Argonne Hosts Quantum Computing Workshop
Argonne National Laboratory will hold its first Quantum Computing workshop from Wednesday, July 25, through Friday, July 27, 2018. The workshop’s goals include informing attendees about the quantum computing programs at several participating institutions and highlight promising research opportunities, serving as an incubator for future collaborations, teaching attendees about available tools for simulating quantum computers and how to use them, presenting state-of-the-art research in quantum computing.The three-day event will feature speakers from Argonne, the University of Chicago, Intel, Google, Rigetti, Atos and several other national laboratories and companies.
Prasanna Balaprakesh, NAISE Fellow, Earns DOE Early Career Award
Dr. Balaprakesh strives to develop scalable machine learning methods that can effectively learn in complex scientific domains that have limited training data. His research includes studying methods to integrate physical models with machine learning methods; automating the design and development of machine-learning methods using exascale supercomputers; and demonstrating the efficacy of proposed approaches on applications that span DOE’s Office of Science mission areas. Argonne scientists Karen Mulfort and Zhang Jiang also received the award.
Jung Woo “Ted” Seo accelerates lithium ion battery performance for extreme conditions
Jung Woo “Ted” Seo (BS ’09, PhD ’16), postdoctoral researcher in the Hersam Research Group at Northwestern University, is bridging laboratory research and industry scale work as a part of the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program of the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Seo’s focus is the development of a graphene based conformal coating that provides a chemical layer of protection for electrode particles that also facilitate fast charge transport in a lithium ion battery.
Microbial diversity and biomarker analysis of modern freshwater microbialites from Laguna Bacalar, Mexico
Microbialites are layered deposits of minerals and organic matter that can be preserved in sedimentary rocks over billions of years, providing some of the earliest evidence of life on Earth. These formations still exist today in some aquatic environments like Laguna Bacalar on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, where a team of researchers from Northwestern and Argonne sampled living microbialites to better understand the mechanisms of their formation. Lead by Prof. Magdalena Osburn of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, this group recently published an article in the journal Geobiology detailing their finding that microbialites in Laguna Bacalar are not dominated by cyanobacteria as was previously thought, but a diverse community containing many hundreds of microbial taxa.
NAISE Fellow Publishes Advancement in Protein Therapy in Nature Chemical Biology
NAISE fellow Michael Jewett and co-author Milan Mrksich and their research groups published an account of their combining technologies to develop a new biotech technique that promises to accelerate research into protein therapies that could one day become the next defense against antibiotic-resistant supergerms or the next new drug. The paper is in Nature Chemical Biology.
Sarah Wolff Awarded 2018 Enrico Fermi Fellowship
Sarah Wolff has been named a 2018 Enrico Fermi Fellow with Argonne National Laboratory's Energy Systems and X-ray Science Divisions. She completed her PhD with NAISE Senior Fellow Professor Jian Cao.
Undergraduate Research Blog
Every summer, NAISE supports undergraduate researchers to spend the summer working in a research group at Argonne. The students maintain a blog describing their work. We look forward to the 2018 cohort’s upcoming contributions to this blog!
Parallel Programming workshop at Argonne 6/29 – RSVP by 6/22
The Mathematics and Computer Science division of Argonne National Laboratory will be organizing a full-day tutorial on "Parallel Programming with MPI". This day-long tutorial will take place at Argonne (TCS Conference Center, Building 240, Room 1416), on Friday, June 29th, from 9:00am till 5:30pm. The tutorial will cover introduction to MPI (in the morning) as well as advanced concepts in MPI (in the afternoon). More details are available at the tutorial website. The tutorial registration is free and this event is open to the public. An Argonne Gate Pass is not required. To attend, please RSVP to Mary Dzielski by June 22nd.
Vivien Rivera awarded U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award
Vivien Anne Rivera, a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering at Northwestern University, has been selected to receive the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR). The award is for the proposed SCGSR research project, “Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Analysis of Soil Saturation in Urban Landscapes”, to be conducted at Argonne National Laboratory.
The Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern brings together partners from across campus and around the globe to answer the climate challenge.
Sensing Their Way To The Future
“Now students and a lot of universities expect that the students participate in research in one form or another. This is an expectation that engineering and science students have and is an important change to our educational system.”
Northwestern Researchers Take Global Lead On Water Insecurity
University scholars sign memorandum with Ben-Gurion University during Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s delegation to Israel
Prairie Plays Key Role In Chicago's Flood Management
Our prairie sites are an opportunity to help urban communities better understand that biodiversity isn't just something that's off in the Amazon or in coral reefs but that there's really significant biodiversity all around us.
Scientists Meet In Taipei As Global Warming Drives Increased Water Shortages
Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes contain one-fifth of world’s surface fresh water. But is Chicago an aquatic paradise, immune to worldwide water shortages that are accelerating with global warming?