October 2012

Looking skyward

Northwestern University researcher Jorge Nocedal’s algorithms improve global weather predictions and help boost energy efficiency in skyscrapers. His work earned him the 2012 George B. Dantzig Prize.

July 2012

Good combination

Combinatorial scientific computing, or CSC, has helped reveal new ways of understanding deep, hidden structure in our world, in areas from genomics to engineering.

July 2007

Supercomputer saga

The 1973 oil embargo changed how Americans think about energy and altered science’s path. Alvin Trivelpiece had a lot to do with that change.