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Physics

Women in Physics Attendees Tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

Hai Ah Nam, a computational scientist a the OLCF, and Channa Palmer, ORNL university recruiter, led the SCUWP group through tours of ORNL’s historic Graphite Reactor, Spallation Neutron Source, OLCF, and the Everest Powerwall, a 30-foot screen for scientific visualizations.
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When Worlds Collide

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Homa Karimabadi’s team, in close collaboration with William Daughton at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is currently using the OLCF’s Jaguar supercomputer to better understand the processes giving rise to space weather.
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When a Magnet Isn’t a Magnet

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Using an application that took the 2009 Gordon Bell Prize as the world’s most advanced scientific computing application, a team led by ORNL’s Markus Eisenbach has been simulating the magnetic properties of promising materials, focusing in particular on the magnetocaloric effect. Its work is detailed in three recent papers in the Journal of Applied Physics.
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Nanoelectric Simulation Team Finalists for Gordon Bell Prize

By  •  7 years ago  •  People

Researchers from Purdue University, the University of Alabama–Huntsville, and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich are finalists for this year’s coveted ACM Gordon Bell Prize, thanks to a nanoscale simulation of electronic devices performed on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar supercomputer.
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Computation Proves Predictive Capabilities of Nuclei through Fluorine-14 Simulation

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

Scientists use Oak Ridge and Argonne supercomputers to gain insight into nuclear behavior

As part of its quest to understand fluorine-14, a team led by Iowa State University physicist James …
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Supercomputers Aid in Understanding the Basic Building Blocks of Nature

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

A team of scientists has been awarded a total of 80 million processor hours at the OLCF and the ALCF for QCD research to help develop a unified theory of how the four fundamental forces of nature interact.
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It Takes Three to Tango

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

The nucleus of an atom, like most everything else, is more complicated than we first thought. Just how much more complicated is the subject of a Petascale Early Science project led by ORNL’s David Dean.
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The Curious Case of Germanium-72

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

There’s a lot we don’t know about the atomic nucleus, even though it was discovered a century ago this year.
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Quantum Spin Doctors Dissect Exotic States of Matter

By  •  10 years ago  •  Science

When German physicist Max Planck created quantum theory in 1900, he was not trying to revolutionize the world. He was just trying to provide a theoretical foundation for the way …
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