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.

table and image showing experimental and theoretical intermolecular distances

Scientists who study the atmosphere have been interested in the behavior of sulfur compounds for many years.

graphs showing microbiome population

The microbiome of the human digestive tract has become an area of a great deal of exciting research and discovery.

map of emissions

Nitrous oxide, N2O, is an important greenhouse gas and stratrospheric ozone depleting substance.

Current astrophysical research indicates that most of the mass of the Universe is made up of a substance called “dark matter,” so called because it cannot be seen.

Camera traps, which are motion- or heat-activated automatic cameras, are revolutionizing how researchers can study ecosystems, since they are noninvasive, relatively inexpensive, and are capable o

One of the most promising methods of treating cancer is called “tumor-homing” or “targeted drug” therapy.