CRF Researchers answer Alan Alda’s Flame Challenge

Last month, Alan Alda posed a challenge to scientists and researchers in Science magazine: Can you explain what a flame is in a way that 11-year-olds will understand?  Entries could take any shape–prose, poetry, videos, cartoons and more! CRF researchers Guilhem Lacaze, Judit Zador, and Jens Prager got together to answer the challenge with their…

Reaching out to the community: The CRF hosts Industry Day

One of the key aspects of the CRF’s mission is to encourage collaborations between our researchers and the academic and corporate communities, especially to help our partners develop Sandia-based technologies into commercial products that bring value to the larger public. Recently, the CRF recently hosted its first ‘Industry Day,’ an event that brought together manufacturers,…

Multi-disciplinary Research at Work: Combustion Exascale Co-Design Center Established

Combustion research has never been timelier; in an era when resources are limited, energy costs are rising, and environmental concerns demand consideration, top researchers must find new ways to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs. Combustion accounts for roughly 85% of the total energy used in the U.S.–developing technologies to improve combustion efficiency necessitates a deeper…