe
4 months ago

Supercomputers Aid Scientists Studying the Smallest Particles in the Universe

By  •  4 months ago  •  Featured, Science

Since the 1930s, scientists have been using particle accelerators to gain insights into the structure of matter and the laws of physics that govern our world. Today, these accelerators are …
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Compelling Evidence of Neutrino Process Opens Physics Possibilities
4 months ago

Compelling Evidence of Neutrino Process Opens Physics Possibilities

By  •  4 months ago  •  Science

The COHERENT particle physics experiment at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has firmly established the existence of a new kind of neutrino interaction. Because neutrinos are electrically …
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Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles
2 years ago

Getting a Big Look at Tiny Particles

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

At the turn of the 20th century, scientists discovered that atoms were composed of smaller particles. They found that inside each atom, negatively charged electrons orbit a nucleus made of …
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With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem
3 years ago

With Supercomputing Power and an Unconventional Strategy, Scientists Solve a Next-Generation Physics Problem

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a team of researchers has calculated a fundamental property of protons and neutrons, known as the nucleon axial …
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Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries
3 years ago

Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Nuclear physicists are using the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and …
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