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The People of Argonne

The Argonne community is diverse, talented and changes the world.

Scientific progress is the product of people in action.

The individuals who work at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory come together for many purposes but with a single shared goal — to make pivotal new discoveries that make Americans better off and more secure. Scientists, engineers, operations staff — we make it happen. We are Argonne, the people behind the science. To learn more about our laboratory’s vibrant and collaborative community, we invite you to visit the new We Are Argonne” webpage.

Argonne’s employees come from the Chicagoland area and from around the world, bringing unique insights into the most important questions facing society, from mitigating climate change to developing advanced batteries to providing new cures for diseases. Visit We Are Argonne” to learn what inspires us and keeps us dedicated to making the world a better place and how the advanced technologies found throughout the laboratory — from one of the world’s brightest X-ray facilities to its blazingly fast supercomputers  — are powered by the sharing of ideas among teammates.

What does it mean to be part of the Argonne team? It means having a thirst for knowledge, an openness to new ideas, a drive to work collaboratively, a commitment to working with integrity and an interest in lifting others up. Because Argonne’s research is so wide-ranging, there are many ways in which people contribute, and many ways in which these contributions shape the future. From discovering therapies for COVID-19 to mentoring the next generation of scientific talent, every member of the Argonne team is working to make science work for humanity.

We see the world a little differently and a little more brightly. We know our efforts are shaping a better tomorrow. We are respectful and inquisitive. We bring our best to tackling the biggest challenges that face America today.

We are Argonne.

Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://​ener​gy​.gov/​s​c​ience.