X-Ray 3-D Imaging: Experiment Workflow for Automation and Reproducibility

September 21, 2020
Argonne National Laboratory
This talk will describe the current tools for data collection and data analysis in use at the Advanced Photon Source tomography beamlines to enable automation and data collection and data analysis reproducibility.

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E.E Just Lecture: Carlos D. Bustamante

October 14, 2020
University of Chicago

Professor Carlos D. Bustamante, Stanford University, will discuss his current Covid research.

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Computational Prediction of Superconducting and Superhard Materials

Oct. 28, 2020
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Speaker: Professor Eva Zurek, University at Buffalo, SUNY

High pressure opens the door towards the synthesis of materials with unique properties, e.g. superconductivity, hydrogen storage media, high energy density and superhard materials. Under pressure elements that would not normally combine may form stable compounds or they may mix in novel proportions. As a result, we cannot use our chemical intuition developed at 1 atmosphere to predict phases that become stable when compressed. To facilitate the prediction of the crystal structures of novel materials, without any experimental information, we have developed the XtalOpt evolutionary algorithm for crystal structure prediction.

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Past Event Series

Argonne OutLoud at UChicago

A public events series featuring experts from Argonne National Laboratory.
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UChicago Discovery Series

The stories behind the science, from UChicago experts.
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Science on the Screen

Screenings and discussions of films with themes related to science, technology, math or engineering.
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