Science Highlights

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Argonne workshop discusses theory and applications of automatic differentiation

Argonne National Laboratory hosted the Third Argonne Workshop on Automatic Differentiation on August 20-21, 2015.

August 28, 2015
Release of RGG 2.0 mesh toolkit announced

The Reactor Geometry Generator development team at Argonne National Laboratory is pleased to announce the release of RGG 2.0.

August 3, 2015
MPI tutorial to be held at Argonne

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division will hold a full-day tutorial on “Parallel Programming with MPI” at Argonne’s Theory and Computing Sciences Center on June 5.

May 19, 2015
Addressing trust in numerical simulations — help wanted!

Trust is a serious and insufficiently recognized problem.

May 11, 2015
Using machine learning approaches for load balancing of climate models

Complex climate simulation models must exploit today’s most advanced leadership-class compute platforms to provide meaningful predictions.

February 20, 2015
Coordinating the platooning of heavy-duty vehicles

Platooning – grouping vehicles in a single file on roadways – may suggest to some drivers a nightmarish delay and the impossibility of passing for miles on end.

January 9, 2015
Fig. 1: Sample of the clearness index on a 400x400 patch around Lamont, OK, on March 3, 2014, at 16:00 UTC (left) and its reconstruction with 8 components (right).
Researchers develop model for solar irradiation based on satellite observations

Solar power is becoming increasingly important for energy applications.

January 5, 2015
This image shows what happens in a detector after colliding two protons, each with an energy of roughly 50 TeV.  This single collision event was taken 
from a simulation of roughly 400 million events. Blue lines represent the tracks of charged  particles, red lines represent electrons and muons. Yellow cones represent hadronic jets with energies above 3 TeV. Image by Sergei Chekanov; click to view larger.
Researchers create enormous simulation of proton collisions

Scientists from Argonne and the University of Chicago have created one of the world's largest samples of Monte Carlo simulated proton-proton collisions. The data sample contains 400 million events, each of which contains 5500 particles on average, totaling more than 2 trillion generated particles.

December 12, 2014
Elucidating the structure of icosahedral quasicrystals

Soccer balls have it; so do virus capsids.

December 11, 2014
Swift provides scalable solution for APS beamline experiment

The Swift parallel scripting language, developed in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, recently was used to enable efficient analysis of X-ray scattering data from the Advanced Photon S

December 8, 2014