Argonne National Laboratory
June 28, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that, over the next four years, it will invest $32 million to accelerate the design of new materials through use of high-performance computing. Seven projects separately led by three national laboratories and four universities will be developing open-source software for design of new materials based on DOE’s current leadership class and future exascale computing facilities.
June 24, 2019
Quantum mechanics looks at how particles smaller than atoms interact. At this minuscule scale, entirely different laws of physics apply. But in the global race to develop quantum technology, the U.S. is competing in an increasingly crowded field. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports
Growing up, Jonathan Simon loved playing Dungeons & Dragons — but not because the game involved elves, orcs or other fantastical creatures. It was all about the dice: Rolling them determined the outcome of every action. “What I thought was cool was that someone had gone through the effort of making rules to determine how a universe worked,” he says.