SCI Research Highlighted in Argonne's 10 Year Celebration
Modeling detonations to transport explosives safely
Researchers modeled a 2005 explosion that left a 30-by-70-foot crater in a Utah highway, capturing the physics that made the truck's cargo explode more violently than it should have. With such simulations, we can design safer transport for explosives. Led by Martin Berzins, University of Utah
Best Paper: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Improved identification of data correlations through correlation coordinate plots, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP), 2016.
Best PhD Project: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Data Scalable Approach for Identifying Correlation in Large and Muti-Dimensional Data, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications Doctoral Consortium (IVAPP), 2016.
Congratulations to Laura Lediaev on winning the 2015 Teapot Rendering Competition. Her stunning image titled Pile of Teapots, was the winner and audience choice award.
This image is not strictly photorealistic. Laura rendered out the image into two main layers, one for specular highlights and caustics, and one for diffuse lighting. She also has a mask for just the teapots, and one for the ground. Laura was able to split up the image and adjust the brightness of each part independently. Here she decided to include some diffuse reflection/refraction for the teapots, but mostly removed the diffuse lighting from the ground. This gave an extra glow to the teapots and also emphasized the caustics. 100,000 samples per pixel.
Ross Whitaker Elected to AIMBE's College of Fellows
Congratulations to Ross Whitaker, who has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. The AIMBE College of Fellows represents the most accomplished and distinguished medical and biological engineers responsible for innovation and discovery.
INCITE Awards 351 Million Core Hours to Martin Berzins and Team
INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research Projects
Newswise — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2015–The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America's two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse projects will advance knowledge in critical areas ranging from sustainable energy technologies to next-generation materials.