User Science Images
Observation of a high-energy particle shower event from August 2011, identified as a PeV-energy neutrino. Each sphere represents a digital optical module sensor in the IceCube detector. Sphere size is a measure of the recorded number of photoelectrons. Colors represent arrival times of photons (red, early; blue, late).
Color map of the calculated Fermi Surfaces gives the anisotropy of the magnitude of the Fermi velocities ranging from low (blue) to high (red).
Collision between two shells of matter ejected by a massive star in two pair-instability supernova eruptions, only years apart, just before the star dies, showing a slice through a corner of the event. Shell radius (red knots) is about 500 times the Earth-Sun distance. Colors represent gas density (red is highest, dark blue is lowest). Image courtesy of Ke-Jung Chen, School of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. Minnesota. Repo m1400
Image depicting a central engine model used in simulation of core-collapse supernovae and long gamma-ray bursts, from Christian Ott (Caltech), Repo m152
Snapshot from a Molecular Dynamics simulation showing water molecules (red and white), and sodium, chloride ions (green and purple) in saltwater, on the right, encountering a sheet of graphene (pale blue, center) perforated by holes of the right size, with water passing through (left side), but sodium and chloride being blocked.
Magnetic field lines from HiFi simulations of two spheromaks. NERSC repo m1255
Visualization of CCSM Simulation Data with VisIt showing hurricane formation and evolution. Dataset provided by Michael Wehner (LBNL); visualization provided by Prabhat (NERSC). NERSC repo m1204
Trajectory of an energetic ion in a Field Reverse Configuration (FRC) magnetic field. Magnetic separatrix denoted by green surface. Spheres are colored by azimuthal velocity. Image courtesy of Charlson Kim, University of Washington; NERSC repos m487, mp21, m1552
Simulation of density-driven flow for CO2 storage in saline aquifers. Shown is a snapshot of the CO2 concentration after onset of convection overlayed on the AMR grid. Image courtesy of George Pau and John Bell (LBNL). Repo mp111
Simulation of a laboratory-scale low-swirl flame that burns a lean mixture of hydrogen-air fuel. Image Courtesy of John Bell (LBNL). NERSC repo mp111
Pore-scale fluid flow computed using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics showing solid grains, fluid velocity and traces of individual fluid particles. Visualization by Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California at Davis. Repo m749
Turbulence in a torus-shaped plasma manifests itself as electron density fluctuation. Image courtesy of Ronald Waltz, General Atomics; NERSC repos gc3 and mp94.
Native state of the enzyme RuBisCO, showing a schematic representation of the secondary structure. Image courtesy of Valerie Daggett and Marc van der Kamp, University of Washington. NERSC repo m559
A single month from a simulation of the 20th century by the CCSM capturing wind directions, ocean surface temperatures, and sea ice concentrations. Image courtesy Gary Strand (NCAR) and copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. NERSC repo mp9