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Gordon Bell Prize Finalists

Argonne researchers are part of two teams that are finalists for this prestigious award. A team from Argonne, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Penn State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a Gordon Bell Prize finalist for “Exascale Multiphysics Nuclear Reactor Simulations for Advanced Designs,” the first simulation of a fully coupled, fully resolved nuclear reactor core. Key to the innovative simulation by the research team is the coupling of NekRS, a spectral element code developed at Argonne for computational fluid dynamics simulations, and Shift, a high-fidelity Monte Carlo neutron transport code.

Argonne researchers are also part of a second multi-lab team led by Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory that is nominated for the new Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modeling. The Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) team ran an unprecedented high-resolution global atmosphere model on the Frontier exascale supercomputer. Called the Simple Cloud Resolving E3SM Atmosphere Model, it provides a more accurate representation of cloud processes and their impact on climate change and weather patterns.