Grand Challenge #15 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 2020–September 2021
 

Tier I

PI

Title

Draeger

Modeling tumor cell dynamics using a novel multi-physics moving window approach

Wendt

Computing Atomic Nuclei: Exploring the Universe Through a Nuclear Lens

Zhang

Machine Learning Directed Multiscale Simulations for RAS-driven Cancer Initiation

Tier II

PI

Title

Berry

A Quantitative and Experimentally Supported Multiscale Modeling Framework for Protein Condensation Underlying Neurodegeneration

Bulatov

Atomistic simulations of asymptotic crystal plasticity

Carpenter

A Virtual Synapse validated with precision experiments

Correa

Role of Electrons in Surface Degradation of Plasma Facing Materials for Fusion Application

Glosli

Plasma Transport through Atomistic Simulation and Experiment

Golovich

A New Asteroid Detection Method for Planetary Defense and Solar System Science

Hamel

Exploring the thermodynamics of Giant Impacts and Moon formation using new quantum mechanical methods

Link

Kinetic Modeling for Improving Current Coupling to DPF Z-Pinch Loads 

Lucas

Extreme wildfires in California simulated using high resolution atmospheric models and extreme computing

Malone

Understanding Metal-Insulator Transitions in Functional Materials

Moya

3D Bioprinted Aneurysm for Intervention Modeling Validation

Oppelstrup

Toward exa-scale simulation of recrystallization

Pitarka

Earthquake and Explosion Ground Motion Modeling and Simulation

Schunck

High-fidelity Fission Simulations

Swadling/Fiuza

Large-scale simulations of astrophysical collisionless shock formation and particle acceleration on NIF

Vranas

The Emergence of Nuclear and Dark Matter structure and Interactions

Yang

Computer Aided Drug Discovery on Covalent RAS Inhibitors