16
Nov
2015

You’re walking down a nondescript corridor lit by a harsh overhead light. As you exit the passage, you find yourself in an enormous room, dominated by a massive, shiny cylinder suspended in the middle of the chamber. With a flick of your thumb, you’re suddenly floating up towards the ceiling, looking down upon one of the world’s largest and most unique scientific instruments. Another few thumb and head motions, and you’re suddenly a proton, shooting down the beam pipe at the center of the machinery and into a long tunnel.

12
Nov
2015

A new instrument to detect dark matter, one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, goes live 1400 meters underground in Italy. CI scientists will help help build the computing center and analyze the data for this unprecedented, international collaboration.

09
Nov
2015

Institutional and cultural pressures lead scientists to avoid risk-taking and choose inefficient research strategies, two new University of Chicago papers conclude. Despite increased opportunities for groundbreaking experiments, most scientists choose conservative research strategies to reduce personal risk, which makes collective discovery slower and more expensive.

04
Nov
2015

The traditional scientific journal format has reached new limitations as science grows more data-intensive,and open data and global collaboration become more common drivers of research. Last week, CI research center Globus announced the trial launch of Globus data publication, a new service that makes it easier for researchers to describe, curate, preserve and discover data.