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Argonne News 2003 Articles

Argonne News is the Argonne weekly employee newsletter. This page contains Argonne News articles that focus on the APS.

X-rays reveal bugs breathing mechanism (Feb. 3)
Scientist at Argonne and The Field Museum have discovered a surprising new insect breathing mechanism that is similar to lung ventilation in vertebrates.

White's leadership earns award from YWCA (Feb. 17)
The DuPage County YWCA will honor Marion White (ASD) with its annual Outstanding Women Leaders Award in the science, medicine and technology category.

BESSRC joins APS Experimental Facilities (Feb. 24)
The Basic Energy Sciences SynchrotronRadiation Center Collaborative Access Team (BESSRC-CAT) has joined the Advanced Photon Source Experimental Facilities Division.

Work begins on 4th generation X-ray source (Mar. 24)
In combination with five other laboratories, Argonne is helping to build the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) which will produce X-ray light with a peak brightness more than 100 billion times that of current synchrotron light sources such as theAdvanced Photon Source (APS).

Ruzicka to lead APS Accelerator Operations (Apr. 21)
William G. Ruzicka has been appointed Director of the Advanced Photon Source Operations Division (AOD).

Milton to be honored for laser studies (May 19)
Stephen V. Milton, senior scientist and project director at the APS for the Argonne Component of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), will receive the Particle AcceleratorScience and Technology Award at the 20th biennial Particle Accelerator Conference.

University of Chicago to honor six scientist (Jun. 9)
Six Argonne scientists will receive the 2003 University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award in recognition of outstanding scientific or technical achievements or a distinguished record of achievements.

Employees receive '02 Director's Awards (Aug. 25)
Thirteen employees will be honored with 2002 Director's Awards for outstanding achievements and invaluable contributions to the laboratory.


Lab hosts future X-ray, neutron research (Sept. 8)
Sixty graduate students from across the country recently spent two weeks at Argonne learning about the theory, techniques and and applicabilityof major neutron and X-ray facilities.

SARS protease structure determined at APS (Sept. 15)
Structure of SARS proteaseResearchers from a California company using the powerful X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source have determined the first structure of the main protease from the coronavirus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Lithography tool opens doors for nanoscience (Nov. 3)
Argonne researchers can now take advantage of a new electron beam lithography tool in their mission to advance progress in the field of nanoscience. Diamond Anvil Cell

Researchers at APS create super-hard carbon (Nov. 17)
Science has yet to achieve the alchemist's dream of turning lead into gold. But a group of researchers using the Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (APS) may have found a way to turn ordinary soft lead into a new, super-hard material that "looks" just like diamond.

3 Argonne scientists named AAAS fellows (Nov. 24)
Photo of Rick Stevens, Ian Foster, and Murray GibsonMurray Gibson of the Advanced Photon Source and Rick Stevens and Ian Foster of Argonne's Mathematics and Computer Science division have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Long to help run X-ray Operations, Research (Dec. 8)
Gabrielle Long has been appointed associate division director for X-ray Operations and Research (XOR).

Photo of Tom BarszASD's Barsz wins Quality and Safety Award (Dec. 15)
Literally "going the extra step" for safety resulted in Argonne-East's first Quality and Safety Recognition (QASR) Award for Tom Barsz (ASD).