Supercomputing a Path to Better Understand How Materials Interact with Photons

A project investigating layered materials that hold the promise of producing electricity when exposed to light has been chosen for the Early Science Program on Aurora, the next major supercomputer to launch at Argonne National Laboratory. Early science projects will test the new machine before it enters full production. The US Department of Energy (DOE) expects to complete Aurora in 2021. In a recent article, DOE’s ASCRDiscovery newsletter profiles the project, which is led by Aiichiro Nakano, a computational physicist at the University of Southern California.