Image courtesy of GGCMI.

GGCMI Crop Simulation Study Enters New Phase

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Since 2012, an international group of scientists have worked on the Global Gridded Crop Model Intercomparison (GGCMI) Project, an effort to assess climate impacts on agriculture at continental and global scales and compare and improve existing crop models. The ultimate goal is to create powerful new models that can help decision-makers at the United Nations, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and governments around the world manage their food production under a changing climate.

Panelist Michael D'Mello of Intel chats with a Mind Bytes attendee after the career panels. Image from RCC.

How to Get There from Here: Panel Discussions on Careers in Computation

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

As part of its Mind Bytes 2015 research computing expo and symposium on October 27, 2015, the Research Computing Center partnered with UChicagoGRAD to present panel discussions aimed at students interested in computation about their career options.

Scientists assemble the XENON1T dark matter detector in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory in Italy. UChicago physicist Luca Grandi and his research group played a key role in preparing and assembling the xenon detector.  Courtesy of XENON1T Collaboration

New Ultra-Sensitive Instrument Aims to Detect Hints of Elusive Dark Matter Particles

Thursday, November 12, 2015

There is five times more dark matter in the universe than “normal” matter—the atoms and molecules that make up the familiar world. Yet, it is still unknown what this dominant dark component actually is. 


Novel Scalable Software Helps In Silico Discovery of Materials for Energy

Monday, September 28, 2015

Software that greatly improves the accuracy and efficiency of calculations of materials' properties from basic quantum principles has been released by scientists at the University of Chicago and the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

UChicago researchers co-led experiments that produced glass with an organized molecular structure, a material previously thought to be entirely amorphous and random. Copyright Wokandapix

Molecular Scientists Unexpectedly Produce New Type of Glass

Friday, August 14, 2015

 “Randomness is almost the defining feature of glasses. At least we used to think so."