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Decisive achievement

October 2023

A computational sciences fellow models COVID-19 virus variants and examines how people weigh complex decisions.


A colorful career

April 2023

Argonne’s Joe Insley combines art and computer science to build intricate images and animations from supercomputer simulations.


Mapping the metastable

March 2023

An Argonne National Laboratory group uses supercomputers to model known and mysterious atomic arrangements, revealing useful properties.


Optimized for discovery

October 2021

A computational mathematician finds a national lab ideal for a highly collaborative career.


Extreme 3-D

June 2021

Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source upgrades to large-sample 3-D imaging beyond the depth of field – with assistance from high-performance computing.


Banishing blackouts

October 2020

An Argonne researcher upgrades supercomputer optimization algorithms to boost reliability and resilience in U.S. power systems.


Beyond the tunnel

January 2020

Stanford-led team turns to Argonne’s Mira to fine-tune a computational route around aircraft wind-tunnel testing.


Visions of exascale

March 2019

Argonne National Laboratory’s Aurora will take scientific computing to the next level. Visualization and analysis capabilities must keep up.


Climate customized

April 2018

An Argonne initiative tweaks climate models to help utilities and others predict and plan for future extreme weather.


Chipping away

March 2017

Redirecting an old chip might change the pathway to tomorrow’s fastest supercomputers, Argonne National Laboratory researchers say.


Bright future

February 2016

The smart grid turns to high-performance computing to guide its development and keep it working.


Sneak kaboom

April 2015

At Argonne, research teams turn to supercomputing to study a phenomenon that can trigger surprisingly powerful explosions.


Rewinding the universe

December 2013

Dark energy propels the universe to expand faster and faster. Researchers are using simulations to test different conceptions about how this happens.


Overcoming resistance

October 2012

To find a path around antibiotic resistance, a team working with the Intrepid supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory is simulating molecular binding interactions to rapidly vet new infection-fighting candidates.


Multi-scale model of arterial blood flow.

Inside the skull

February 2012

Modeling the elements of blood flow in the brain could help neurosurgeons to predict when and where an aneurysm might rupture – and when to operate.


Pounding out atomic nuclei

March 2011

Thousands of tiny systems called atomic nuclei – specific combinations of protons and neutrons – prove extremely difficult to study but have big implications for nuclear stockpile stewardship. To describe all of the nuclei and the reactions between them, a nationwide collaboration is devising powerful algorithms that run on high-performance computers.


Nuclear predictive

September 2010

Argonne National Laboratory applies mathematics and computation to engineer the next generation of nuclear reactors.


Putting catalysts on track

March 2010

Computation and experimentation combine to improve and speed design of useful compounds.