U.S. Department of Energy Renews Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials

U.S. Department of Energy Renews Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials

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.

The race to develop quantum technology is getting crowded

The race to develop quantum technology is getting crowded

PBS
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

The young physicist creating matter from light

The young physicist creating matter from light

OZY.com
June 21,2019

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.

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