A smashing success

December 30th, 2014
Since 2000, RHIC – for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider – has pushed gold ions to near-light speeds around a 2.4-mile racetrack at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This is an image from the collider's Star detector.

The world’s particle colliders unite to share and analyze massive volumes of data.


Universe in a day

November 19th, 2014
A small subset of the particles from the Dark Sky Simulation Collaboration, showing a massive galaxy cluster at the center. Particles are colored by their incoming (blue) or outgoing (red) velocity with respect to the cluster. (See ihttp://darksky.slac.stanford.edu/halo_world.html.)

A team working on the Titan supercomputer simulates the biggest thing of all in a flash, then shares.


Back to the hydrogen future

October 8th, 2014
Liquid water molecules binding to a surface a promising photoactive system, called InP, for generating hydrogen using sunlight and water.

At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Computational Science Graduate Fellowship alum Brandon Wood applies the world’s most sophisticated molecular dynamics codes on America’s leading supercomputers to model hydrogen’s reaction kinetics.