NUCLEI team wins NERSC award
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
has announced that
NUCLEI investigators James Vary, Pieter Maris, Esmond Ng and
Chao Yang have been
awarded the NERSC Exascale Science Application Program (NESAP) for
"Weakly Bound and
Resonant States in Light Isotope Chains Using MFDn -- Many
Fermion Dynamics Nuclear
Physics." The project team also includes George Papdimitriou
(ISU), Mark Caprio (UND),
and Meiyue Shao (LBNL). With this award, the project team,
working with NERSC, Cray, and Intel
"will undertake intensive efforts to adapt software to take
advantage of Cori's Knights Landing
manycore architecture and to use the resultant codes to produce
on an architecture that may represent an approach to exascale
See additional information about the
the full list
of 20 awards.
Paper by NUCLEI researcher selected as "Publisher's Pick" in J.Phys. G
The paper "Error estimates of theoretical models: a guide"
by Witek Nazarewicz and collaborators Jacek Dobaczewski and P.G. Reinhard
has been highlighted
by the publisher of Journal of Physics G, who writes:
"In every scientific discipline estimating errors is vital to understanding data.
This work provides an outstanding guide to uncertainty quantification
in nuclear structure models, and acts as a precursor to an upcoming JPhysG Focus Issue
on 'Enhancing the interaction between nuclear experiment and theory through
information and statistics'."
Papers by NUCLEI researchers selected as "Editor's Suggestions" in PRC
Several recent papers describing NUCLEI physics
have been highlighted by the Editors of Physical Review C:
Congratulations to these scientists!
"Adaptive multi-resolution 3D Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov solver for nuclear structure,"
J. C. Pei, G. I. Fann, R. J. Harrison, W. Nazarewicz, Yue Shi, and S. Thornton,
Phys. Rev. C 90, 024317 (2014)
"Nucleon and nucleon-pair momentum distributions in A<=12 nuclei," R. B.
Wiringa, R. Schiavilla, S. C. Pieper, and J. Carlson, Phys. Rev. C 89,
- "Neutral current
interactions of low-energy neutrinos in dense neutron
matter," Alessandro Lovato, Omar Benhar, Stefano Gandolfi, and Cristina
Losa, Phys. Rev. C 89, 025804 (2014).
Monte Carlo calculations of electromagnetic moments and
transitions in A ≤ 9 nuclei with meson-exchange currents derived from
chiral effective field theory," S. Pastore, S. C. Pieper, R. Schiavilla, and
R. B. Wiringa, Phys. Rev. C 87, 035503 (2013).
Figures from NUCLEI papers selected for PRC Kaleidoscope
showing paths for spontaneous fission of 264Fm from the paper
fission lifetimes from the minimization of self-consistent collective action"
by Jhilam Sadhukhan, K. Mazurek, A. Baran, J. Dobaczewski, W. Nazarewicz, and J. A. Sheikh,
Phys. Rev. C 88, 064314 (2013)
and a figure
a complex nuclear density simulation
from the paper "Nuclear
'pasta' formation" by A. S. Schneider, C. J. Horowitz, J. Hughto, and D. K. Berry,
Phys. Rev. C 88, 065807 (2013)
have been chosen
by the Editors of Physical Review C for
Congratulations to these researchers!
Article by NUCLEI researchers selected as Physica Scripta highlight
The paper Living on the edge
of stability, the limits of the nuclear landscape," by
C Forssen, G Hagen, M Hjorth-Jensen, W Nazarewicz, and J Rotureau, Physica Scripta T 152, 014022 (2013),
has been chosen by the editors of Physica Scripta for inclusion in the exclusive "Highlights of 2013"
collection. Congratulations to these scientists!
DOE awards 204 million processor hours for computational
The DOE INCITE program has
awarded a large number of hours on DOE's Leadership Class computers
computational nuclear physics projects for starting in 2014.
More details are available on the
2014 INCITE award.
Postdoc Position in leadership-class computational science at ALCF
Leadership Computing Facility is looking for bright young scientists from a
wide spectrum of backgrounds, with the common thread being the use of high
performance computing at large scale, especially applications targeting the
state-of-the-art supercomputer, Mira.
See the flyer and
job description for details on applying.
Postdoc Position in T-2 Group at Los Alamos
See Job Postings for details.