In the News
October 28, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor
"How global warming could boost green energy in an unexpected way"
By 2050, wind and solar energy are likely to play greater roles in generating electricity in the US than might otherwise be the case, if water scarcity joins curbs on carbon-dioxide emissions as a factor in selecting technologies to feed the grid, according to a new study conducted by Argonne's Environmental Science Division | read more>
October 19, 2013
The Naked Scientists (podcast)
This podcast addresses the rise of antimicrobial resistance and asks what scientists, including Argonne’s Jack Gilbert, are doing to combat the problem. | read more>
October 8, 2013
"Nobel-winning Higgs discovery has ties to scientists from UChicago, Fermilab and Argonne"
One computational key to the Higgs discovery was developed by Ian Foster, director of the Computation Institute, a joint initiative between UChicago and Argonne. Foster helped invent grid computing, which allows people to share computer power, databases, and other online tools autonomously and securely across organizational and geographic boundaries. | read more>
October 3, 2013
"Big Data Is Too Big for Scientists to Handle Alone"
Argonne environmental microbiologist Jack Gilbert has helped NEON develop standards for analyzing soil samples and plans to utilize its data when it comes online. “We need to work together. It’s too big a problem.” | read more>
October 1, 2013
"Second place on supercomputers not good enough "
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a lead sponsor of the ExaSCALE Computing Leadership Act of 2013, and Dr. Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, pen an op-ed for continued investment in high performance computing. | read more>
September 16, 2013
"How Scott Collis Is Harnessing New Data to Improve Climate Models"
Clouds are one of the great challenges for climate scientists. They play a complex role in the atmosphere and in any potential climate-change scenario. But rudimentary data has simplified their role in simulations, leading to variability among climate models. Scott Collis discovered a way to add accuracy to forecasts of future climate—by tapping new sources of cloud data. | read more>
September 13, 2013
"The grid of the future"
t seems only fitting that some of the best work on the fledgling smart grid is being done by one of the Department of Energy’s brightest young stars. Victor Zavala started his career as a chemical engineer, but has emerged as one of the United States’ top computational mathematicians in the power grid domain. Last year, Zavala received an Early Career Award for his work at Argonne to improve the efficiency of the power grid and to understand the limits of its flexibility. | read more>
September 10, 2013
"Argonne researchers rethink supercomputer software"
Argonne researchers already are working on the next generation of supercomputers that could be 1,000 times faster that the current generation systems. Argonne scientists will work with counterparts from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the project, called Argo, which is funded by a three-year grant worth $9.8 million from the Department of Energy. | read more>
August 22, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
"U of C computer researchers will have a hand in South Works remake"
Charlie Catlett, a computer researcher at the Computation Institute run by University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, is leading a project called LakeSim that will help planners at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP to remake the old U.S. Steel South Works plant on the Far South Side. | read more>
August 14, 2013
"Aerosols contributing to climate change in India, China"
Researchers from Argonne, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia Earth Institute, and Columbia University have found that small airborne particles called aerosols (for example, black carbon particles in diesel exhaust and sulfate particles produced by coal burning) in India and China may indirectly contribute to climate change. | read more>