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From left: Kimihiko Hirao, Director of the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, and Michael E. Papka, Director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities. The agreement was signed during the SC13 Conference. Click to enlarge.
Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing

Leaders in the petascale computing arena in the U.S. and Japan today signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities.

November 19, 2013
INCITE grants awarded to 59 computational research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly six billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Their work will advance knowledge in critical areas, from sustainable energy technologies to the environmental consequences of energy use.

November 18, 2013
Cristina Negri (click to enlarge)
2013 Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor and Outstanding Postdoctoral Supervisor Awards presented

On October 11, four Argonne employees were recognized for their outstanding mentoring and supervisory efforts at an awards presentation during the 2013 Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium. Nominations for the award were submitted anonymously by postdocs.

November 5, 2013
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the theory of the Higgs boson, for which evidence was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland last year. Above: Argonne was involved in building part of the LHC called the ATLAS calorimeter, a device to measure the energies of particles produced when protons collide in the center of the detector. Photo by CERN.
Argonne research helps pave way for physics Nobel

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to theoretical physicists François Englert and Peter Higgs for their theory of an elementary particle now known as the Higgs boson, which scientists believe is responsible for giving mass to other elementary particles.

October 8, 2013
Lithium-air batteries are particularly appealing to researchers because they have a significantly higher theoretical capacity than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Click to enlarge.
Researchers tackle new challenge in pursuit of the next generation of lithium batteries

The creation of the next generation of batteries depends on finding materials that provide greater storage capacity. One variety, known as lithium-air (Li-air) batteries, is particularly appealing to researchers because they have a significantly higher theoretical capacity than conventional lithium-ion batteries.

September 27, 2013
“We are capturing the physics of deep earthquakes,”  said Yanbin Wang, a senior scientist at the University of Chicago. Click to enlarge.
Scientists push closer to understanding mystery of deep earthquakes

Scientists broke new ground in the study of deep earthquakes, a poorly understood phenomenon that occurs where the oceanic lithosphere, driven by tectonics, plunges under continental plates – examples are off the coasts of the western United States, Russia and Japan.

September 23, 2013
Marc Snir is Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory and the Michael Faiman and Saburo Muroga Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Click to enlarge.
Argonne's Marc Snir receives 2013 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Award

Parallel computing expert Marc Snir, a major contributor to the Message Passing Interface, has been named the recipient of this year’s IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.

September 23, 2013
Working with national laboratories, universities and industry, the Air Force is ensuring it stays on the cutting edge of global security by creating a new engineering paradigm to improve the safety and fuel-efficiency of aircraft. Click to enlrage.
National labs and Air Force partner to improve aircraft component design

Working with national laboratories, universities and industry, the Air Force is ensuring it stays on the cutting edge of global security by creating a new engineering paradigm to improve the safety and fuel-efficiency of aircraft.

September 19, 2013
Scott Collis's research is aimed at better understanding how clouds form and move, and how changes in clouds can affect the weather across vast distances. Click to enlarge.
Argonne radar meteorologist Scott Collis named one of Popular Science’s 'Brilliant 10'

Dr. Scott Collis, a radar meteorologist in Argonne National Laboratory’s Environmental Science Division, has been named one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” for his climate and meteorology-focused research as part of the magazine’s 13th annual awards list.

September 16, 2013
As part of a U.S. Department of Energy’s push to improve electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Argonne received $4.7 million in funding for three research projects exploring better battery and lubrication technologies.
Three Argonne projects win DOE funding to improve vehicle technologies

Argonne has received $4.7 million from the DOE for three projects to develop new vehicle technologies, including capacitors, electrochemical couples and electrolytes for batteries intended for hybrid and electric vehicles.

September 12, 2013