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This interior view of the MiniBooNE detector tank shows the array of photodetectors used to pick up the light particles that are created when a neutrino interacts with a nucleus inside the tank. (Image by Fermilab / Reidar Hahn.)
Blast from the past

Scientists recently reexamined data from the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab taken between 2009 and 2011, and they found the first direct evidence of mono-energetic neutrinos, or neutrinos with definite energy, that are energetic enough to produce a muon.

June 5, 2018
Visualization of an event from the tt̄H(yy) analysis. The event contains two photon candidates displayed as green towers in the electromagnetic calorimeter, and six jets (b-jet) shown as yellow (blue) cones. (Image courtesy of ATLAS Collaboration/CERN.)
ATLAS observes direct interaction of Higgs boson with top quark

The ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has announced the observation of Higgs bosons produced together with a top-quark pair. Observing this extremely rare process is a significant milestone for the field of High-Energy Physics.

June 4, 2018
Simulation of turbulence inside an internal combustion engine, rendered using the advanced supercomputing resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, an Office of Science User Facility. The ability to create such complex simulations helps researchers solve some of the world’s largest, most complex problems. (Image by George Giannakopoulos.)
Co-design centers to help make next-generation exascale computing a reality

As collaborators in four co-design centers created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), researchers at Argonne are helping to overcome some of the complex challenges in developing exascale supercomputers.

January 27, 2017
This image shows the distribution of clumps of matter in the full "Outer Rim" simulation, one of the world's largest simulations of the cosmos. Outer Rim was carried out on the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Mira supercomputer. (Credit: Visualization by Silvio Rizzi and Joe Insley, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF); simulation by the HACC team.)
Two Argonne-led projects among $39.8 million in first-round Exascale Computing Project awards

The Exascale Computing Project today announced its first round of funding with the selection of application development proposals, including three Argonne-led projects.

September 7, 2016
Harry Weerts has been named the associate laboratory director for Argonne's Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate. (Click image to view larger.)
Weerts to lead Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate

Hendrik (Harry) Joseph Weerts has been named the associate laboratory director for the Physical Sciences and Engineering directorate at Argonne National Laboratory.

August 10, 2015
By cross-correlating a galaxy distribution map and a mass map derived from weak gravitational lensing, a team of researchers that included Argonne National Laboratory’s Vinu Vikraman showed how the galaxy distribution traces that of the dark matter. (Click image to view larger.)
Mass map shines light on dark matter

Dark matter may find it tougher to hide in our universe.

July 9, 2015
Argonne high-energy physicist Peter Winter, who recently won a DOE Early Career Award, is reusing old MRI magnets, like the one seen above, to benchmark instrumentation for new high-energy physics experiments. Photo by Mark Lopez; click to view larger.
Used MRI magnets get a second chance at life in high-energy physics experiments

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.

May 21, 2015
Argonne physicist Peter Winter, above, has received a DOE Early Career Award, a prestigious five-year research grant totaling $2.5 million. (Click image to view larger.)
Physicist Peter Winter wins Department of Energy Early Career Award

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

May 19, 2015
Scientists from Argonne created the world’s thinnest flexible, transparent thin-film transistor, which could one day be useful in making a truly flexible display screen for TVs or phones. From left: Andreas Roelofs, Anirudha Sumant, and Richard Gulotty; in foreground, Saptarshi Das. Photo by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory. Click to enlarge.
Flexible, transparent thin film transistors raise hopes for flexible screens

The electronics world has been dreaming for half a century of the day you can roll a TV up in a tube. But scientists got one step closer last month when researchers at Argonne reported the creation of the world’s thinnest flexible, see-through 2-D thin film transistors.

May 23, 2014
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the theory of the Higgs boson, for which evidence was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland last year. Above: Argonne was involved in building part of the LHC called the ATLAS calorimeter, a device to measure the energies of particles produced when protons collide in the center of the detector. Photo by CERN.
Argonne research helps pave way for physics Nobel

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.

October 8, 2013