August 2015   |   Visualization

Picture show

The Cinema project visualizes big simulations as they run.

Exascale Science
July 2015

Mounting a charge

Early-career awardees attack exascale computing on two fronts: power and resilience.

July 2015

Zooming in

Research helps identify relevant science concealed in large image data sets.

Energy, Physics
July 2015

When electrons cooperate

University of Illinois physicists apply supercomputing to explore unconventional, high-temperature superconductivity.

Science Highlights

July 2015

Mystery objects

The secrets of tiny whirlpools in ultracold superfluids are revealed by full three-dimensional simulation and analysis.


Experiments with ultra-cold superfluids – liquids cooled until they flow without friction – allow scientists to investigate quantum mechanical principles central to our understanding of the physical world. Researchers developed computational algorithms that consider these superfulids’ complex physics. The new codes can account for instabilities, including dissipation, a phenomenon through which vortices displace energy.

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