Argonne hosts See Yourself in STEAM event for students from groups underrepresented in STEM

Students from groups underrepresented in STEM discover world-class science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics at Argonne through See Yourself in STEAM event.

Media Tip: Argonne tool helps map out where to develop clean energy infrastructure

The Geospatial Energy Mapper (GEM) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is an interactive online mapping tool with an extensive catalog of mapping data for energy planning.

Media Tip: First of its kind dataset shows future flooding risk at neighborhood level

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory used supercomputing resources to develop a new dataset for estimating increased flood risk from climate change during the mid-21st century.

Can a roof’s material cool the outside air and lower energy demand?

To help understand how climate is affecting urban communities, researchers at Argonne examined different types of roofing materials and their impact on near-surface temperature and cooling energy demand through regional modeling in the Chicago area.

Urban climate research project helps shape minority students’ science identity

An Urban Integrated Field Laboratory led by Argonne is focusing on creating a diverse next generation workforce and involving students in tackling future urban climate challenges.

High school students working with Argonne and Fermilab qualify for the NAACP Olympics

Under mentorship from Argonne and Fermilab experts, six high school students went on to participate in the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics in Boston in July.

Three Argonne scientists receive 2023 DOE Early Career Awards

Argonne researchers received three DOE Early Career Awards, which will help early-career researchers establish themselves as experts in their fields.

Argonne researchers receive funding to build research capacity at historically underrepresented institutions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $37 million in funding for 52 projects to 44 institutions which include Argonne projects. The funding will help build research capacity, infrastructure and expertise at institutions historically underrepresented.

Researchers use Argonne X-rays to find the best antibodies

Antibody therapies are only effective if the antibodies do what we want them to do. This research can help scientists determine if an antibody is likely to stick to something other than the intended target, which should lessen the amount of time wasted with overly sticky antibodies.

Argonne scientist Shirley Meng recognized for contributions to battery science

Materials science pioneer Shirley Meng has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Battery Division Research Award by The Electrochemical Society. The recognition honors Meng’s innovative research on interfacial science, which has paved the way for improved battery technologies.

Bright lights, big data: how Argonne is bringing supercomputing and X-rays together for scientific breakthroughs

Argonne’s newest supercomputer, Polaris, is up and running, and scientists using the Advanced Photon Source are already seeing faster data analysis. While the combination is paying dividends now, it points toward an upgraded APS and an even better supercomputer called Aurora.

Projects to fight biological threats receive $5 million in federal funding

To help computer models better mimic reality, Argonne National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories will collaborate on agent-based modeling projects.

Argonne scientist develops new X-ray data reconstruction method

A new software package developed by Argonne will help scientists reconstruct data from X-ray tomography experiments at the Advanced Photon Source up to 30 times faster than current methods.

Three Argonne researchers inducted into AAAS

John Mitchell, Valerie Taylor and Lisa Utschig were selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be inducted as fellows.

Argonne announces 2022 Postdoctoral Performance Awards

Nine postdoctoral appointees were recognized with Postdoctoral Performance Awards.

ComEd report shows how science and supercomputers help utilities adapt to climate change

Shifting climates are causing utility companies to take a closer look at the current and future power needs of their customers. Northern Illinois’ ComEd and Argonne National Laboratory used science to glimpse the future.

4 science advances coming in the exascale era

To celebrate Exascale Day, Argonne highlights some of the projects poised to make scientific breakthroughs on the upcoming Aurora exascale computer. Their research explores the spread of cancer, fusion energy, brain mapping, particle physics and more.

5 big strides from Argonne towards nuclear energy’s future

Nuclear energy is an exciting carbon-free energy source. Recent work at Argonne National Laboratory shows how nuclear energy can improve and why it is such an enticing resource in the fight against climate change.

Scientists use machine learning to accelerate materials discovery

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have recently demonstrated an automated process for identifying and exploring promising new materials by combining machine learning (ML) and high performance computing.

The futuristic South Pole Telescope looks far back in time

Designed to detect the oldest light in the universe, the South Pole Telescope is helping researchers at Argonne and around the world to learn about the beginnings of the universe.

Department of Energy names Argonne researchers to receive Early Career Research Program Awards

The Early Career Research Program Awards are a prestigious funding opportunity for early career researchers. Only 83 researchers have received funding of hundreds of applications, and only 27 of those are national laboratory researchers. Four scientists from Argonne have received funding.

Climate experts share insights in new report from Argonne’s America Resilient Conference

America Resilient proposed key ways to mitigate the degree of likely human suffering, loss of biodiversity, and disruptions to critical societal systems by building resilience and mitigating the effects of climate change in the United States.

Scientists use artificial intelligence to detect gravitational waves

Researchers at Argonne have used artificial intelligence to dramatically reduce the time it takes to process data coming from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.

Argonne demonstrates benefits of restoring native vegetation at solar facilities

Modeling different land use types, Argonne researchers demonstrate that the growth of native grasslands on large solar utility sites can help restore biodiversity, maintain ecosystem services and aid agriculture.

DOE names six Argonne scientists to receive Early Career Research Program awards

Six Argonne scientists receive Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program Awards.

Argonne’s Margaret Butler Fellowship offers opportunity to work on exascale computing applications

Now open for applications, Argonne’s Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science offers an opportunity for one postdoc to work at the forefront of scientific computing at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

Helping companies use high-performance computing to improve U.S. manufacturing

Argonne is helping U.S. companies solve pressing manufacturing challenges through an innovative program that provides access to Argonne’s world-class computing resources and technical expertise.

Argonne’s 2021 Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellows bring new energy, promise to their fields

The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is proud to welcome five new FY21 Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellows to campus, each chosen for their incredible promise in their respective fields.

Virtual Argonne workshop provides guidance on using AI and supercomputing tools for science

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility continues its efforts to build a community of scientists who can employ AI and data-intensive analysis at a scale that requires DOE supercomputers.

The AI-driven initiative that’s hastening the discovery of drugs to treat COVID-19

Ten organizations have created a pipeline of artificial intelligence and simulation tools to narrow the search for drug candidates that can inhibit SARS-CoV-2.

Seventeen from Argonne recognized with Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards

Six groups that included seventeen scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory were recent recipients of the DOE’s 2020 Secretary of Energy’s Honor Awards.

Virtual reality: ALCF’s remote interns tackle real-world computing projects

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s internship program went virtual this year, providing students with an opportunity to work on real-world research projects that address issues at the forefront of scientific computing.

The high-tech evolution of scientific computing: A slight return

To leverage emerging computing capabilities and prepare for future exascale systems, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is expanding its scope beyond traditional simulation-based research to include data science and machine learning approaches.

Automatic database creation for materials discovery: Innovation from frustration

A collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Argonne has developed a unique method of generating automatic databases to support specific fields of science using AI and high-performance computing.

Scientists use reinforcement learning to train quantum algorithm

Scientists are investigating how to equip quantum computers with artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches.

Filling in the blanks: How supercomputing can aid high-resolution X-ray imaging

Scientists are preparing for the increased brightness and resolution of next-generation light sources with a computing technique that reduces the need for human calculations to reconstruct images.

Argonne scientists use artificial intelligence in new way to strengthen power grid resiliency

A new artificial neural network model, created by Argonne scientists, handles both static and dynamic features of a power system with a relatively high degree of accuracy.

Argonne conducts largest-ever simulation of flow inside an internal combustion engine

Groundbreaking simulation provides data that could help manufacturers create greener engines.

Six Argonne researchers receive DOE Early Career Research Program awards

Argonne scientists Michael Bishof, Maria Chan, Marco Govini, Alessandro Lovato, Bogdan Nicolae and Stefan Wild have received funding for their research as part of DOE’s Early Career Research Program.

Argonne’s new menu of data storage software helps scientists realize findings earlier

A research team, led by Argonne, is developing a new data navigation system called Mochi that will provide scientists with a menu of data services they can rapidly combine and customize to suit the particular needs of a specific science domain.

Argonne offers mentorship and resources to students in Department of Energy-sponsored graduate student research

As part of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program, 62 graduate students were chosen to conduct thesis research across the national laboratory complex, including 12 students at Argonne.

U.S. Department of Energy’s INCITE program seeks proposals for 2021

The INCITE program is now seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research projects that require the power and scale of DOE’s leadership-class supercomputers.

IMSA High School Internship advances DUNE project and showcases unexplored potential of physics

Argonne National Laboratory’s Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) High School Internship Program has this year’s exceptionally bright high school students working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)’s world-changing research.

Argonne’s researchers and facilities playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19

Argonne scientists are working around the clock to analyze the virus to find new treatments and cures, predict how it will propagate through the population, and make sure that our supply chains remain intact.

Teamwork Triumphs at 2020 Illinois Regional Middle School Science Bowl

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Educational Programs and Outreach hosted the 2020 Illinois Regional Science Bowl Competition, where 15 different schools competed in trivia across a wide range of STEM topics.