Nuclear energy

Our Man at Fukushima — Argonne’s Role in Radiation Monitoring
Following a magnitude 9 earthquake and 14-meter tsunami on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan suffered a major loss-of-coolant accident and large quantities of radioactive materials were released to the environment. Within 3 days of the earthquake, the White House directed the Department of Energy to deploy a team to Japan to provide radiological monitoring support to the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Government of Japan.
Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.

Crowdsource: How do we tackle climate change?June 1, 2014

"Crowdsource" asks scientists from varying fields to offer their unique perspectives on a universal problem. Today's question: How do we start tackling climate change?

Warheads to PlowsharesJune 1, 2014

There’s a decent chance you’re reading this by lights that are powered by the remains of Soviet-era nuclear weapons.

Radiation Transport Methods and Applications at ORNL
This seminar will give an overview of the Radiation Transport (RT) Group in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The talk will focus on both recent development in Monte Carlo, deterministic, and hybrid Monte Carlo / deterministic methods/codes and on radiation transport applications using these methods.

2014 Outstanding Staff Mentor Award winner announcedMay 16, 2014

Senior Nuclear Engineer and Technical Director Keith Bradley is to be honored with Argonne National Laboratory’s 2014 Outstanding Staff Mentor Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship and is a dedicated advocate for advancing and mentoring colleagues from all positions and career tenures.

Bradley will be presented with the award at the UChicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors’ award ceremony in August 2014. Argonne plans to bestow this award annually.