The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA)

is an integrated, cross-disciplinary center aimed at inventing, developing, and delivering the fundamental new mathematics required to capitalize on experimental investigations at scientific facilities.

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Jointly funded by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) within the US Department of Energy's Office of Science, CAMERA identifies areas in experimental science that can be aided by new mathematical insights, develops the needed algorithmic tools, and delivers them as user-friendly so‰ware to the experimental community.

Application areas include X-ray scattering and ptychographic imaging, reconstruction, and analysis of imaged materials, chemical informatics for analysis of crystalline porous materials, fast methods

for electronic structure calculations, reconstruction methods for emerging experiments at X-ray free-electron lasers, autonomous control of experiments, and real-time streaming for automatic feedback and reconstruction.

CAMERA fosters collaborations across the DOE landscape. Partners include the five DOE light sources (ALS, APS, LCLS, NSLS-II, and SSRL), with growing interactions with DOE nanoscience and supercomputer centers, other national laboratories, international partners, and universities.


Supported by the US Department of Energy Office of Science

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