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APS User Mark Hersam of Northwestern University Named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow

APS User Mark Hersam of Northwestern University Named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow

September 24, 2014

Professor Mark C. Hersam, a Northwestern University materials engineer and member of the DuPont-Northwestern-Dow Collaborative Access Team (DND-CAT) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source has been named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.
Michael Borland of the APS Named an Argonne Distinguished Fellow

Michael Borland of the APS Named an Argonne Distinguished Fellow

September 15, 2014

Michael Borland, Associate Division Director of the Argonne Accelerator Systems Division in the Photon Sciences Directorate, is one of four Argonne National Laboratory scientists named as Argonne Distinguished Fellows for 2014, the Laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank.
Kim of ASD Awarded 2014 Wilson Prize for Achievement in Physics of Particle Accelerators

Kim of ASD Awarded 2014 Wilson Prize for Achievement in Physics of Particle Accelerators

January 7, 2014

Kwang-Je Kim of the Advanced Photon Source has been named the recipient of the 2014 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators,
Harkay of ASD Elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society

Harkay of ASD Elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society

December 18, 2013

Katherine Harkay of the Accelerator Systems Division has been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society for “significant contributions to the understanding of the physics of electron cloud effects and the experimental investigation and understanding of collective effects, as well as for playing leading roles in development of photocathodes and superconducting undulator technology."
Chupas of XSD Named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40: 2013”

Chupas of XSD Named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40: 2013”

December 9, 2013

Peter Chupas of the Advanced Photon Source has been named one of the Chicago “40 Under 40: 2013” by Crain’s Chicago Business.
USPAS Achievement in Accelerator Physics Award to Kwang-Je Kim of ASD

USPAS Achievement in Accelerator Physics Award to Kwang-Je Kim of ASD

October 22, 2013

The 2013 U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology has been awarded to Argonne Distinguished Fellow Kwang-Je Kim of the Advanced Photon Source.
APS Award for Excellence in Beamline Science to Jan Ilavsky of XSD

APS Award for Excellence in Beamline Science to Jan Ilavsky of XSD

October 22, 2013

The inaugural Award for Excellence in Beamline Science at the Advanced Photon Source was presented to Argonne Physicist Jan Ilavsky of the Advanced Photon Source.
Khounsary Named Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer

Khounsary Named Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer

October 22, 2013

Ali Khounsary of the APS Engineering Support Division has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.
New Science with the APS Superconducting Undulator

New Science with the APS Superconducting Undulator

July 24, 2013

A diffraction pattern obtained using x-rays from the new Advanced Photon Source superconducting undulator is the cover image of Nature Materials, August 2013, Volume 12.
Young of XSD Named Associate Editor of New Journal “Structural Dynamics”

Young of XSD Named Associate Editor of New Journal “Structural Dynamics”

July 24, 2013

Linda Young, Director of the Argonne X-ray Science Division at the Advanced Photon Source has been appointed an Associate Editor of “Structural Dynamics,” a new journal aimed for the community of scientists working on the development, implementation, and use of new tools for the determination of static and time-evolving structures.
The Daguerreotype and the X-ray: A Deep Look

The Daguerreotype and the X-ray: A Deep Look

From the Chicago Tribune: Argonne, Smithsonian collaboration looks for breakthrough science in earliest photos.
Questions Rise about Seeding For Ocean C02 Sequestration

Questions Rise about Seeding For Ocean C02 Sequestration

June 12, 2013

From Sciencecodex: A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset rising global levels, thanks in large part to research carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Advanced Photon Source.
X-ray Method Shows How Frog Embryos Could Help Thwart Disease

X-ray Method Shows How Frog Embryos Could Help Thwart Disease

May 20, 2013

From 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.
Nanocrystals Grow from Liquid Interface

Nanocrystals Grow from Liquid Interface

May 20, 2013

From 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.
Eleventh Arthur H. Compton Award Announced

Eleventh Arthur H. Compton Award Announced

May 1, 2013

The 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.
Borland Awarded ACFA-IPAC’13 Prize for Accelerator Science

Borland Awarded ACFA-IPAC’13 Prize for Accelerator Science

March 26, 2013

Argonne 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.
President Obama at the Advanced Photon Source

President Obama at the Advanced Photon Source

March 21, 2013

President Obama visited Argonne National Laboratory and the Advanced Photon Source on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Von Dreele Receives Hanawalt Award

Von Dreele Receives Hanawalt Award

March 12, 2013

Argonne Senior Physicist Robert Von Dreele has been awarded the prestigious Hanawalt Award by the International Centre for Diffraction Data.
New Classes of Magnetoelectric Materials Can Advance Computing

New Classes of Magnetoelectric Materials Can Advance Computing

February 11, 2013

Thanks 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.
Stephen Southworth Elected to APS Fellowship

Stephen Southworth Elected to APS Fellowship

December 19, 2012

Argonne 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…”
American Physical Society Honors Decker

American Physical Society Honors Decker

November 19, 2012

Senior 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.
APS Lights the Way to 2012 Chemistry Nobel

APS Lights the Way to 2012 Chemistry Nobel

October 15, 2012

Thanks 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.
APS X-rays Reveal Picasso’s Secret

APS X-rays Reveal Picasso’s Secret

October 15, 2012

The 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.
DCS and APS Sign MOU

DCS and APS Sign MOU

October 1, 2012

In 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.
The APS and the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase

The APS and the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase

October 1, 2012

The Advanced Photon Source was a popular tour stop for the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase that took place on Saturday, September 15.
Argonne Acoustic Levitation Video Goes Viral

Argonne Acoustic Levitation Video Goes Viral

September 25, 2012

The 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.
“Inside the Advanced Photon Source” Inside the latest Argonne Now

“Inside the Advanced Photon Source” Inside the latest Argonne Now

September 11, 2012

The summer 2012 issue of Argonne Now carries a story entitled “Inside the Advanced Photon Source.”
APS Director Stephenson Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

APS Director Stephenson Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

July 19, 2012

Brian 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.
Advanced Photon Source, Canadian Light Source Strengthen Ties, Expand X-ray Technology and Research

Advanced Photon Source, Canadian Light Source Strengthen Ties, Expand X-ray Technology and Research

June 18, 2012

Seeking 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.
Rose of APS and CNM One of Four DOE Early Career Award Winners

Rose of APS and CNM One of Four DOE Early Career Award Winners

May 16, 2012

Volker 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.
Scientists Close-In on Artificial Spider Silk

Scientists Close-In on Artificial Spider Silk

May 8, 2012

Paging 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.
Ekiert Earns 2012 APSUO Franklin Award for Studies of Influenza Virus

Ekiert Earns 2012 APSUO Franklin Award for Studies of Influenza Virus

May 4, 2012

The 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.
Clever Apes on WBEZ: Breaking the Fossil Record

Clever Apes on WBEZ: Breaking the Fossil Record

March 9, 2012

Research 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.
Gerig to Chair Particle Accelerator School Board

Gerig to Chair Particle Accelerator School Board

February 23, 2012

Rod 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.
A Record Run for the APS X-ray Source

A Record Run for the APS X-ray Source

February 23, 2012

X-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.
Alp of XSD Elected to FIP Executive Committee

Alp of XSD Elected to FIP Executive Committee

February 21, 2012

Esen 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.
George Srajer Appointed APS Upgrade Project Director

George Srajer Appointed APS Upgrade Project Director

February 21, 2012

Argonne 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.
Toby of XSD to Chair U.S. National Committee for Crystallography

Toby of XSD to Chair U.S. National Committee for Crystallography

February 16, 2012

Brian 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.
Controlling the Inner Electron Dance

Controlling the Inner Electron Dance

January 9, 2012

Linda 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.
Moffat Appointed Senior Advisor for Life Sciences at the APS

Moffat Appointed Senior Advisor for Life Sciences at the APS

November 30, 2011

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.
Gluskin of ASD Elected to AAAS Fellowship

Gluskin of ASD Elected to AAAS Fellowship

December 2, 2011

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.”
Jacobsen of XSD Elected to American Physical Society Fellowship

Jacobsen of XSD Elected to American Physical Society Fellowship

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.
Chapman of XSD Wins Oxford Cryosystems Poster Prize

Chapman of XSD Wins Oxford Cryosystems Poster Prize

October 21, 2011

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.
Office of Science Approves Critical Decision 1 for APS Upgrade Project

Office of Science Approves Critical Decision 1 for APS Upgrade Project

September 15, 2011

On 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.