December 16, 2010Lahsen Assoufid of the Argonne X-ray Science Division has been made a Fellow of the Optical Society “For contributions and leadership in x-ray optics, metrology, and nanofocusing optics development.”
December 16, 2010George Srajer and Jin Wang, both of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne, have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society.
October 25, 2010A novel positron emission tomography system for molecular imaging is one of seven initiatives receiving funding from Strategic Collaborative Initiative seed grants following a rigorous competition managed by Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago.
October 20, 2010Frank Bates didn't start out expecting to find a fundamental property of nature, but that's what he may have done. He and his students went to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne, where there is a particularly powerful x-ray source, and shined a beam of x-rays on the block copolymers.
October 1, 2010Argonne Director Eric Isaacs has appointed G. Brian Stephenson as the Interim Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2010.
August 20, 2010College students and mentors from a number of universities spent 10 weeks this summer learning at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source and other facilities and divisions at Argonne National Laboratory as part of the DOE/NSF-funded Faculty and Student Teams program.
July 27, 2010Researchers have discovered that at least one species of caterpillar precedes each step with a thrust of its gut. The finding, based on experiments carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory points to an entirely new mode of animal locomotion and could lead researchers to develop new robotic tools for exploration and medicine.
June 30, 2010Two innovative x-ray technologies that enhance science’s ability to study large biological proteins and nanomaterials have won R&D 100 awards, regarded as the “Oscars of invention,” for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
June 30, 2010Robert Fischetti of the Argonne Biosciences Division, and Associate Director of the General Medicine and Cancer Institutes Collaborative Access Team at Sector 23 of the Advanced Photon Source, is featured in the article “Crystal-Clear Images” in the 10 June 2010 issue of Nature.
June 28, 2010Ken Sidorowicz of the APS Engineering Support Division (AES) is one of four winners of the 2010 UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors Outstanding Service Award.
June 21, 2010Murray Gibson will be leaving Argonne, effective Oct. 1, 2010, to accept a newly created position as Dean of Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston
June 3, 2010An intimate understanding of complex materials that lie at the heart of pharmaceuticals or even nuclear weapons can occur more quickly and efficiently thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne and Los Alamos national laboratories.
May 28, 2010Crystallographic analysis of x-ray and neutron diffraction data is a widely used technique to provide three-dimensional pictures of how atoms are arranged in materials, an essential first step toward understanding a material’s function. Computer software is an indispensable part of the crystallographic analysis process, as shown by a recent citation milestone for programs authored by two Argonne National Laboratory scientists.
May 24, 2010A high-level delegation from Australia, including the Hon. Kim Carr, Australian Federal Minister for Science, visited Argonne National Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source in May 2010.
May 6, 2010Derrick Mancini has been appointed Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Facility Development within Photon Sciences, with primary responsibility as Project Director for the APS Upgrade, which has just received Critical Decision-0 confirmation of mission need from the U.S. Department of Energy.
April 22, 2010The Advanced Photon Source Users Organization has named Rafael Jaramillo as the recipient of the 2010 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award for furthering understanding of itinerant magnetism and for contributions to the study of quantum matter at high pressure using synchrotron x-ray diffraction. Jaramillo will receive the award on May 4 at the 2010 Users Week meeting at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
March 17, 2010Two Missouri State University students participated in x-ray experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne. Their research involved investigations of novel materials needed to meet the challenges posed by future energy demands.
February 15, 2010Dennis Mills of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the APS has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. The honor recognizes his development of synchrotron x-ray optics and related techniques, the build-out of APS beamlines, and the development of x-ray monochromators, phase plates, and timing techniques.
January 25, 2010Physicist Antonino Miceli of the X-ray Science Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source at Argonne will use the $2.5 million funding from the DOE to develop high-resolution spectroscopic x-ray detectors using superconducting sensors.
January 20, 2010Alexander Zholents has been named Director of the Argonne Accelerator Systems Division of the Advanced Photon Source (APS), and Chris Jacobsen has been named an Associate Division Director of the Argonne X-ray Science Division, also of the APS.