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Steven Pieper (left) and Robert Wiringa, senior scientists at Argonne National Lab, have won the 2010 Tom W. Bonner Prize in nuclear physics.
Argonne scientists awarded Bonner Prize in nuclear physics

Steven Pieper and Robert Wiringa, senior scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, have won the 2010 Tom W. Bonner Prize in nuclear physics. The award will be presented by the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C., in February 2010.

October 29, 2009
Follow the progress of the Magellan project at its website.
DOE to explore scientific cloud computing at Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories

A new program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy will examine cloud computing as a cost-effective and energy-efficient computing paradigm for scientists to accelerate discoveries in a variety of disciplines, including analysis of scientific data sets in biology, climate change and physics.

October 14, 2009
Argonne's Blue Gene/P high-performance computer is part of an award-winning series designed by IBM and both Argonne and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. The computer is tinted green in this photo to represent the innovative steps designed to maximize efficiency, which have saved many taxpayer dollars while reducing the laboratory's environmental footprint.
DOE labs take pride in award-winning IBM Blue Gene series

The IBM Blue Gene series of energy-efficient supercomputers, central to breakthrough scientific research around the world, will be singled out by President Barack Obama as a Medal of Technology and Innovation award-winner on October 7 in Washington, D.C.

October 7, 2009
Argonne, North Dakota universities to form regional research partnership

Argonne National Laboratory, the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University announced today that they are developing a regional partnership to explore complementary scientific research efforts.

August 12, 2009
A scientist loads gears for coating with Argonne's superhard and slick material, which increases efficiency and component reliability in engines used in transportation as well as tools used in manufacturing. Argonne won an R&D 100 award for the superhard and slick material.
Argonne researchers win five R&D 100 awards

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory received five R&D 100 awards as judged by R&D Magazine.

July 21, 2009
GridFTP, a protocol developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, has been used to transfer unprecedented amounts of data over the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), which provides a reliable, high-performance communications infrastructure to facilitate large-scale, collaborative science endeavors.
Argonne technology enables high-speed data transfer

GridFTP, a protocol developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, has been used to transfer unprecedented amounts of data over the Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network, which provides a reliable, high-performance communications infrastructure to facilitate large-scale, collaborative science endeavors.

June 17, 2009
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Three Argonne mathematicians recognized as SIAM Fellows

Sven Leyffer, Jorge Moré and Hans G. Kaper, all researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, have been named Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

May 1, 2009
A view of one of the first full-energy collisions between gold ions at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, as captured by the Solenoidal Tracker At RHIC (STAR) detector. The tracks indicate the paths taken by thousands of subatomic particles produced in the collisions as they pass through the STAR Time Projection Chamber, a large, 3-D digital camera. (Image courtesy of Brookhaven national Laboratory.)
Nimbus and cloud computing meet STAR production demands

The advantages of cloud computing were dramatically illustrated last week by researchers working on the STAR nuclear physics experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider.

April 2, 2009
Visualization of an exploding supernova created with the IBM Blue Gene/P at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
Leading-edge data analytics and visualization enable breakthrough science on Argonne's Blue Gene/P

Most science research programs that run on high-performance computers like the IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility generate enormous quantities of data that represent the results of their calculations. But scientists can also use the ALCF to visualize, explore and communicate their findings as highly accurate simulations and often beautiful images.

April 1, 2009
A simulation of a lead ion collision in ALICE. Image courtesy of CERN.
Argonne cloud computing helps scientists run high energy physics experiments using AliEn grid services

A novel system is enabling high energy physicists at CERN in Switzerland to make production runs that integrate their existing pool of distributed computers with dynamic resources in "science clouds."

March 24, 2009