• OSG User School 2017 (11/29/2017) - The OSG User School 2017 was held at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on July 17–21. There were 56 participants, including mostly graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, a few advanced undergraduates, several faculty, and some research staff from research institutions in the United States (and one each from England and Spain). The range of scholarly domains was […]
  • OSG integrating global computing to support detection of colliding neutron stars by LIGO, VIRGO, and DECam (11/7/2017) - On October 16th, scientists at the LIGO and Virgo scientific collaborations announced the detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars that occurred 130 million years ago. This collision has also been observed with light emitted across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. LIGO’s two detectors, located in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana, first detected […]
  • LIGO Collaborators win 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics (10/5/2017) - On October 1, 2017, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” LIGO confirmed the first direct observation of gravitational waves on September 14, 2015. Both LIGO detectors, one in Hanford, Washington, and one in Livingston, […]
  • Astronomy archives are creating new science every day (8/29/2017) - Accumulated data sets from past and current astronomy research are not dead. Researchers are still doing new science with old data and still making new discoveries. Steve Groom serves as task manager for the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA), part of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) located on the campus of the California […]
  • Machine learning insights into molecular science using the Open Science Grid (6/29/2017) - Computation has extended what researchers can investigate in chemistry, biology, and material science. Studying complex systems like proteins or nanocomposites can use similar techniques for common challenges. For example, computational power is expanding the horizons of protein research and opening up vast new possibilities for drug discovery and disease treatment. Olexandr Isayev is an assistant […]
  • VERITAS and Open Science Grid explore extreme window into the universe (6/2/2017) - Understanding the universe has always fascinated mankind. The VERITAS Cherenkov telescope array unravels its secrets by detecting very-high-energy gamma rays from astrophysics sources. Gamma-ray astronomy studies the most energetic form of electromagnetic radiation, with photon energies in the GeV – TeV range (gigaelectronvolt to teraelectronvolt). The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) uses […]
  • For neuroscientist Chris Cox, the OSG helps process mountains of data (2/20/2017) - Whether exploring how the brain is fooled by fake news or explaining the decline of knowledge in dementia, cognitive neuroscientists like Chris Cox are relying more on high-throughput computing resources like the Open Science Grid (OSG) to understand how the brain makes sense of information.   Cognitive neuroscientist Chris Cox recently defended his dissertation at […]
  • Free Supercomputing for Research: Scott Cole introduces you to OSG (2/10/2017) - Scott Cole, a neuroscience PhD student at University of California San Diego, wrote an article which appeared in PythonWeekly that details how to get up and running on Open Science Grid.  “I was starting to run into computational limitations in my neuroscience research, but I didn’t have any experience speeding up my work with something […]
  • OSG’s Rob Quick and Kyle Gross share expertise in Rwanda and Italy (12/6/2016) - While many of us may sometimes take for granted the amount of computing resources we have, for many researchers around the globe, advanced computing resources are scarce, as is the expertise to take advantage of them. Open Science Grid (OSG) staffers are working to change that. In fact, every two years, they’ve journeyed to a […]
  • OSG receives HPCwire’s ‘Top Supercomputing Achievement’ awards (11/15/2016) - November 14, 2016  Multi-partner awards cite OSG’s role in gravitational wave detection   The Open Science Grid (OSG) is a recipient of two HPCwire ‘Top Supercomputing Achievement’ awards for 2016, recognizing the use of high performance computing to verify Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Science […]
  • OSG council member Stefan Höche receives IUPAP Young Scientist Prize (9/30/2016) - The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) awarded a 2016 Young Scientist Prize in Particles and Fields to Stefan Höche, a particle physicist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and an Open Science Grid (OSG) council member, for “developing high precision Monte Carlo simulations of events at hadronic colliders.”   For an OSG research […]
  • Update on the Brain Trauma Research Center (8/29/2016) - The Brain Trauma Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh is a multidisciplinary research program funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The center uses the Open Science Grid (OSG) to handle the large data sets produced by their research. “We are attempting to understand, diagnose, and treat concussion,” says Donald […]
  • Where did all the antimatter go? (7/12/2016) - Dubbed the Hubble telescope of cosmic rays, a state-of-the-art particle physics detector attached to the International Space Station (ISS) is looking for a needle’s worth of antimatter in a haystack of cosmic rays. The detector is also searching for elusive evidence of dark matter.   Recent ground-breaking observations about the nature of our universe share […]
  • SBGrid uses the OSG to accelerate structural biology research (2/23/2016) - Biologists looking at the structure of molecules like proteins and nucleic acids are interested in how they acquire their structures and how alterations may affect their function. This understanding is a key factor in modern disease treatment and prevention, and computational power such as that of the Open Science Grid (OSG) has become critical in […]
  • OSG helps LIGO scientists confirm Einstein’s unproven theory (2/16/2016) - Albert Einstein first posed the idea of gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity just over a century ago. But until now, they had never been observed directly. For the first time, scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration (LSC) have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves. […]
  • OSG computational power helps solve 30-year old protein puzzle (1/12/2016) - As computational power expands the horizons of protein research, vast new possibilities to design proteins for disease treatment are opening up. Thanks to the power of the Open Science Grid (OSG), protein researchers recently overcame an obstacle that has vexed scientists for nearly 30 years.       Photo courtesy Po-Ssu Huang The cylindrical TIM-barrel […]
  • Harnessing the OSG to better understand the brain (12/2/2015) - Using electrical information recorded outside the brain, Ricardo Pizarro at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is trying to estimate network models in rodent brains. This research may one day help people with artificial limbs move a robotic arm using a real-life application called a brain-computer interface. The technology is also aimed at helping those who […]

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