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

 

2016

Argonne Distinguished Fellows represent only three percent of research staff at the facility, making the award the highest scientific and engineering rank at the laboratory.
What are the underlying causes for an unusual increase in pulmonary disease in U.S. soldiers returning from military service in the Middle East?
APS user Tobin J. Marks (Northwestern U.) was selected as the 2017 winner of the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor.
Here are four easy ways to reduce the likelihood that you will have a serious slip, trip, or fall.
John P. Connolly joined the Argonne Photon Sciences Directorate as Division Director of the APS Engineering Support (AES) Division as of March 14, 2016.
The experimental facilities of a typical high school physics classroom don't usually include a synchrotron.
In order to document consistent start and end dates for all users, an important programming effort impacts several aspects of a user’s experience, including site access.
With the selection of nine exceptional beamline proposals, announced on July 20, the APS Upgrade Project has taken an important step toward our goal of making the Advanced Photon Source the most technologically advanced and productive hard x-ray lightsource the world has ever seen.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison was fined $56,000 after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered hazardous materials in a student researcher’s checked luggage.
The 2016 APSUO Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award went to APS user Ling Li (Harvard U.) for developing a fundamental understanding of the design of biological materials.
The Argonne Guest House will be closed beginning on August 29, 2016; the Restaurant will close beginning on August 30. Both will reopen on September 5, 2016.
Edward A. Stern, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, and founding Director of the Pacific Northwest Consortium Collaborative Access Team at Sector 20 of the APS, passed away on May 17, 2016.
After six years of service as Director of the Accelerator Systems Division at the APS, Sasha Zholents has asked to transition from his management role to a full-time research role.
It’s hard to believe that this year is already half over. The past six months have seen a whirlwind of activity and accomplishment here at the APS Upgrade Project.
A new study by researchers using the APS reveals the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus thought to be involved in the virus's reproduction and with the immune system.
Since the construction of the 2-ID beamline, the µ-XRD community has been very productive and has made significant technical and scientific contributions at 2-ID.
APS user Kirsten Jensen (U. Copenhagen) given the European Powder Diffraction Conference Award for Young Scientists.
Haidan Wen of the APS received a DOE Early Career Award, which bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years.
An internal review of first-generation personnel safety systems at the APS resulted in an upgrade path for the 44 beamlines utilizing the generation 1 systems.
The impressive variety of world-leading techniques performed at the APS coupled with the facility’s diverse user-base naturally leads to a demand for a variety of different software tools.