AX Division performs fundamental and applied physics research, backed up by stable R&D funding within the broad scope of the Laboratory supported by a strong computer science effort. Our researchers develop new theories and models for advancing basic understanding in the physical and computational sciences.
Research activities include theory and modeling, low- and high-energy density physics experiments, numerical algorithm and computer code development, analysis of experimental, simulation, and archived underground nuclear test data, and the application of these analyses to stockpile stewardship. Many new or expanded research projects are funded by the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC).
AX Division and Laboratory staff perform both independent and collaborative research in an informal, academic-like atmosphere. AX Division strongly encourages the widest possible dissemination of research results in publications and presentations at national and international conferences (both unclassified and classified, as appropriate), and the Division offers numerous opportunities for professional development.
Competitive proposals for innovative, programmatically-relevant research initiatives are solicited, reviewed, and funded on the basis of scientific and technical merit. Research projects are subject to both internal and external peer review.
The major fundamental and applied physics research areas in AX Division and the supporting computer science research areas are listed below.
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For information, please contact the AX-Division Office or call 925-422-4642.