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Efim Gluskin of the Argonne Accelerator Systems Division has been elected to Fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for leadership in the development of ultra-bright x-ray sources utilized at third generation synchrotron sources and x-ray lasers.”
“Seminal contributions to x-ray microscopy” have earned Chris Jacobsen, of the Argonne National Laboratory X-ray Science Division, election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society.
Prof. Keith Moffat of the University of Chicago has been appointed Senior Advisor for Life Sciences at the APS to provide a stronger linkage between the Advanced Photon Source and the life sciences community.
Karena Chapman, of the Advanced Photon Source X-ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, won the 2011 Oxford Cryosystems Poster Prize for “11-ID-B, a Dedicated Instrument for X-ray Pair Distribution Function Measurements.” Oxford Cryosystems gives this cash prize to the best poster describing work in low-temperature crystallography.
On Thursday, September 15, 2011, William Brinkman, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science gave his approval for Critical Decision 1 (CD-1) for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APS-U) project.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory broke ground on August 30, 2011, for a $34.5 million Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility (APCF) that will enable scientists from Illinois and around the world to produce, purify, and characterize a wide range of proteins more rapidly and play a critical role in the development of important medical therapeutics.
Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric D. Isaacs announced today that Brian Stephenson has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Photon Sciences, effective September 1, 2011. The directorate comprises three research and support divisions centered on Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (APS).
Powerful x-ray technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s (DOE-SC’s) national laboratories, including the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory, has enabled the discovery of a groundbreaking new drug treatment for malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
A paper authored by two Advanced Photon Source scientists, on “two new methods for forming amorphous solids from molecular liquids and solutions of a wide range of pharmaceutical drugs of varying chemical structures and different functions,” is one of the first five papers published in volume 1, issue 1 of Physical Review X (PRX) a new, open-access journal.
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Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Argonne National Laboratory X-ray Science Division (XSD) Director Linda Young has been elected vice chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society (DAMOP).  The position became official at the 2011 DAMOP Meeting held at Atlanta, Georgia, on June 13-17. The four-year-term position starts with vice chair and progresses to chair elect, chair, and then past chair.
Keith Moffat has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Patterson Award from the American Crystallographic Association (ACA). Moffat is Principal Investigator for the BioCARS research facility at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. From 2002-2010 he was the Deputy Provost for Research at the University of Chicago.
Paul Fenter, a physicist in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, has been named the next recipient of the American Crystallographic Association’s (ACA) Bertram E. Warren Award, which recognizes contributions to the physics of solids through the use of diffraction-based techniques.
Lahsen Assoufid has been elected a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. He is Section Leader for Mirror Multilayer and Metrology in the X-ray Science Division (XSD) Optics and Detectors Group of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the APS Users Organization (APSUO) announce that the 2011 Arthur H. Compton Award will be presented jointly to Edward Stern, Farrel Lytle, Dale Sayers (posthumously), and John Rehr for their development of the technique of x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (XAFS), whereby information can be acquired on local structure and on unoccupied electronic states in non‐crystalline materials.
A special issue of the journal X-Ray Optics and Instrumentation on “X-ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications” has been published and is available online in an open-source archival format for download.
Close to 8000 researchers, educators, and students converged on Dallas, Texas, for the March Meeting of the American Physical Society – the biggest gathering in the physics calendar bar none. If you weren't able to make it to Texas, however, all is not lost.
John M. “Jack” Carpenter of the APS Engineering Support Division (AES) at Argonne National Laboratory has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "for distinguished service to the materials sciences community by original innovation of pulsed spallation neutron sources and instrumentation for research using neutron scattering facilities."