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The Transformation of Argonne: Big Machines for Huge Scientific Advances

OutLoud Lecture Series

Argonne National Laboratory’s upgraded Advanced Photon Source and Aurora exascale supercomputer will transform how we do science. Combined, they will empower our researchers to make groundbreaking discoveries at unprecedented speeds. No other laboratory has a comparable dynamic duo, each boosting the power of the other. These upgraded user facilities will be key to accelerating the discoveries that drive U.S. prosperity and security.

But how do researchers envision the future of science? How will new technology help us answer some of humanity’s most pressing questions?

In this Argonne OutLoud lecture, we’ll take you on a journey from the cosmic scale to the micro scale. You’ll meet researchers who are using some of the most advanced scientific tools ever created to explore everything from the birth of our solar system, to the complexities of the human brain, to next-generation energy that will power our world.

These big, complex problems require the use of the world’s most powerful light source and the world’s fastest supercomputer.

Agenda (all times Central)

6:30 p.m.     Doors open and in-person attendees have opportunity to view Aurora,
         Argonne’s newest supercomputer
7 p.m.          OutLoud presentation begins
7:45 p.m.    Q&A with scientists

This is a hybrid event. You can attend either in person or virtually. 

  • Each in-person attendees is required to register and will be issued a visitor gate pass upon arrival. Attendees 16 years of age or older must present a valid form of photo identification. Failure to provide valid credentials or photo identification will result in denial of access. See this list of acceptable identification and additional site entry requirements.
    Note: Attendees of this public OutLoud event are exempt from the Real ID requirement
  • If you plan to attend in person and are not a U.S. citizen, an Argonne staff member will contact you via email to complete your event registration.
  • Once the limit for in-person attendees has been reached, you are still welcome to attend the event virtually.