Supercomputers: Solving Big Science Problems
For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of live tours.
Supercomputers are critical tools for advancing science across many disciplines, from physics and chemistry to drug discovery and the future of energy. Over the past decade, developments in machine learning and novel computing have yielded programs that outperform humans at complex analyses, reasoning, and strategic games. Learn how PNNL is working to unleash the potential of supercomputing to speed scientific advancement and meet national energy, security, and environmental goals.
For the first time ever, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is opening its doors and inviting the public to a series of free, live, virtual tours of numerous labs on its Richland campus. Researchers from across PNNL will be your hosts as you discover the spaces and instruments behind our science and impact. Learn about nuclear explosion monitoring, the science and hardware behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, our work in nuclear energy and environmental management, and so much more.
Visit the Glass Lab at our Applied Process Engineering Laboratory, get a behind-the-scenes look at grid operations in our Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center, and get a look at one of five nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory.
All tours are one-hour and accessible via Zoom. During the tour, you are encouraged to submit questions to your hosts (researchers at PNNL) via Zoom’s chat function. The tours are open to all ages.
Please register here in advance to receive the Zoom link and information.
To view the other offered tours, please visit our website.