Research

Boston University’s high-performance computing facilities currently support about 180 projects involving over 600 scientists and spanning numerous disciplines. The following projects are selected examples of current research using the supercomputing facilities:

  • computational investigations of subnuclear particle phenomena
  • dynamics of quantum systems; space weather modeling
  • simulation of molecular processes in natural and artificial photosynthesis
  • theoretical prediction of properties and design of new energy materials
  • modeling catalytic processes for solar fuel production and photochemistry
  • multiscale device modeling
  • multiscale simulation of battery and fuel cell processes
  • electrodynamics of plasma processes in the ionosphere
  • managing the complex system of manufacturing supply chain
  • subsurface sensing and imaging systems
  • probing the principles of amyloid formation
  • simulation of initial events in T cell molecular recognition
  • molecular modeling of liquid and glassy water
  • adaptive fluid flow processes and complex-fluid hydrodynamics
  • large scale concurrent and parallel micromagnetic simulations
  • quantum many-body studies of novel electronic materials
  • earthquake models for the analysis of crustal straining

For more details please visit links to our focus areas in Molecular Science, Life Science, and Materials Science.

To view Research Project Descriptions and Visualizations from the Scientific Computing and Visualization (scv) group, please visit Boston University’s Visualization Gallery.