APS News

ICALEPCS Lifetime Achievement Award to Martin Kraimer

ICALEPCS Lifetime Achievement Award to Martin Kraimer

October 28, 2009

Martin R. Kraimer, formerly of the Controls Group in the Argonne APS Engineering Support Division, is one of three recipients of the first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the ICALEPCS International Scientific Advisory Committee.
Cockroaches Advance Student’s Study of Ancient Life

Cockroaches Advance Student’s Study of Ancient Life

September 14, 2009

Cockroaches are usually unwelcome guests. But the cockroaches brought to the Advanced Photon Source by Arizona State University researchers are helping science understand how oxygen affects the body size of insects.
Bringing Fruit Flies in from the Cold

Bringing Fruit Flies in from the Cold

December 21, 2009

Researchers from The University of Western Ontario, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Argonne National Laboratory, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University are using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne Advanced Photon Source to study why some insects can survive freezing, while others cannot.
DOE Environmental Sustainability Award to Three from APS

DOE Environmental Sustainability Award to Three from APS

December 18, 2009

Elroy Chang, Ali Nassiri, and Geoff Pile were presented with a Department of Energy Office of Science Environmental Sustainability Award
2009 Chemistry Nobel to APS Users

2009 Chemistry Nobel to APS Users

October 7, 2009

All three recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry published papers on their award-winning work based on data collected at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
The First Experiment at the LCLS

The First Experiment at the LCLS

September 29, 2009

Join the adventure as Linda Young (Argonne Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division) publishes updates on the progress of her group as they carry out the first experiment to use the U.S. Department of Energy's Linac Coherent Light Source—the next-generation laser x-ray source at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory—which produces pulses of x-rays more than a billion times brighter than the most powerful existing sources.
Linda Young Named to Head X-ray Science Division

Linda Young Named to Head X-ray Science Division

September 17, 2009

Linda Young, a leader in the field of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, has accepted the position of Division Director for the Argonne National Laboratory X-ray Science Division at the Advanced Photon Source.
$7.9 M in ARRA Funding Brings New Instrumentation to the APS

$7.9 M in ARRA Funding Brings New Instrumentation to the APS

August 11, 2009

New x-ray instrumentation will be the result of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding in the amount of $7.9 M obtained by the Advanced Photon Source as part of a competitive exercise among all four U.S. Department of Energy light source facilities at national laboratories. The funding will also allow the hiring of three technical support employees.
Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Earns an R&D 100 Award

Hard X-ray Nanoprobe Earns an R&D 100 Award

July 22, 2009

The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory has received an R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine.
Winans of XSD Elected to ACS Fellowship

Winans of XSD Elected to ACS Fellowship

July 8, 2009

Randall E. Winans of the Argonne X-ray Science Division and the Advanced Photon Source has been elected to the inaugural 2009 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society.
Gluskin of Photon Sciences named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

Gluskin of Photon Sciences named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

July 1, 2009

Efim Gluskin, Director of the Argonne Accelerator Systems Division in Photon Sciences, has been named an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne’s highest scientific and engineering rank.
UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors Awards

UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors Awards

June 29, 2009

Five members of Argonne Photon Sciences (PSC), the son of a PSC employee, and a team from Argonne’s Facilities Management and Services that is entrusted with mechanical maintenance of the APS facility were honored with UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors for Argonne Awards for 2009.
Artifacts of Life to be Studied at the APS

Artifacts of Life to be Studied at the APS

June 24, 2009

Archaeologists studying trade artifacts from ancient Egypt at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory are seeking answers to worldly questions about ancient commerce.
Jeffrey T. Miller Wins Award for Excellence in Catalysis

Jeffrey T. Miller Wins Award for Excellence in Catalysis

June 15, 2009

Jeffrey T. Miller of Argonne has been presented with the 2009 Award for Excellence in Catalysis from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York.
van Veenendaal of X-ray Science Division wins 2009 NIU Presidential Research Professorship

van Veenendaal of X-ray Science Division wins 2009 NIU Presidential Research Professorship

April 28, 2009

Michel van Veenendaal of the Argonne X-ray Science Division’s Synchrotron Related Theory Group has been awarded a Northern Illinois University Presidential Research Professorship.
2009 APSUO Compton Award to Grübel, Mochrie, and Sutton

2009 APSUO Compton Award to Grübel, Mochrie, and Sutton

April 29, 2009

The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory and the APS Users Organization announced that the 2009 Arthur H. Compton Award will be presented to Gerhard Grübel, Simon Mochrie, and Mark Sutton for their pioneering efforts in x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy.
New Era of Research Begins as World’s First Hard X-ray Laser Achieves “First Light”

New Era of Research Begins as World’s First Hard X-ray Laser Achieves “First Light”

April 22, 2009

The world's brightest x-ray source sprang to life last week at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The Linac Coherent Light Source offers researchers the first-ever glimpse of high-energy or "hard" x-ray laser light produced in a laboratory.
Unique Uranium Source in Naturally Bioreduced Sediment

Unique Uranium Source in Naturally Bioreduced Sediment

December 2, 2009

A recently published study of a naturally bioreduced sediment sample from a former uranium mill tailings site reveals insights that enhance understanding of the long-term persistence of uranium in groundwater.
Jonathan Lang Named 2008 PSC Supervisor of the Year

Jonathan Lang Named 2008 PSC Supervisor of the Year

March 11, 2009

Jonathan Lang of the Argonne X-ray Science Division has been named the Photon Sciences Supervisor of the Year for 2008.
Keeping track of the damage

Keeping track of the damage

December 31, 1969

Reprinted with kind permission from ScienceWise – Science Magazine of the Australian National University