In the News
May 22, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory
"Slip sliding away: Graphene and diamonds prove a slippery combination"
Scientists have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of “superlubricity.” The team used large-scale atomistic computations on Mira to prove that the effect could be seen not merely at the nanoscale but also at the macroscale. | read more>
May 10, 2015
"Supercomputing Quantum Mechanics"
Supercomputers have become indispensable for researching the effects of quantum mechanics. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is using Mira, a 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, to simulate the magnetism of iron selenide, a known high-temperature superconductor, at varying levels of pressure. | read more>
May 1, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business
"2015 Twenty In Their Twenties"
Research Laboratory Coordinator Jarrad Hampton-Marcell (BIO) was selected for Crain’s '20 In Their 20s' list, which features innovative people in Chicago. | read more>
May 1, 2015
"Key to Chicago's quality of life: the 'Array of Things'?"
BBC News explores the joint Argonne-Computation Institute-IIT project called Array of Things in video. | read more>
May 1, 2015
"In Late Post-Surgical Colon ‘Leaks,’ Finger Points to Microbes"
Post-surgical leaks that develop after a segment of the colon has been removed are often are caused by bacteria in the bowel that elude antibiotics. A recent study pointed to Enterrococcus faecalis as the culprit, whose concentrations increase dramatically during the first weeks of recovery. Jack A Gilbert, PhD, group leader in microbial ecology at Argonne National Laboratory, led the microbial genomic analysis and interpretation of ecological function. “This study is a fine example of how exploring the microbiome can lead to the development of major therapeutic advances that will have real translational impact on patients," he said. | read more>
April 30, 2015
"Balancing microbes in hospitals could reduce infection rates"
NPR station WBEZ interviews Jack Gilbert on the Hospital Microbiome Project, which explores how bacteria colonize hospitals. | read more>
April 27, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
"Designing a Hospital to Better Fight Infection"
A research project led by Jack Gilbert is mapping where hospital germs linger and what causes them to take root. | read more>
April 16, 2015
"Application Readiness at the DOE, Part I: Oak Ridge Advances Toward Summit"
At the 56th HPC User Forum, hosted in Norfolk, Va., this week, three panelists from major government labs discussed how they are getting science applications ready for the coming crop of DOE supercomputers. Featuring perspectives on application readiness, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's Tim Williams spoke about the Laboratory's Early Science Program. | read more>
April 10, 2015
"Smart Sewers Will Reveal What’s in Cambridge Citizens' Guts"
A team from Argonne led by microbial biologist Jack Gilbert has begun a seven-year project to test for metabolites and microbial life from the sewer overflow pipes and rivers of Chicago. | read more>
March 31, 2015
"Hiding in Plain Sight"
Researchers using metagenomics and single-cell sequencing identify a potential new bacterial phylum. Argonne microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert, who was not involved in the study, offers comments. | read more>