October 9, 2014The 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Energy & Fuels Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Randy Winans of the Argonne X-ray Science Division in the Advanced Photon Source at the annual dinner in August 2014.
October 7, 2014An x-ray crystal structure solved by Philip Coppens, a founding member of ChemMatCARS at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 molecular structures ever solved.
September 24, 2014Professor 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.
September 15, 2014Michael 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.
January 7, 2014Kwang-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,
December 18, 2013Katherine 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."
December 9, 2013Peter Chupas of the Advanced Photon Source has been named one of the Chicago “40 Under 40: 2013” by Crain’s Chicago Business.
October 22, 2013The 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.
October 22, 2013The inaugural Award for Excellence in Beamline Science at the Advanced Photon Source was presented to Argonne Physicist Jan Ilavsky of the Advanced Photon Source.
October 22, 2013Ali Khounsary of the APS Engineering Support Division has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.
July 24, 2013A 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.
July 24, 2013Linda 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.
June 12, 2013From 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.
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 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 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, 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 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 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.
October 1, 2012The Advanced Photon Source was a popular tour stop for the 2012 Argonne Energy Showcase that took place on Saturday, September 15.
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, 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 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 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 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 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.