New Argonne supercomputer, built for next-gen AI, will be most powerful in U.S.

Exascale computer will accelerate breakthroughs in cancer treatment, neuroscience, other areas

Fermilab, partners break ground on particle accelerator to study ghostly particles, new forces

PIP-II to boost world’s most powerful particle beam for neutrino experiments

University of Wisconsin-Madison joins Chicago Quantum Exchange

UW-Madison adds expertise to hub for research and development of quantum technology

Materials design center receives $25 million grant

UChicago partners with center to establish city as hub for materials innovation

Creating Capacity

UChicago researchers and scholars transform the way we see the world. The Office of Research and National Laboratories provides comprehensive support, guidance and resources to help our researchers advance their work, including connections to world-leading researchers and facilities at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Giant Magellan Telescope project.

News

Sound waves let quantum systems ‘talk’ to one another

Researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have invented an innovative way for different types of quantum technology to “talk” to each other using sound. The study, published Feb. 11 in Nature Physics, is an important step in bringing quantum technology closer to reality.

Identifying lower-energy neutrinos with a liquid-argon particle detector

An experiment at Fermilab has made a significant advance in the detection of neutrinos that hide themselves at lower energies. The ArgoNeuT experiment recently demonstrated for the first time that a particular class of particle detector — those that use liquid argon — can identify signals in an energy range that particle physicists call the “MeV range.”

Scientists move quantum optic networks a step closer to reality

Researchers at Argonne, UChicago and Northwestern have moved quantum optic networks a step closer to reality. The ability to precisely control the interactions of light and matter at the nanoscale could help such a network transmit larger amounts of data more quickly and securely than an electrical network. 

Events

Recent Insights on Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a More Sustainable Future

March 19, 2019
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 East 57th Street, Room 130
IME/EPIC Special Seminar
Steven Chu, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University, and Former US Secretary of Energy
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Arts & Lecture Series: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)

April 5, 2019
8 p.m.
Speaker: Stefan Soldner-Rembold
Fermilab, Ramsey Auditorium 
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Brinson Lecture: Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds

 

April 9, 2019 
6 p.m.
Speaker: Sara Seager, MIT astrophysicist and planetary scientist
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 South Michigan Ave. - MacLean Ballroom

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