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Laser research on materials in the tiny realm of nanotechnology can lead to very big benefits to society. Resources from National Science Foundation's eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) are providing key support to this type of work.

Learn about the work of astronomer Wladimir Lyra, recipient of the prestigious Sagan Fellowship.

Astronomer Wladimir Lyra of California State University at Northridge says resources from the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) are instrumental in his exploration of how Earth came to be. Listen to the podcast and read the Question and Answer with Lyra.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) booth at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, the National Institute for Computational Sciences became the 13th member of the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation organized to sustain the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System as free open source data management software.

As people interested in high-performance computing from all over the world converge on the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, Nov. 15–20, UT is there (booth 1609) in the midst of all the excitement.