Argonne National Laboratory

About Us

Since its inception in 1946, Argonne National Laboratory has been a bastion of dynamic, cutting-edge physical science research. From creating novel nanomaterials to illuminating cosmology, Argonne is at the forefront of fundamental and applied scientific knowledge as it helps to realize the promise of a sustainable energy future.

The pipeline of discovery and innovation that produces the devices and technologies we rely on in our everyday lives begins with the basic research here at the laboratory. Our work in fundamental and applied physics, chemistry, and materials science provides a foundation for unparalleled collaborations with other laboratories, universities, and industry partners to forge game-changing technologies and breakthroughs, particularly in the energy sector.

Our visionary science is driven by both a passionate curiosity and a realization that our discoveries are essential to our national and economic security and the health of our environment.