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Four URA member universities receive funding for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in nuclear physics

Four URA member universities receive funding for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in nuclear physics

Washington — Department of Energy announced on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, $35 million for nuclear physics projects spanning across six national laboratories and four URA member universities.

Funding will be allocated towards three nuclear physics projects: Femtoscale Imaging of Nuclei using Exascale Platforms, NuclearSciDAC-5 Computational Low Energy Initiative (NUCLEI) and Fundamental nuclear physics at the exascale and beyond. Participating universities include Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A full list of awardees can be found here.

The Scientific Discovery (SciDAC) partnership program aims to bring together top researchers from the physical sciences, applied mathematics, and computer science fields to work on new computational methods to solve the world’s most challenging scientific problems. Established in 2001, SciDAC is a part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Today, SciDAC partners with the Department’s Office of Nuclear Energy alongside the Office of Science Core Programs.

Core Programs include:

  • Accelerator R&D and Production
  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research
  • Basic Energy Sciences
  • Biological and Environmental Research
  • Fusion Energy Sciences
  • High Energy Physics
  • Isotope R&D and Production
  • Nuclear Physics

The funding is set to last five years beginning with $7.2 million for the 2022 Fiscal Year.

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