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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.

graphs showing nutrient inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus for various watersheds

Maintaining the health of urban waterways is an ongoing battle. Urban areas, due to their high population densities, have a number of challenges in maintaining clean water.

panel discussion participants at MSI 2017 Research Exhibition

MSI held the eighth annual Research Exhibition on April 25, 2017.

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illness in humans, other mammals, and birds. They use cell surface receptors to attach themselves to host cells.

pictures of potato plants affected by late blight

Late blight is a serious crop disease that affects potatoes and costs the potato industry billions of dollars annually.

graph showing top-performing zeolite structures

Natural gas often contains contaminants. “Sour” gas is natural gas that contains a significant amount of hydrogen sulfide, H2S.

graph of integrated model and photo of researchers at NutNet site

The relationship between vegetation productivity and species richness has been under investigation by ecologists for many years.