Hartree Center

Take the Whisky test: How IBM tech can help root out fake Scotch

With the festive season just days away, it’s not just turkey and cranberry sauce flying off the supermarket shelves. It’s also champagne, wine, gin… and, of course, whisky. And it better be genuine. IBM researchers are working on technologies to help you make sure the whisky you buy is indeed what it says on the […]

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Focusing on Cell Membranes to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Coupling ultra-large-scale computer simulation with AI has shown that mechanical stress on cell membranes can affect the potency of antibiotic agents.

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Five Years of the Hartree Centre in Partnership with IBM Research

Five years ago, 1 February 2013, the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre was formally opened, bringing together a critical mass of computational scientists and engineers from STFC and IBM to reap economic benefits from advanced computer architectures and address important challenges for commercial businesses. Kirk E. Jordan, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief […]

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Simulating Antibiotic Resistance Scientist Gains Fame from Forbes

IBM scientist Flaviu Cipcigan has high ambitions. Despite recently being listed on Forbes magazine’s European 30 under 30 list for science and healthcare, he believes there is still much work to do to raise awareness and solve the challenges he is attempting to address with his research. “Antibiotic resistance is a problem that doesn’t inspire […]

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