Particle physics

Used MRI magnets get a second chance at life in high-energy physics experimentsMay 21, 2015

Researchers at Argonne recently acquired two decommissioned magnets from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners from hospitals in Minnesota and California that will find a new home as proving grounds for instruments used in high-energy and nuclear physics experiments.

Physicist Peter Winter wins Department of Energy Early Career AwardMay 19, 2015

High-energy physicist Peter Winter has received a DOE Early Career Award, a prestigious five-year research grant totaling $2.5 million.

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.

Collaboration between varied organizations develops larger, more precise photodetectors for the market November 5, 2013

Scientific particle detectors, medical imaging devices and cargo scanners with higher resolutions and cheaper price tags could become a reality, thanks to a three-way collaboration between industry, universities and U.S. national laboratories.

Argonne research helps pave way for physics Nobel October 8, 2013

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to theoretical physicists François Englert and Peter Higgs for their theory of an elementary particle now known as the Higgs boson, which scientists believe is responsible for giving mass to other elementary particles.

Award-winning technology provides a breakthrough in particle physicsAugust 3, 2012

High-energy physics, it turns out, is a lot like life – it’s all about the timing.