SciDAC will support interdisciplinary teams to establish partnerships between domain scientists – in the fields of materials science, condensed matter physics, chemical sciences, geosciences, and energy-related biosciences – and applied mathematicians and/or computer scientists to overcome barriers between these disciplines. The integrated teams will engage with the SciDAC Institutes and allow full use of DOE HPC computing capabilities. Two topical areas of interest will be targeted:
(A )Quantum Phenomena of many-particle systems driven far from equilibrium. Applications are sought that drive and manipulate quantum effects such as coherence, entanglement, and novel states of matter by going beyond the use of existing quantumbased methods in their traditional regimes.
(B) Predictive Control of Reaction Pathways for chemical mechanisms in complex nonequilibrium and field-driven environments important in synthesis of materials and chemicals, and deconstruction of macromolecular structures such as plastics for polymer upcycling.
Efforts aimed at extending currently attainable length/time scales or increasing complexity and that algorithmically match efficiency enhancements offered by next generation computers will receive priority.
All types of domestic applicants are eligible to apply, except Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)8 Contractors, and nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995.
Ceiling $2,000,000 per year
Floor $1,000,000 per year
DOE anticipates making awards with a project period of 4 years.