Argonne National Laboratory

A way to measure very rare nuclei

Developing the next generation of accelerators

Determining the age of groundwater and ice

Looking at physics beyond the Standard Model

Determining the relationships between quarks and gluons

Understanding how stars produced the elements

Looking into the core of atoms


Experimental nuclear physicist Kawtar Hafidi has been named the next director of Physics Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory.


A team of scientists has successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using radiometric krypton dating – a new technique that may allow them to locate and date ice that is more than a million years old.