Research @ MSI

Latest research

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.

overall structure of the fowl poxvirus resolvase

Fowlpox is a viral disease of chickens and turkeys that occurs worldwide.

images from the two Grand Prize winning posters

MSI held the eleventh annual Research Exhibition on April 28, 2020.

structure of the zeolite nanosheet

Zeolites are a class of materials that are used by industry as adsorbents and catalysts. Very thin zeolite films - nanofilms - can be used as molecular filters.

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.