Scientific Computation Application Partnerships in High Energy Physics

DOE Program Managers

Lali Chatterjee
High Energy Physics (HEP)

Randall Laviolette
Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

The DOE HEP program focuses on three scientific frontiers, namely, Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic, along with overarching research in Theory and Technology Research and Development to unravel deep fundamental questions about the dynamic universe. Studies at the three frontiers complement each other by accessing different natural symmetries and particle interactions through their respective specialized windows. Scientific simulations and advanced computing research and expertise are critical to the success of many of these studies, both theoretical and experimental.

The HEP SciDAC portfolio focuses on three major areas: Cosmic Frontier Scientific Simulations (CFSS), Lattice Gauge Theory Research (LGTR), and Accelerator Science Modeling and Simulation (ASMS).

Current Projects

Community Project for Accelerator Science and Simulation (ComPASS)
This projects aims to develop the HPC tools and applications necessary to design Project X, the proposed proton driver at Fermilab.

Lead Investigator: Panagiotis Spentzouris (
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Strongly-Coupled Field Theories at the Intensity and Energy Frontiers
This project is part of the software development effort of the USQCD Collaboration.

Lead Investigator: Paul Mackenzie (
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Computation-Driven Discovery for the Dark Universe
This project aims to build next-generation computational cosmology prediction and analysis frameworks that are directly targeted to current and future observations.

Lead Investigator: Salman Habib (
Argonne National Laboratory


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