The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. Please visit DOE CSGF website for more information about fellowship eligibility and benefits. Each fellow is required to perform a research practicum at a participating DOE laboratory.
Fermilab is a DOE CSGF Practicum Site
Fermilab’s computational activities include: modeling and simulation of the accelerators and the experiment detectors and physics processes; accelerator and detector readout and control systems; theoretical and experimental astrophysics; simulation, processing analysis, management, and distribution of the experimental and theoretical data; and massively parallel numerical simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics in support of theoretical high energy and nuclear physics programs. Fermilab does research and development of state-of-the-art systems and software in support of these activities both in the methods and technologies for the scientific calculations as well as in the areas of networking, large scale distributed computing, scientific workflow and analysis frameworks.
Scientists and engineers at Fermilab collaborate on many computational activities, especially the CMS Physics, Astrophysics and Accelerator Centers. The scale and complexity of the data in the physics and astrophysics programs provide real-time data acquisition, computational and data challenges that lend themselves to research and development from computer science and related areas of computational research.
Benefits to a Fellow doing a Practicum at Fermilab
Fermilab provides a unique environment for the deployment and use of new techniques and methods in high throughput and high performance computing in production environments. The practical needs and constraints of running and maintaining production quality systems and services drive and inform the research and development activities.
The ongoing collaborations of developers and users provide iterative feedback and influence between the design and evolution of the research and experiences in the field.
Fermilab’s environment facilitates solutions that are both usable and effective. Fermilab provides a “hands-on” community where engaged groups of scientists and engineers work together to solve hard practical problems.