FACULTY AWARD: Princeton researchers win supercomputing grants

Four Princeton University-affiliated research projects have been awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment, or INCITE, program, for projects that promise to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation in critical areas. The grants give the researchers time on two of America's fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science.

The researchers and their projects are: Emily Carter, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied and computational mathematics, for a project on studying how the electron moves in organic systems and nanosystems; Choong-Seock Chang, principal research physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), for a multiyear study of the turbulent edge of the plasma gas that fuels fusion reactions; William Tang, head of the fusion simulation program at PPPL and a lecturer with the rank of professor in astrophysical sciences, to develop a high-performance code to study the properties of plasma confinement; and Jeroen Tromp, Blair Professor of Geology and professor of geosciences and applied and computational mathematics, for a project on mapping the Earth's interior based on seismic imaging.