Physics

Physics

General Physics Research Projects

CRCNS - Microimaging/modeling of Retinal Responses Measured with Laser Magnetometers
NMC Physics Research Los Alamos
computing at New Mexico Consortium Los Alamos

CRCNS - Microimaging/modeling of Retinal Responses Measured with Laser Magnetometers

Igor Savukov, LANL Staff Scientist, NMC Affiliate
Bryan Travis, NMC Research Scientist
John George, NMC Research Scientist

Olga Korzh, Junior Research Scientist

The goal of this research is to conduct nuclear-spin optical rotation (NSOR) experiments at Texas A&M university in collaboration with the Dr. Christian Hilty at his dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) facility. NSOR can be of interest to applications related to National Security and it is imperative that basic science be investigated in order to evaluate the potential for National Security applications.

Igor Savukov, LANL Staff Scientist, NMC Affiliate
John George, NMC Research Scientist

Olga Korzh, Junior Research Scientist

The goal of this research is to conduct nuclear-spin optical rotation (NSOR) experiments at Texas A&M university in collaboration with the Dr. Christian Hilty at his dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) facility. NSOR can be of interest to applications related to National Security and it is imperative that basic science be investigated in order to evaluate the potential for National Security applications.

Collaborative Research: DNP-Enhanced Nuclear Spin Optical Rotation Spectroscopy

Igor Savukov, LANL Staff Scientist, NMC Affiliate
Olga Korzh, NMC Junior Research Scientist

The project goal is to conduct nuclear-spin optical rotation (NSOR) experiments at Texas A&M university in collaboration with Prof. Hilty.

Previously, with Early Career LDRD funding this collaboration was established and some preliminary experiments were done at Texas A&M. The LDRD project has ended, but there are opportunities for continuing the research in this direction. Prof. Hilty has unique dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) facility which is essential for the proposed project, and NSF funding mechanism is ideal for such collaboration. Dr. Savukov involvement will be the guidance of the experiments and analysis, remotely and at the site at Texas. NSOR can be of interest to applications related to National Security; however, at this initial stage of development basic science needs to be investigated in order to evaluate the potential for National Security applications.

This project is sponsored by the NSF, and is a collaboration with Texas A&M.

Code Development of Atmospheric Physics Application for Next Generation Architectures

Bob Robey, LANL Staff Scientist, NMC Affiliate
Jeff Bowles

In this project the Higrad suite of codes is being ported to run on next generation architectures including the Intel Xeon Phi, GPUs such as the Nvidia architecture and larger numbers of multi-core processors. The scope of the work includes the development of test suites, code quality improvements, documentation, robustness, optimizations and finally the scaling of the application to run on tens to hundreds of thousands of processes.

Plasma Physics Research Projects

PLASMA PHYSICS: Turbulence and Particle Energization in Low-Beta Plasmas

Hui Li, LANL Staff Scientist
Xiangrong Fu, NMC Research Scientist

As part of the DoE/OFES project at LANL, this project performs advanced numerical simulations to study the current sheets and particle energization in turbulent plasmas. This has applications for space, solar and astrophysical plasmas. Dr. Xiangrong Fu from the NMC has developed hybrid and kinetic simulation techniques that can contribute to this project. He shall utilize these codes to study the effects of turbulence on particle energization and identify possible applications of these processes in systems such as solar wind, solar corona and accretion disk corona. This is an important part of our DoE/OFES project.