Grand Challenge #14 Awardees

The Computing Grand Challenge Program allocates significant quantities of institutional computational resources to LLNL researchers to perform cutting edge research on the LC capability computers. Proposals are reviewed by a lab-wide committee of researchers on the basis of the expected visibility and impact of the computational approach and anticipated scientific results. Most projects selected for Grand Challenge are awarded Tier 2 allocations, which corresponds to a substantial allocation on LC capability machines. A small number of highly-scored proposals are awarded larger Tier 1 allocations each year to showcase the highest visibility computational science currently being conducted at LLNL.

October 2019–September 2020


Tier I

PI Title
N. Schunck Nuclear Fission and Nucleosynthesis
Pavlos Vranas The Origins of Matter
Kyle Wendt Computing Atomic Nuclei: Exploring the Universe Through a Nuclear Lens

Tier II

PI Title
Vasily Bulatov Predicting Metal Strength Through Cross-Scale Matching 
James Glosli Plasma Transport through Atomistic Simulation and Experiment
Helgi Ingólfsson Developing in silico Assays for Measuring Drug Induced Changes Bilayer Properties 
Andreas Kemp Pushing NIF-ARC into the relativistic regime. The physics of multi-picosecond intense laser interaction in cone targets
Fionn Malone First Principles Predictions of Phase Transitions in Magnetic Materials
Joel Varley High-throughput discovery and co-optimization of Electrocatalysts and their Electrolytic Environment
Yue Yang Computer Aided Drug Discovery on Covalent RAS Inhibitors
Xiaohua Zhang Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer