Fiscal Year 2017
- Budget: $750 million
- Procurement: $270 million
- 3,200 total employees (FTEs)
- 270 postdoctoral scholars
- 569 graduate and undergrad students
- 274 joint faculty
- 8,300 facility users
- 1,107 visiting scientists
- 16 research divisions
- 5 national scientific user facilities
- Many centers, joint institutes, program offices
- Hundreds of research partners
Our STEM Outreach
- Inspired over 29,000 youth and families through our outreach and student competition programs
- Hosted 4,480 middle and high school students at our onsite learning center
Argonne Distinguished Fellows
- Argonne has honored 62 researchers as Argonne Distinguished Fellows, the laboratory’s highest scientific/engineering rank, since 2002.
Emeritus scientists and engineers
- The laboratory has also named 17 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.