The Computation Institute

Computation is woven into the fabric of almost every academic discipline. Scholars tackling the most challenging questions in basic science, medicine, engineering, and the humanities use powerful technology and innovative computational methods to accelerate and unlock discovery.

Founded in 1999, the Computation Institute combines the multidisciplinary expertise of the University of Chicago with the world-class computational resources and knowledge at Argonne National Laboratory. More than 200 fellows, faculty, staff, and students study important questions about the economic impact of climate change, the genomic triggers for disease, the fundamental structure of matter, the design and management of cities, and the origins of knowledge itself.

Faculty and researchers associated with the Computation Institute were instrumental in enabling the discovery of the Higgs boson. They sped up the sequencing of human genomes for medical research and treatment. They received the 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. And they are training the next generation of data scientists pursuing social good. Your support enables the CI and its research centers to continue pushing the frontiers of computation to advance discovery and impact across fields.

The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact will raise $175 million to support initiatives through the Computation Institute.