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Argonne National Laboratory

Discovery to Impact

Argonne discoveries that are making a positive impact

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment.

Argonne’s scientific researchers unveil new discoveries and technologies that secure our nation and transform how we generate, distribute and use energy. We do this by tapping our researchers’ expertise in physics, materials and chemistry, math and computer science, life science, nuclear energy, and more. Our researchers eschew barriers and work together every day, regardless of discipline. This is the Argonne difference. 

Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.