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


Albert Macrander of the Argonne X-ray Science Division (XSD) has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The Fellowship citation is for “advancement of x-ray science, x-ray optics, and x-ray measurements on crystals and for his leadership as Editor of the Review of Scientific Instruments.”
Michael Borland of the Argonne Accelerator Systems Division has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. The honor recognizes his "outstanding contributions to fourth-generation light sources, particularly for development and support of the program ELEGANT, the first integrated accelerator code to realistically model coherent synchrotron radiation effects."
Tao Sun, a third-year graduate student from Professor Dravid Vinayak’s group at Northwestern University who is currently doing his thesis research at the Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, has been awarded one of three Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Diamond awards by the Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Susan Mini, chair of Northern Illinois University’s Department of Physics, a grant of nearly $1.4 million to make upgrades to a beamline at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source (APS).
Juan Carlos Campuzano, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Advanced Photon Source (APS) user, is one of two Argonne researchers who have earned a coveted 2007 achievement award from HENAAC.
A 2007 R&D 100 Award has been garnered by the Ultra-High-Resolution Mammography System (UHRMS) that equips doctors with a low-cost, high-quality alternative to digital radiography (currently the most popular mammographic technology at leading hospitals).
That’s not a giant, translucent beetle attacking New York’s Times Square in the photo at right. It’s a graphical accompaniment to a study carried out at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source that revealed new information about what factors govern the size of today’s insects vs.
Cedric “Rick” Putnam of the APS Engineering and Support Division (AES) Mechanical Operations and Maintenance Group is one of four Argonne employees to be presented with The University of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne Outstanding Service Award for 2007. 
Michael Borland, Operations Analysis Group Leader in the Accelerator Systems Division of the Advanced Photon Source (APS), is one of four Argonne employees to be presented with a Distinguished Performance Award for 2007.
During the week of May 7, 2007, and thereafter, Mariana Varotto of the Controls Group in the APS Engineering and Support Division at Argonne will be officially recognized as a role model for technology professionals.
ARGONNE, Ill. (May 7, 2007) — The Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the APS Users Organization announced that the 2007 Arthur H. Compton Award was be presented jointly to Andrzej Joachimiak and Gerold Rosenbaum of Argonne National Laboratory for pioneering advances and leadership that helped to establish the APS as a premier location worldwide for protein crystallography research.
When a prestigious art institute owns a precious, ancient artifact and wants to know more about its origin, special non-destructive tools are needed.
The MERIX (medium resolution inelastic x-ray scattering) spectrometer was successfully commissioned in November-December 2006 at the sector 30 beamline of the Advanced Photon Source (APS). 
An Israeli structural biologist and an American physicist will share the $100,000 Wolf Prize in Chemistry for their discoveries leading to a unified picture of basic biological mechanisms.
The present and future for the field of nanomagnetism, and its relationship to hard x-rays, is the subject of a topical review based on a study that explores future scientific directions for the Advanced Photon Source (APS).