Research @ MSI

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The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a nexus for leading edge research and public-private collaborations. Given the breadth of research supported by the Institute, it is hard to overestimate the impact that MSI has on the University, the state of Minnesota, and the Nation.

map showing geographic and climatic distribution of experimental sites

The Nutrient Network (, aka NutNet, is a global collaborative research group studying two of the most important effects of humans on grassland

Representation of the simulation supercell used to compute the friction force in bilayer graphene

Graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon, has generated a great deal of excitement since its discovery.

graphic showing amodel for Ug99 origin by somatic hybridization and nuclear exchange; wheat field in background

The Ug99 strain of the wheat stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis f. sp.

graphic showing similarity of antibiotics and probiotics' affect on the turkey microbiome

Commercial poultry farmers give low doses of antibiotics to their flocks as a method to improve health and production.

flowchart showing how a new pennycress reference genome was developed

The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural, and National Resource Sciences (CFANS), in partnership with the

meeting of Pseudo-Sudo group

A student group dedicated to co-teaching each other software and techniques for using supercomputing has kicked off the academic year.