DOESciDAC ReviewOffice of Science

ISSN: 1935-0570

Cover story:
Interview with Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, p7

Front cover: Massively parallel VORPAL simulations of LOASIS (LBNL) experiments show the structure of a plasma density wave, or wake (blue), driven by an intense laser pulse traveling upward in the image (p13).   Simulation by C.G.R. Geddes. VisIt visualization by G.H. Weber and C.G.R. Geddes, LBNL. 

Back cover: SciDAC 2009 conference (p72).
CONTENTS
ISSUE 13 SUMMER 2009
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INTERVIEW: DR. DIMITRI KUSNEZOV COVER STORY
Twenty Questions with the NNSA
Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov is Director of the Office of Research and Development for National Security Science and Technology.
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LASER PLASMA PARTICLE ACCELERATORS  
Large Fields for Smaller Facility Sources

Massively parallel SciDAC particle simulations provide physical insight into the development of next-generation accelerators that use laser-driven plasma waves.

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ITAPS
Advanced Simulation Technologies for Application Scientists
Advanced simulation techniques lie at the heart of many of the nation's most pressing scientific challenges, including understanding our changing climate, designing safe and efficient energy sources, and managing the nation's nuclear stockpile.
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COMPUTATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
A Cyber Environment to Support Pandemic Planning and Response

By leveraging advances in high-performance computing, algorithmic science, computational social science, and network science, computational epidemiologists can provide policy makers and public health officials with the information needed to prevent and control pandemics.

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ECOLOGY AND METAGENOMICS
Gaining New Insights into Microbial Communities
With leadership-class computing and new technologies for sequencing and analyzing genomes, microbiologists are gaining new insights into what tiny organisms look like, how they function, and how we might utilize them to improve our environment and our lives.
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HARDWARE
Chinook: EMSL's Powerful New Supercluster
Researchers can find all three pillars of science—experiment, theory, and simulation—at the DOE Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL).
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EDITORIAL: DR. HORST SIMON
Reaching Out, Moving Forward: SciDAC 2009
Dr. Horst Simon of the SciDAC Review Editorial Board discusses the growth and success of SciDAC and the 2009 annual conference.
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BACK COVER
Celebrating SciDAC 2009 conference.