The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility


Water may be the most important molecule on Earth, but our understanding of its properties is embarrassingly limited. In solid ice form, water takes on numerous phases and structures that can be studied by means of diffraction techniques.
It's a short hop from the Australian Consulate in Chicago to the Advanced Photon Source (APS), but a recent visit from the Australian Consul-General and Deputy Consul-General is symbolic of an international collaboration that spans the 9,272 air miles from Sydney to Chicago.
Dr. Gabrielle Long, Associate Director for the ANL Experimental Facilities Division, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In notifying Long of her election, the AAAS noted, "Each year the Council elects members whose 'efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.' 
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded David H. Mao of the Geophysical Laboratory the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2005 "for pioneering research of materials at ultrahigh pressures and temperatures." Dr. Mao is the Director of the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team, which manages the beamlines at Advanced Photon Source (APS) sector 16.
Scott Benes (Chief Technician, ASD-Controls) is the first winner of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) Supervisor of the Year award. Benes was surprised with the award during an APS “all-hands” meeting on September 28.
The Advanced Photon Source (APS) Users Organization is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexis S. Templeton has been chosen to receive the first APS Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. Dr. Templeton will receive this award, which consists of a plaque plus $1000, on Thursday, May 6 at the closing session of the 2004 APS User Meeting. At that time, Dr. Templeton will also deliver a short talk about her work.
A request for proposals (RFP) to operate the Commercial Collaborative Access Team (COM-CAT) beamline at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) has been issued effective March 16, 2004.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been issued for the contract to manage the Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association Collaborative Access Team (IMCA-CAT) beamlines at APS sector 17.
A group of undergraduate students participating in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, recently performed a series of synchrotron x-ray tomography experiments at the GeoSoilEnviroCARS beamline 13-BM at the APS, in collaboration with Mark Rivers (University of Chicago).
In conjunction with the Advanced Photon Source (APS), the APS Users Organization (APSUO) has established the APSUO Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. The nomination deadline for this award is March 15, 2004. The award will be presented at the 2004 Users Meeting for the Advanced Photon Source, held at Argonne on May 3-6, 2004.
Researchers using the BioCARS sector 14 beamline at the APS have determined how changes in a pair of proteins lead to the family of neurological disorders that includes Tay-Sachs disease.