A Study Group convened jointly by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) in the Office of Science, DOE, met in Germantown, MD on December 11th, 2014. The Group was charged by the Associate Directors of both Programs to identify Grand Challenges, Opportunities, and Gaps in Research at the intersections of Quantum Information Science (QIS), Particle Physics, and Computing, including exploiting quantum systems, probing innovative future technologies, and using QIS as a window to the Universe. Their report (77KB) presents a set of Grand Challenge questions along with potential paths forward for advancement of associated technology and fundamental science insight.
A topical panel meeting was held in December 2013 to address the varied yet synergistic needs of computation and simulation across the field of particle physics, including the challenges of rapidly evolving computer architectures and technology. Participants represented a broad spectrum of scientific and computational expertise across the DOE-HEP community as well as external to it. Click here for the report. (1.4MB)
Tools, Techniques, and Technology Connections of Particle Physics - report showcasing some of the key tools, techniques, and technologies that connect particle physics to other science disciplines, to industry, and to society as a whole. Developed in response to a charge from the DOE’s Associate Director for the Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, Dr. James Siegrist, the report identifies potential opportunities for advancing scientific discovery and accelerating the pace of innovation in an effective manner by taking advantage of science and technology connections. Click here for the report (3.6MB).