WBEZ | Argonne National Laboratory http://www.wbez.org/venues/argonne-national-laboratory Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer: How massively powerful computers and big data are transforming science and our lives. http://www.wbez.org/rise-super-smart-supercomputer-how-massively-powerful-computers-and-big-data-are-transforming-105692 <p><p>Celebrate Pi Day at Argonne with <strong>Pete Beckman</strong> and learn how math and supercomputers are accelerating scientific discovery and helping us predict the future. From discovering the secret inner workings of the universe to developing cars that can drive themselves, Pete Beckman will share with you the technology and science fueling a new breed of massive, smart supercomputers that will improve our world.</p><div>The event will take place at the Argonne TCS Conference Center and will include light refreshments and a poster session preceding the lecture.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The lecture is free, but registration is required.<a href="http://www.anl.gov/community/outloud"> Register for &quot;Rise of the Super Smart Supercomputer&quot;</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Can&#39;t attend in person? The event will be broadcast live at Argonne&#39;s live stream channel.</div></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:51:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/rise-super-smart-supercomputer-how-massively-powerful-computers-and-big-data-are-transforming-105692 Ask A Scientist http://www.wbez.org/ask-scientist-102272 <p><p>Q: HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT SCIENCE?&nbsp;</p><div>A: COME TO CHICAGO COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY&rsquo;s (C2ST) &quot;ASK A SCIENTIST&quot; DAY&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Come to C2ST&rsquo;s third annual &quot;Ask a Scientist&quot; day at Argonne National Lab on September 15. Scientists with backgrounds in physics, endocrinology and anthropology will be available from 9 am to 2 pm to field any question you may have on science-related topics.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>C2ST has partnered with Argonne for this event, and it will run concurrent to Argonne&rsquo;s Energy Showcase. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.c2st.org">www.c2st.org</a>. Advance registration required for the showcase at Argonne, <a href="http://www.anl.gov">www.anl.gov</a>.</div></p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/ask-scientist-102272