The ASCR program at LLNL supports fundamental research in the applied mathematics, computer science, and data science disciplines. The research portfolio includes advanced numerical methods development for solving complex physics applications on high performance computers, basic research on the tools and methods necessary to allow scientists to effectively use the current and next generation of high performance computers, and technologies that increase our insight and understanding in to massive scientific data sets. This research is particularly synergistic with LLNL missions and long-term strategic objectives, particularly as they pertain to the use of simulation and exascale computing environments.
The BES program at LLNL supports fundamental investigations in the fields of materials science, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biomaterials. The BES-supported research portfolio at LLNL includes research efforts in the areas of ultrafast materials science, actinide science, radiation-resistant materials for advanced energy applications, nanoscale biomaterials science, and materials characterization for geosciences. In addition, BES supports LLNL research at national scientific user facilities — such as synchrotron-radiation and neutron sources. BES-supported work at LLNL is aligned and consistent with the Laboratory's long-term strategic objectives in support of its national and energy security, and fundamental science mission needs.
The BER program at LLNL supports a diverse set of research programs. The research portfolio includes the analysis of different climate models; research on cloud and aerosol physics and atmospheric chemistry; microbial systems biology relevant to both biofuel development terrestrial carbon sequestration; the biogeochemistry of the subsurface reactive transport of plutonium; and the development of an artificial retina. These programs lie at the scientific core of the LLNL's mission to advance the energy and environmental security of the nation.
The FES program at LLNL covers a broad range of research activities (experiments, theory, and modeling) in (1) magnetic fusion energy (MFE) science; (2) high energy density laboratory plasmas (HEDLP) including inertial fusion energy (IFE) science; and (3) fusion technology and materials. FES supported work at LLNL is aligned with the Laboratory's long-term strategic objectives in support of its national and energy security mission needs, and fully supportive of the strategic goals of FES.
The HEP program at LLNL supports fundamental research in advanced detector development, dark matter searches, the properties of neutrinos and the search for the Higgs and supersymmetry, as well as theoretical investigations of physics beyond the standard model. The scientists engaged in this research apply their skills and expertise across the span of programmatic work at LLNL, which include non-proliferation, stockpile stewardship, homeland security, the National Ignition Facility and the high performance computing facilities.
The Nuclear Physics program at LLNL supports fundamental research in a broad range of topics including theoretical work spanning the range from QCD, through ab initio nuclear structure and reaction theory through fissioning heavy nuclear systems. The experimental program includes work on neutrinoless double-beta-decay searches as well as the elucidation of nuclear structure off of stability, and in the study of relativistic heavy ion collisions both at RHIC and at LHC. These programs compliment the programmatic work the same scientists are involved in including homeland security activities in attribution, stockpile stewardship and the National Ignition Facility.
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The Office of Science Programs Deputy Program Director at LLNL is Scot Olivier.
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