Los Alamos National Laboratory
November 2009 issue

About the Cover: The largest direct- numerical simulation to date of Rayleigh-Taylor turbulent mixing shows spikes of heavy fluid falling and bubbles of light fluid rising. The first simulation to reproduce realistic mixing layer growth rates, it was performed by Daniel Livescu and Mark Petersen, with the visualization by Steve Martin and Patrick McCormick, all members of the Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division at Los Alamos

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John von Neumann, Richard Feynman, and Stanislaw Ulam (left to right) played important roles in developing the early computers used at Los Alamos.

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