The Advanced Photon Source
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For the first time since April 2023, electrons are circulating in the booster accelerator, bringing the Advanced Photon Source (APS) one step closer to fully returning to life.
We are bringing back the traditional Users Meeting experience this year for an exciting week of user science presentations, workshops, facility updates, and more, all taking place IN PERSON at Argonne! This year is your opportunity to network and reconnect. Register today! The registration deadline is April 22 at 4:59 p.m. CT.
The Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) program has opened its annual call for biological and environmental research proposals for fiscal year 2025. The deadline for Letter of Intent submission is March 7.
The upgrade of the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility, reached a major milestone in December 2023. The final modules of the newly upgraded electron storage ring at the heart of the APS have now been installed, a significant step toward the completion of the removal and installation phase of the project that began in April 2023.
HPCAT, the High-Pressure Collaborative Access Team, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS), recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary, commemorated during a workshop.
Alexander Zholents, a senior physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and distinguished fellow in the Accelerator Systems division is one of the recipients of this year’s Dieter Möhl Award.
As the APS procurement manager, Kizer and her team work with vendors to purchase the pieces that will make the APS’ X-ray beams shine 500 times brighter following the upgrade.
As the radiological user facilities manager, Beth Heyeck and her team will be the main points of contact for safety measures as the upgraded APS starts its new life.
Work on the beamlines for the APS Upgrade is ramping up. One of the most visible recent projects has been the assembly of the Grand Tube at beamline 9-ID, which this video depicts. The Grand Tube is a 70-foot-long enclosure that will allow scientists to image extremely small materials in three dimensions.
Eric Rod, Jesse Smith, Maddury Somayazulu, Jonathan Lang, John Quintana, and Nenad Velisavljevic were recognized for their contributions to nuclear security.
Dennis M. Mills, deputy associate laboratory director (DALD) for science and deputy director of the APS, will retire Nov. 6, 2023.
Scientists at Argonne are helping to repurpose magnets swapped out from the Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) for use in a new machine being built in New York by two of Argonne’s sister DOE laboratories, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab).
Argonne will create and operate a suite of specialized capabilities that may help understand the effects of the changing climate on the air, water, soil and bioeconomy.
Two Photon Sciences (PSC) employees, Fanny Rodolakis, physicist, and Becky Sikes, lead foreign visit and assignment administrator for the APS user program office, have been recognized for their leadership of the PSC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Council.
Register for the APS Upgrade session at the Canadian Light Source users meeting. The Advanced Photon Source (APS) upgrade is well underway, and the facility will return to operation in 2024 with enhanced capabilities. Through the CLS@APS Partner User Program, Canadian users can access the APS beamlines. Thus the Canadian Light Source (CLS) will host a virtual session on the science potential of the upgraded APS on Thursday, Oct. 26 as part of the CLS Users Meeting
John Quintana has been selected by the interview committee to be Argonne’s Photon Sciences (PSC) directorate deputy associate laboratory director (DALD) for operations effective August 14, 2023.
The Advanced Photon Source (APS) upgrade project is in full swing. When it’s complete, the entire electron storage ring at the heart of the facility will be replaced with a state-of-the-art machine. The new storage ring will be made up of 1,321 powerful electromagnets assembled into 200 modules, each weighing more than 20 tons.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a job opportunity for a Physical Scientist GS-1301-14/15 position to serve as a Program Manager for Scientific User Facilities (SUF) under the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Program in the Office of Science (SC) located in Germantown, Maryland. 
Just a few weeks after completing the removal of the original electron storage ring from the Advanced Photon Source (APS) facility, crews have begun moving in the first modules of the upgraded magnet lattice. This new storage ring, installed as part of the APS Upgrade Project, will result in X-ray beams that are up to 500 times brighter than those generated by the original APS.
A self-described ​“scientist who knows how to build things,” Winarski bridges worlds on a daily basis in his role with the upgrade project.