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The Exascale generation of supercomputers will help researchers tackle increasingly complex problems through modeling large-scale systems, such as nuclear reactors or global climate, and simulating complex phenomena, such as the chemistry of molecular interactions. Researchers at the Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory are part of four co-design centers helping pave the way for these powerful machines.

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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.

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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