May 20, 2013From ScienceBlog: An international collaboration of scientists utilizing the bright x-ray beams from the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has discovered a unique crystalizing behavior at the interface between two immiscible liquids that could aid in sustainable energy development.
May 20, 2013From R&D Magazine online: An international team of scientists using a new x-ray method at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source recorded the internal structure and cell movement inside a living frog embryo in greater detail than ever before.
May 1, 2013The Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source and the APS Users Organization announced that the 2013 Arthur H. Compton Award will be presented jointly to David E. Moncton, John N. Galayda, Michael Borland, and Louis Emery. The award recognizes the recipients' visionary leadership and technical ingenuity in introducing "top-up" operation to the synchrotron radiation community.
March 26, 2013Argonne physicist Michael Borland of the Advanced Photon Source has been awarded the Asian Committee for Future Accelerators ACFA-IPAC ’13 Prize for recent, significant contribution to the field of accelerator science.
March 21, 2013President Obama visited Argonne National Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source on Friday, March 15, 2013.
March 12, 2013Argonne Senior Physicist Robert Von Dreele has been awarded the prestigious Hanawalt Award by the International Centre for Diffraction Data.
February 11, 2013Thanks to new research by an international team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, physicists have developed new methods for controlling magnetic order in a particular class of materials known as "magnetoelectrics." Published on line by Laboratory Equipment from an Argonne press release.
December 19, 2012Argonne Senior Scientist Stephen Southworth has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for "pioneering the development of atomic and molecular spectroscopies with third- and fourth-generation light sources…”
November 19, 2012Senior Scientist Glenn Decker has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor limited to no more than one-half of one percent of the society’s membership of more than 50,000.
October 15, 2012The Illinois Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Argonne National Laboratory, hosted a crossroads event Wednesday, bridging the art and science of understanding Picasso.
October 15, 2012Thanks in part to research performed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Americans Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz for their work on G-protein-coupled receptors.
October 1, 2012The Advanced Photon Source was a popular tour stop for the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase that took place on Saturday, September 15.
October 1, 2012In the most recent addition to the family of Advanced Photon Source beamlines, the Dynamic Compression Sector has formalized its ties with the APS in a Memorandum of Understanding signed on September 6.
September 25, 2012The Argonne National Laboratory video entitled “Acoustic levitation” that shows Advanced Photon Source physicist Chris Benmore demonstrating “a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals” is a Web sensation.
September 11, 2012The summer 2012 issue of Argonne Now carries a story entitled “Inside the Advanced Photon Source.”
July 19, 2012Brian Stephenson, Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory and Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source has been named one of five Argonne Distinguished Fellows for 2012.
June 18, 2012Seeking to solve some of today’s greatest global problems, scientists using x-ray light source facilities at national research laboratories in the United States and Canada are sharing more expertise.
May 16, 2012Volker Rose, assistant physicist with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory is one of four Argonne researchers to receive 2012 Early Career Research Program awards, granted by the Department of Energy to exceptional researchers beginning their careers.
May 8, 2012Paging Peter Parker: Scientists have taken another step closer to producing viable artificial spider silk by zooming-in on the nanoscopic structure of the natural, spider-made stuff, using the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
May 4, 2012The Advanced Photon Source Users Organization has named Damian C. Ekiert as the winner of the 2012 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. The prize recognizes Ekiert’s work on broadly neutralizing antibodies, which holds promise for structure-based design of a universal vaccine for influenza. The award is to be presented at the APS Users Meeting on May 7, 2012.
March 9, 2012Research at the Advanced Photon Source that is helping us understand dinosaur tissue was spotlighted on Clever Apes, the “Science Experiment” hosted by Gabriel Spitzer on Chicago’s WBEZ-FM 91.5 public radio station.
February 23, 2012X-ray beams and their many useful properties bring thousands of scientists each year to synchrotron light source facilities such as the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory to carry out world-class experiments. So there were many smiling faces around the APS when the recently completed user-beam run 2011-3 set a new APS record for machine availability and reliability.
February 23, 2012Rod Gerig was selected chair of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School at the board’s annual meeting. Gerig is Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory, and is also the director of the Argonne Accelerator Institute.
February 21, 2012Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric Isaacs has appointed George Srajer to the position of Project Director for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade project, and Deputy Associate Laboratory Director of Facility Development for Photon Sciences.
February 21, 2012Esen Ercan Alp, Senior Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory Advanced Photon Source, has been elected to Vice-Chair and the 4-Year Chair Line term of the American Physical Society Forum on International Physics.
February 16, 2012Brian Toby of the Argonne X-ray Science Division has been named chair of the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography by the National Academy of Sciences for a three-year term effective January 1, 2012.
January 9, 2012Linda Young, Director of the X-ray Science Division in Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source; Elliot Kanter, of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Group in the X-ray Science Division; and their colleagues used the Linac Coherent Light Source at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to achieve a feat of electron terpsichore.
November 30, 2011Prof. 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.
December 2, 2011Efim 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.”
December 1, 2011“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.
October 21, 2011Karena 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.
September 15, 2011On Thursday, September 15, 2011, William Brinkman, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science gave his approval for Critical Decision 1 for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade project.
September 15, 2011Argonne National Laboratory broke ground on August 30, 2011, for the $34.5 million Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility, located adjacent to the Advanced Photon Source, that will play a critical role in the development of important medical therapeutics.
September 7, 2011Argonne National Laboratory Director Eric D. Isaacs announced today that Brian Stephenson has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Photon Sciences, effective September 1, 2011. The directorate comprises three research and support divisions centered on Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source.
August 22, 2011Research at three U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratories, including the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, has enabled the discovery of a groundbreaking new drug treatment for malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
August 11, 2011A 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.
August 8, 2011If I say “ring” you might first think of Frodo. Or maybe Wagner if you’re an opera lover. But you’ll find neither Hobbits nor Valkyries at the … Argonne National Laboratory just outside Chicago. Art Institute [of Chicago] conservation scientists visited the [Advanced Photon Source] on a mission to bring Picasso to the ring.
July 14, 2011Argonne Distinguished Fellow and X-ray Science Division Director Linda Young has been elected vice chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society.
July 11, 2011Keith Moffat (the University of Chicago and the BioCARS facility at the Advanced Photon Source) has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Patterson Award from the American Crystallographic Association.
June 14, 2011Argonne’s Paul Fenter has been named the next recipient of the American Crystallographic Association’s Bertram E. Warren Award, which recognizes contributions to the physics of solids through the use of diffraction-based techniques.
April 21, 2011The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne and the APS Users Organization 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.
April 21, 2011Lahsen Assoufid has been elected a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Assoufid, who is Section Leader for Mirror Multilayer and Metrology in the X-ray Science Division’s Optics and Detectors Group at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory was acknowledged for his achievements in metrology and x-ray optics.