Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

2000

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) has played an important role in a four-year project to solve the mystery of what caused composer Ludwig von Beethoven's years of chronic illness. The probable answer: lead poisoning. This toxin also may have contributed to his death.
Three technologies developed for use at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory have won R&D 100 awards. The awards are given annually by R&D Magazine to the 100 most significant technical products of the year.
During the two-week period of August 14-26, 2000 Argonne National Laboratory once again hosted the National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering funded by the Office of Basic Energy Science of the Department of Energy.