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Stephen Southworth Elected to APS Fellowship

Stephen Southworth Elected to APS Fellowship

December 19, 2012

Argonne Senior Scientist Stephen Southworth has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for "pioneering the development of atomic and molecular spectroscopies with third- and fourth-generation light sources…”
American Physical Society Honors Decker

American Physical Society Honors Decker

November 19, 2012

Senior Scientist Glenn Decker has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor limited to no more than one-half of one percent of the society’s membership of more than 50,000.
APS X-rays Reveal Picasso’s Secret

APS X-rays Reveal Picasso’s Secret

October 15, 2012

The Illinois Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Argonne National Laboratory, hosted a crossroads event Wednesday, bridging the art and science of understanding Picasso.
APS Lights the Way to 2012 Chemistry Nobel

APS Lights the Way to 2012 Chemistry Nobel

October 15, 2012

Thanks in part to research performed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Americans Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz for their work on G-protein-coupled receptors.
The APS and the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase

The APS and the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase

October 1, 2012

The Advanced Photon Source was a popular tour stop for the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase that took place on Saturday, September 15.
DCS and APS Sign MOU

DCS and APS Sign MOU

October 1, 2012

In the most recent addition to the family of Advanced Photon Source beamlines, the Dynamic Compression Sector has formalized its ties with the APS in a Memorandum of Understanding signed on September 6.
Argonne Acoustic Levitation Video Goes Viral

Argonne Acoustic Levitation Video Goes Viral

September 25, 2012

The Argonne National Laboratory video entitled “Acoustic levitation” that shows Advanced Photon Source physicist Chris Benmore demonstrating “a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals” is a Web sensation.
“Inside the Advanced Photon Source” Inside the latest Argonne Now

“Inside the Advanced Photon Source” Inside the latest Argonne Now

September 11, 2012

The summer 2012 issue of Argonne Now carries a story entitled “Inside the Advanced Photon Source.”
APS Director Stephenson Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

APS Director Stephenson Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

July 19, 2012

Brian Stephenson, Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory and Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source has been named one of five Argonne Distinguished Fellows for 2012.
Advanced Photon Source, Canadian Light Source Strengthen Ties, Expand X-ray Technology and Research

Advanced Photon Source, Canadian Light Source Strengthen Ties, Expand X-ray Technology and Research

June 18, 2012

Seeking to solve some of today’s greatest global problems, scientists using x-ray light source facilities at national research laboratories in the United States and Canada are sharing more expertise.
Rose of APS and CNM One of Four DOE Early Career Award Winners

Rose of APS and CNM One of Four DOE Early Career Award Winners

May 16, 2012

Volker Rose, assistant physicist with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory is one of four Argonne researchers to receive 2012 Early Career Research Program awards, granted by the Department of Energy to exceptional researchers beginning their careers.
Scientists Close-In on Artificial Spider Silk

Scientists Close-In on Artificial Spider Silk

May 8, 2012

Paging Peter Parker: Scientists have taken another step closer to producing viable artificial spider silk by zooming-in on the nanoscopic structure of the natural, spider-made stuff, using the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
Ekiert Earns 2012 APSUO Franklin Award for Studies of Influenza Virus

Ekiert Earns 2012 APSUO Franklin Award for Studies of Influenza Virus

May 4, 2012

The Advanced Photon Source Users Organization has named Damian C. Ekiert as the winner of the 2012 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. The prize recognizes Ekiert’s work on broadly neutralizing antibodies, which holds promise for structure-based design of a universal vaccine for influenza. The award is to be presented at the APS Users Meeting on May 7, 2012.
Clever Apes on WBEZ: Breaking the Fossil Record

Clever Apes on WBEZ: Breaking the Fossil Record

March 9, 2012

Research at the Advanced Photon Source that is helping us understand dinosaur tissue was spotlighted on Clever Apes, the “Science Experiment” hosted by Gabriel Spitzer on Chicago’s WBEZ-FM 91.5 public radio station.
A Record Run for the APS X-ray Source

A Record Run for the APS X-ray Source

February 23, 2012

X-ray beams and their many useful properties bring thousands of scientists each year to synchrotron light source facilities such as the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory to carry out world-class experiments. So there were many smiling faces around the APS when the recently completed user-beam run 2011-3 set a new APS record for machine availability and reliability.
Gerig to Chair Particle Accelerator School Board

Gerig to Chair Particle Accelerator School Board

February 23, 2012

Rod Gerig was selected chair of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School at the board’s annual meeting. Gerig is Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory, and is also the director of the Argonne Accelerator Institute.
George Srajer Appointed APS Upgrade Project Director

George Srajer Appointed APS Upgrade Project Director

February 21, 2012

Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric Isaacs has appointed George Srajer to the position of Project Director for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade project, and Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of Facility Development for Photon Sciences.
Alp of XSD Elected to FIP Executive Committee

Alp of XSD Elected to FIP Executive Committee

February 21, 2012

Esen Ercan Alp, Senior Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory Advanced Photon Source, has been elected to Vice-Chair and the 4-Year Chair Line term of the American Physical Society Forum on International Physics.
Toby of XSD to Chair U.S. National Committee for Crystallography

Toby of XSD to Chair U.S. National Committee for Crystallography

February 16, 2012

Brian Toby of the Argonne X-ray Science Division has been named chair of the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography by the National Academy of Sciences for a three-year term effective January 1, 2012.
Controlling the Inner Electron Dance

Controlling the Inner Electron Dance

January 9, 2012

Linda Young, Director of the X-ray Science Division in Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source; Elliot Kanter, of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Group in the X-ray Science Division; and their colleagues used the Linac Coherent Light Source at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to achieve a feat of electron terpsichore.