APS News

Lahsen Assoufid Named Fellow of the Optical Society

Lahsen Assoufid Named Fellow of the Optical Society

December 16, 2010

Lahsen 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.”
George Srajer and Jin Wang Elected Fellows of the American Physical Society

George Srajer and Jin Wang Elected Fellows of the American Physical Society

December 16, 2010

George 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.
Argonne-U. of C. Collaborative Seed Grant to Fund Novel PET System

Argonne-U. of C. Collaborative Seed Grant to Fund Novel PET System

October 25, 2010

A 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.
Molecular Mimicry: Plastic, Steel Line Up Like Kin

Molecular Mimicry: Plastic, Steel Line Up Like Kin

October 20, 2010

Frank 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.
Stephenson is Interim ALD for Photon Sciences

Stephenson is Interim ALD for Photon Sciences

October 1, 2010

Argonne Director Eric Isaacs has appointed G. Brian Stephenson as the Interim Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2010.
Students at Argonne on the FaST Track to New Skills

Students at Argonne on the FaST Track to New Skills

August 20, 2010

College 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.
How Did the Caterpillar Cross the Road?

How Did the Caterpillar Cross the Road?

July 27, 2010

Researchers 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.
R&D 100 Awards for New X-ray Technologies

R&D 100 Awards for New X-ray Technologies

June 30, 2010

Two 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.
In Nature: Fischetti on Minibeams

In Nature: Fischetti on Minibeams

June 30, 2010

Robert 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.
Sidorowicz of AES Earns UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors Outstanding Service Award for 2010

Sidorowicz of AES Earns UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors Outstanding Service Award for 2010

June 28, 2010

Ken 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.
Murray Gibson to Leave the Laboratory

Murray Gibson to Leave the Laboratory

June 21, 2010

Murray Gibson will be leaving Argonne, effective Oct. 1, 2010, to accept a newly created position as Dean of Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston
DOE Labs Partner to Understand Complex Materials

DOE Labs Partner to Understand Complex Materials

June 3, 2010

An 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.
Milestone Demonstrates Impact of Scientific Software

Milestone Demonstrates Impact of Scientific Software

May 28, 2010

Crystallographic 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.
Australian Delegation Meets with Gibson

Australian Delegation Meets with Gibson

May 24, 2010

A 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.
Mancini Appointed Deputy ALD in Photon Sciences

Mancini Appointed Deputy ALD in Photon Sciences

May 6, 2010

Derrick 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.
2010 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award to Jaramillo

2010 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award to Jaramillo

April 22, 2010

The 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.
Materials Science Students Shine (at the APS)

Materials Science Students Shine (at the APS)

March 17, 2010

Two 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.
Mills named American Physical Society Fellow

Mills named American Physical Society Fellow

February 15, 2010

Dennis 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.
APS Scientist Awarded $2.5 M for Early Career Research Program

APS Scientist Awarded $2.5 M for Early Career Research Program

January 25, 2010

Physicist 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.
Zholents and Jacobsen Join APS Management Team

Zholents and Jacobsen Join APS Management Team

January 20, 2010

Alexander 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.