Science
The best and brightest minds come to Argonne to make scientific discoveries and technological innovations that improve the quality of life throughout the nation and the world.

The best and brightest minds come to Argonne.

We pursue big, ambitious ideas that redefine what is possible. Our pursuit of groundbreaking discoveries pushes the boundaries of fundamental science, applied science, and engineering to solve complex challenges and develop useful technologies that can transform the marketplace and change the world.

Argonne conducts fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels. Through a continual pursuit of excellence and scientific achievement, our broad research agenda and unique scientific facilities support every aspect of the innovation ecology: basic research, technology development, and prototype development and testing.

Argonne's research and development programs are organized into directorates as follows:

The CELS mission is to enable groundbreaking scientific and technical accomplishments in areas of critical importance in the 21st century. CELS integrates research in the life sciences with the environmental sciences and the computing sciences.
EGS seeks to expand the frontiers of science through world-class applied research and development, create the tools that enable scientific and technological breakthroughs, and translate discoveries through engineering to the marketplace.
PS comprises three research and support divisions centered on the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne, which provides the brightest storage ring-generated x-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere to more than 5,000 scientists worldwide.
PSE's mission is to create new materials and chemistries, and advance accelerator physics. It operates and manages two sophisticated user facilities for the Department of Energy's Office of Science: the Center for Nanoscale Materials and the Electron Microscopy Center.