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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.

Cyberinfrastructure is the connective tissue for computational science, tying together the research projects, resources, software, data, networks, and people needed to make important discoveries.

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The ATLAS experiment at CERN is one of the largest scientific projects in history, with thousands of scientists from around the world working together to analyze the torrents of data flowing from its detectors. A new analytics platform built from open source tools by CI scientists at the ATLAS Midwest Tier Center 2 will make those experiments more efficient.

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In one of the more easily-called Nobel Prize announcements ever, the prize in physics was awarded this morning to Peter Higgs and François Englert for their theoretical work predicting the particle now known as the Higgs boson. Though their theory of the particle's existence was published in 1964, it took thousands of physicists and the $4.75 billion Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland to finally confirm its existence last year. So while Higgs and Englert will get the medal and the free trip to Sweden, today's award can be celebrated by scientists and institutions around the world, including our own. An article at the University of Chicago News site details the role played by UChicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the Computation Institute in the landmark discovery of the Higgs boson.