The development of ultra-intense lasers delivering the same power as the entire U.S. power grid has enabled the study of cosmic phenomena such as supernovae and black holes in earthbound laboratories. Now, a new method developed by computational astrophysicists at the University of Chicago allows scientists to analyze a key characteristic of these events: their powerful and complex magnetic fields.


The electric cars, manned spacecraft, and must-have devices of tomorrow will all be built with discoveries made today in materials science. But to find the alloys, nanomaterials, and polymers that will enable these future technologies requires scaling up how researchers store, share, analyze, and sift through the surge of materials data from academia, national facilities, and industry.


One of the world’s hubs of computation in particle physics sits inconspicuously at the corner of 56th Street and Ellis Avenue on the University of Chicago campus. Read how work from UChicago's ATLAS group and the Computation Institute helps support cutting-edge research at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.


Flash Center for Computational Science

The Flash Center for Computational Science is carrying out several projects, ranging from High-Energy Density Physics(HEDP) and Supernovae to Co-Design for Exascale. The common thread running through these diverse projects is FLASH, a publicly available multiphysics multiscale simulation code with a wide international user base. 

The US ATLAS Midwest Tier2 Center (MWT2), a consortium of University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University, has grown to become a leading computing facility for the approximately 3000 physicists participating on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

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