Fiscal Year 2020
- Budget: $1.2 billion
- Procurement: $505 million
- 3,400 total employees (FTEs)
- 320 postdoctoral scholars
- 475 graduate and undergrad students
- 420 joint faculty
- 6,700 facility users
- 820 visiting scientists
- 16 research divisions
- 5 national scientific user facilities
- Many centers, joint institutes, program offices
- Hundreds of research partners
Our STEM Outreach
- Connected with 5,455 middle and high school students through virtual programming.
Argonne Distinguished Fellows
- Argonne has honored 63 researchers as Argonne Distinguished Fellows, the laboratory’s highest scientific/engineering rank, since 2002.
Emeritus scientists and engineers
- The laboratory has also named 18 Emeritus scientists and engineers since 2006, recognizing their vital scientific achievements.
Enrico Fermi, Argonne’s founding director, won the 1938 Nobel Prize in physics for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons.
Maria Goeppert Mayer shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in physics. While working at Argonne in 1948, she developed the “nuclear shell model” to explain how neutrons and protons within atomic nuclei are structured.
Alexei A. Abrikosov shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics for research on condensed-matter physics and superconductivity.