Grand Challenge #9 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 2014–September 2015

Tier I

PI Project Title Sierra
Chapman, Thomas Appication-Driven Research Into Multi-Scale Modeling of Laser Plasma Interaction   2000
Correa, Alfredo Non-Adiabatic Dynamics for Heavy-Ion and Temperature-Dependent Electronic Stopping 400 2000
Vranas, Pavlos Illuminating the Dark Universe with PetaFlops Supercomputing   2000
Wong, Sergio Development of a Virtual Human Heart to Predict the Pharmacology of Novel Drugs (in support of LDRD SI heart simulation project) 400 2000

Tier II

Berger, Richard Theory and Simulation of Large-Amplitude Electron Plasma and Ion Acoustic Waves with an Innovative 2D+2V Vlasov Code 200  
Fiuza, Frederico Unveiling the Generation and Amplification of Cosmic Magnetic Fields-from Laboratory to Atrophysics in Silico   500
Glosli, Jim Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Species Diffusion at Plasma Interfaces   500
Kuo, Will Predicting Equation of States of Energetic Molecular Crystals 100 500
Morales, Miguel Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Hydrogen at High Pressure   500
Pask, John Improving Lithium Ion Batteries from First Principles–Quantum Molecular Dynamics of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase Layer   500
Pham, Tuan Exploring the Electrochemistry of Electrode/Electrolyte Interfaces with Quantum Simulations   500
Quaglioni, Sofia From Nucleons to Nuclei to Fusion Reactions   500
Randles, Amanda Studying the Impact of Physiological Conditions of Cardiac Risk Factors   500
Rubenstein, Brenda High Pressure BCC Iron?: An Auxiliary-Field Quantum Monte Carlo Study of the Iron Phase Diagram   500
Samanta, Amit Exploring the Phase Diagram of Water From First Principles   500
Schmidt, Andrea Fully Kinetic Simulations of a Dense Plasma Focus (DPF) Z-Pinch for Compact Fusion 100 500
Wilson, Brian Monte Carlo Calculation of the Non-LTE Emission and Absorption of Plasmas 100  
Yang, Yue Catalyst Design Towards Efficient Capture of Carbon Dioxide 100 500