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Several innovative steps designed to maximize the efficiency of Argonne's new Blue Gene/P high-performance computer have saved many taxpayer dollars while reducing the laboratory's environmental footprint.
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility makes it easy to be 'green'

Several innovative steps designed to maximize the efficiency of Argonne's new Blue Gene/P high-performance computer have saved many taxpayer dollars while reducing the laboratory's environmental footprint.

December 12, 2008
Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility helps researcher win Sackler Prize

David Baker, University of Washington professor of biochemistry and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute, has been awarded the 2008 Raymond & Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics. Baker conducted his work on the IBM Blue Gene/P at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

December 17, 2008
Argonne's modeling and simulation expertise to explore alternative sustainable sources of energy

Two computational scientists in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory have been awarded a total of 37,500,000 hours of computing time on the Argonne Leadershi

December 18, 2008
Argonne advancing INCITE scientific research projects

Based on their potential for breakthroughs in science and engineering research, 28 projects have been awarded 400 million hours of computing time at Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility through the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program.

December 18, 2008
Robin Santra of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory today received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to recognize his contributions to the advancement of science.
Argonne scientists receive presidential award for advancement of science

Yugang Sun and Robin Santra of Argonne National Laboratory today received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to recognize their contribution to the advancement of science.

December 19, 2008
Argonne scientists Bob Scott (left), Rick Vondrasek and Gary Zinkann inspect the surface ionization source, which provides stable beams to the charge breeder.
Argonne scientists reach milestone in accelerator upgrade project

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have successfully stopped and then reaccelerated a stable ion through a newly constructed charge-breeder, bringing the Californium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade project closer to completion.

January 2, 2009
Orlando Auciello of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Argonne scientist Orlando Auciello named AAAS fellow for contributions in materials science

Orlando Auciello of Argonne National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

January 5, 2009
ENGINEERS – Girls in sixth through eighth grade are invited to participate in Argonne National Laboratory's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day to be held on Thursday, February 19.
Argonne National Laboratory hosts 7th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Girls in sixth through eighth grade are invited to learn about career opportunities in science and engineering during the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

January 6, 2009
Materials engineer Duck Young Chung examines a sample of superconducting crystals before characterizing them in a X-ray diffractometer. The crystals signify the next generation of experiments utilizing neutron scattering to determine unconventional superconductivity.
Argonne scientists prove unconventional superconductivity in new iron arsenide compounds

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory used inelastic neutron scattering to show that superconductivity in a new family of iron arsenide superconductors cannot be explained by conventional theories.

January 9, 2009
Based on any of a variety of different criteria — number of users, publications or deposits in the Protein Data Bank, for example — the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory stands out as the premier hard X-ray research facility in the Western Hemisphere.
Photon science opens new frontiers in materials design, healthcare, imaging and basic science

Basic and applied research that employs photon science opens up new frontiers in materials design, healthcare, imaging and basic science. Based on any of a variety of different criteria — number of users, publications or deposits in the Protein Data Bank, for example — the APS stands out as the premier hard X-ray research facility in the Western Hemisphere.

January 16, 2009