Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
ABSTRACT: High-fidelity computational physics models and efficient algorithms are essential to achieving the capability for truly predictive simulation of nuclear systems. Accurate descriptions of the physical processes of particle transport and interactions are of particular importance. Computational models which advance the state of the art of neutron thermalization calculations will be presented and, where possible, discussed in the broader context of the modeling and simulation research efforts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
University of California, Berkeley
ABSTRACT: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and its spectroscopic counterpart (NMR), is one of the shining successes of the human scientific enterprise. A new “quantum” revolution is underway that promises wide impact in the $8B+ MRI/NMR industry. In particular, Dr. Ajoy will describe how quantum-assisted sensing technology based on defect centers in wide band-gap materials have opened up compelling ways to perform NMR and MRI orders of magnitude faster and across a wide swath of length scales from the nanoscale, to mesoscale and macroscale. He will also highlight our efforts in Berkeley to build a ultracompact solid-state accessory device based on this technology, that can retro-fit any existing MRI machine, and deliver optically transduced “hyperpolarization” to boost signals by MRI orders of magnitude.