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The American Nuclear Society (ANS) presented Nicolas Stauff the 2015 Young Member Excellence Award for his contributions to innovative nuclear developments and collaborative international efforts and his leadership role among young members. He accepted the award on Nov. 9 at the ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo in Washington, D.C. (Click image to enlarge.)
Nuclear engineer Stauff awarded for excellence in research and early-career leadership

Argonne nuclear engineer Nicolas Stauff is the recipient of the American Nuclear Society’s 2015 Young Member Excellence Award.

November 9, 2015
From left to right: Argonne chemists Larry Harding, Al Wagner, and Joe Michael have, combined, more than 100 years of research in combustion science. Click image to view larger.
Three Argonne scientists combine for 100 years of combustion research

Chemists Lawrence Harding, Joe Michael, and Albert Wagner of Argonne National Laboratory have a century of combined experience in combustion chemistry.

October 30, 2015
This series shows the evolution of the universe as simulated by a run called the Q Continuum, performed on the Titan supercomputer and led by Argonne physicist Katrin Heitmann. These images give an impression of the detail in the matter distribution in the simulation. At first the matter is very uniform, but over time gravity acts on the dark matter, which begins to clump more and more, and in the clumps, galaxies form. Image by Heitmann et. al. (Click to view larger.)
Researchers model birth of universe in one of largest cosmological simulations ever run

Researchers are sifting through an avalanche of data produced by one of the largest cosmological simulations ever performed, led by scientists at Argonne.

October 29, 2015
INCREASE members visited Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to network and learn how to submit competitive proposals for their research. (Click image to enlarge.)
Keys to Access: Argonne-INCREASE partnership opens doors to collaboration

Argonne hosted 34 members of the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Education and Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE) group for a two day workshop.

October 27, 2015
In honor of reaching the “future” of Back to the Future Part II, we’re taking a look at the technology its creators predicted for 2015 - including the famous hoverboard, and the scientific research that might get us there someday.
Science Behind the Fiction, Special Edition: Back to the Future Part II [1989]

Science Behind the Fiction critiques the science and engineering portrayed in popular films and literature. In honor of reaching the “future” of Back to the Future Part II, we’re taking a look at the technology its creators predicted for 2015.

October 21, 2015
Elena Timofeeva is a principal chemist at Argonne. Her work focuses on functional nanomaterials and nanofluids.
Argonne scientists receive recognition for clean energy research

Midwest Energy News has named Elena Timofeeva and Leah Guzowski to its inaugural 40 under 40 list.

October 21, 2015
Seventh-grade students from Sawyer Elementary School in Gage Park on the south side of Chicago toured Argonne National Laboratory and conducted hands-on experiments as part of  the 11th annual Hispanic/Latino Educational Outreach Day. (Click on image to enlarge.)
Hispanic and Latino students get an inside look at science at Argonne

Seventh-graders from Chicago's Sawyer School get up close and personal with science at Argonne's 11th annual Hispanic/Latino Educational Outreach Day.

October 19, 2015
George Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, and Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (click on image to enlarge)
JCESR accomplishments halfway through its five-year charter

With JCESR at its halfway point, 2 1/2 years into its five-year charter, this is a good time to step back and look at the big picture: how far we have come, what we have learned and where we are going.

October 13, 2015
A visualizaton of a human interactome, the set of molecular interactions in a cell (Credit: Andrew Garrow) (Click image for larger view.)
Mapping the Protein Universe

Argonne researchers are collaborating with other national laboratory teams to better understand proteins and what they do.

October 8, 2015
Experts met to discuss the challenges of managing urban heat islands, using the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave as a case study. Image by Dustin Phillips (Flickr) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; click to view larger.
Twenty years after ‘95: What climate change means for heat waves, cities and forecasting

Doug Sisterson, a meteorologist at the Argonne National Laboratory, discussed the widespread impacts of climate change at a September 16 forum hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 1, 2015