APS News

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.
Argonne Breaks Ground on $34.5M MX Research Facility

Argonne Breaks Ground on $34.5M MX Research Facility

September 15, 2011

Argonne 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.
Stephenson Appointed ALD for Photon Sciences

Stephenson Appointed ALD for Photon Sciences

September 7, 2011

Argonne 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.
APS, Other DOE Labs Help Develop New Cancer Fighting Drug

APS, Other DOE Labs Help Develop New Cancer Fighting Drug

August 22, 2011

Research 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.
Paper on Fast Pharmaceuticals by APS Authors Featured in New Journal

Paper on Fast Pharmaceuticals by APS Authors Featured in New Journal

August 11, 2011

A 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.
Art Scene Investigation: Picasso goes Nanotech

Art Scene Investigation: Picasso goes Nanotech

August 8, 2011

If 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.
Linda Young of APS Elected Vice Chair of DAMOP

Linda Young of APS Elected Vice Chair of DAMOP

July 14, 2011

Argonne 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.
Moffat of BioCARS and U. of C. Receives 2011 ACA Patterson Award

Moffat of BioCARS and U. of C. Receives 2011 ACA Patterson Award

July 11, 2011

Keith 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.
Argonne’s Fenter Wins Warren Award for X-ray Diffraction Studies

Argonne’s Fenter Wins Warren Award for X-ray Diffraction Studies

June 14, 2011

Argonne’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.
2011 Arthur H. Compton Award Announced by APSUO

2011 Arthur H. Compton Award Announced by APSUO

April 21, 2011

The 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.
Lahsen Assoufid Elected a Fellow of SPIE

Lahsen Assoufid Elected a Fellow of SPIE

April 21, 2011

Lahsen 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.
X-Ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications

X-Ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications

April 13, 2011

A special issue of the journal X-Ray Optics and Instrumentation on “X-ray Focusing: Techniques and Applications” has been published and is available online in an open-source archival format for download.
Linda Young of the APS “On the Record at the APS March Meeting”

Linda Young of the APS “On the Record at the APS March Meeting”

April 4, 2011

Linda Young (X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory) discusses x-ray lasers in a video report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science March Meeting featuring “some of the movers and shakers shaping the collective conversation...”
John “Jack” Carpenter of AES Named a Fellow of AAAS

John “Jack” Carpenter of AES Named a Fellow of AAAS

January 18, 2011

John M. Carpenter of the APS Engineering Support Division at Argonne National Laboratory has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science "for distinguished service to the materials sciences community by original innovation of pulsed spallation neutron sources and instrumentation for research using neutron scattering facilities."