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Accelerator physicists Manoel Conde, Zikri Yusof, Richard Konecny and Felipe Franchini stand by the copper-based Argonne Wakefield Accelerator.  The wakefield group recently broke the 100 MV/m benchmark for the strength of accelerating gradients by substituting an insulating dielectric for copper.
Argonne physicists create landmark accelerator gradient

ARGONNE, Ill. — The Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA) Group at the U.S.

September 14, 2007
Six Argonne scientists elected American Physical Society fellows

The American Physical Society has recently announced new fellows for 2007, and six Argonne scientists have been elected.

January 22, 2008
Last large piece of ATLAS detector lowered underground

Today, researchers in the U.S. ATLAS collaboration joined colleagues around the world to celebrate a pivotal landmark in the construction of the Large Hadron Collider – the lowering of the final piece of the ATLAS particle detector into the underground collision hall at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

February 28, 2008
Tom LeCompte of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been tapped to be the physics coordinator for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Argonne scientist to become ATLAS physics coordinator for CERN

LeCompte to oversee programs for collider detector

July 17, 2008
'60 Minutes' segment to feature high-energy physicists Sunday

ARGONNE, Ill.

September 25, 2008
Particle physics researchers from Argonne have been intimately involved with the effort to find the Higgs.
Argonne’s role in the search for the Higgs boson

The search for the Higgs boson – the elusive particle that could explain why various subatomic particles have mass – has reached a new stage, and scientists from around the world are gathering at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, July 4, for a potentially momentous announcement.

June 29, 2012
Simulated decay of a Higgs boson particle.

Image courtesy of CERN.
Hints of Higgs: Argonne scientists make significant contributions to search for elusive particle

Particle physics researchers from Argonne have been intimately involved with the effort to find the Higgs boson – the elusive particle that could explain why various subatomic particles have mass.

July 4, 2012
Argonne low-energy physicist Peter Mueller and particle physicist Mayly Sanchez were selected by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for their contributions to meeting America’s scientific and technological missions and the country’s economic, energy, health and security needs.
Two Argonne physicists win Presidential Early Career Awards

Argonne low-energy physicist Peter Mueller and particle physicist Mayly Sanchez were selected by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for their contributions to meeting America’s scientific and technological missions and the country’s economic, energy, health and security needs.

July 23, 2012
Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the center of the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, which lies about 17,000 light years from Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.
Dark energy camera to probe universe’s biggest mysteries

Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. On Sept. 12, that ancient starlight found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, captured and recorded it for the first time.

September 17, 2012
Accelerator scientist John Noonan led the development of a superconducting cage-like radio-frequency cavity and a dual electron linear accelerator in an energy-recovery configuration that has the potential to revitalize domestic production of technetium-99m, potentially create thousands of new jobs and save more lives by having this isotope readily available.
Scientists develop affordable way to generate medical isotopes

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a safe and affordable way to ensure a reliable U.S. supply of certain medical isotopes. Although the invention is at a conceptual stage, it has the potential to provide critical medical diagnostic material for small regional hospitals.

October 15, 2012