November 30, 2011Prof. Keith Moffat of the University of Chicago has been appointed Senior Advisor for Life Sciences at the APS to provide a stronger linkage between the Advanced Photon Source and the life sciences community.
December 2, 2011Efim Gluskin of the Argonne Accelerator Systems Division has been elected to Fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for leadership in the development of ultra-bright x-ray sources utilized at third generation synchrotron sources and x-ray lasers.”
December 1, 2011“Seminal contributions to x-ray microscopy” have earned Chris Jacobsen, of the Argonne National Laboratory X-ray Science Division, election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society.
October 21, 2011Karena Chapman, of the Advanced Photon Source X-ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, won the 2011 Oxford Cryosystems Poster Prize for “11-ID-B, a Dedicated Instrument for X-ray Pair Distribution Function Measurements.” Oxford Cryosystems gives this cash prize to the best poster describing work in low-temperature crystallography.
September 15, 2011On Thursday, September 15, 2011, William Brinkman, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science gave his approval for Critical Decision 1 for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade project.
September 15, 2011Argonne National Laboratory broke ground on August 30, 2011, for the $34.5 million Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility, located adjacent to the Advanced Photon Source, that will play a critical role in the development of important medical therapeutics.
September 7, 2011Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric D. Isaacs announced today that Brian Stephenson has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences, effective September 1, 2011. The directorate comprises three research and support divisions centered on Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source.
August 22, 2011Research at three U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratories, including the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, has enabled the discovery of a groundbreaking new drug treatment for malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
August 11, 2011A paper authored by two Advanced Photon Source scientists, on “two new methods for forming amorphous solids from molecular liquids and solutions of a wide range of pharmaceutical drugs of varying chemical structures and different functions,” is one of the first five papers published in volume 1, issue 1 of Physical Review X (PRX) a new, open-access journal.
August 8, 2011If I say “ring” you might first think of Frodo. Or maybe Wagner if you’re an opera lover. But you’ll find neither Hobbits nor Valkyries at the … Argonne National Laboratory just outside Chicago. Art Institute [of Chicago] conservation scientists visited the [Advanced Photon Source] on a mission to bring Picasso to the ring.
July 14, 2011Argonne Distinguished Fellow and X-ray Science Division Director Linda Young has been elected vice chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society.
July 11, 2011Keith Moffat (the University of Chicago and the BioCARS facility at the Advanced Photon Source) has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Patterson Award from the American Crystallographic Association.
June 14, 2011Argonne’s Paul Fenter has been named the next recipient of the American Crystallographic Association’s Bertram E. Warren Award, which recognizes contributions to the physics of solids through the use of diffraction-based techniques.
April 21, 2011The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne and the APS Users Organization announce that the 2011 Arthur H. Compton Award will be presented jointly to Edward Stern, Farrel Lytle, Dale Sayers (posthumously), and John Rehr for their development of the technique of x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy.
April 21, 2011Lahsen Assoufid has been elected a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Assoufid, who is Section Leader for Mirror Multilayer and Metrology in the X-ray Science Division’s Optics and Detectors Group at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory was acknowledged for his achievements in metrology and x-ray optics.
April 13, 2011A special issue of the journal X-Ray Optics and Instrumentation on “X-ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications” has been published and is available online in an open-source archival format for download.
April 4, 2011Linda Young (X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory) discusses x-ray lasers in a video report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science March Meeting featuring “some of the movers and shakers shaping the collective conversation...”
January 18, 2011John M. Carpenter of the APS Engineering Support Division at Argonne National Laboratory has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science "for distinguished service to the materials sciences community by original innovation of pulsed spallation neutron sources and instrumentation for research using neutron scattering facilities."