In this issue, we introduce you to five women recently chosen to lead the laboratory’s Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemical Sciences and Engineering, and Nuclear and Waste Management divisions. They are driving discoveries in next-generation materials and energy, unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos, advancing artificial intelligence, and supporting safe and compliant research.
Exceptional research also demands world-class facilities. Learn how an upgrade to Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) will revolutionize knowledge of materials’ structures and propel progress in science, medicine, and technology. We also tell you about our laboratory’s role in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is the future home of Aurora, an exascale system being developed by Intel in partnership with Cray for deployment by 2021. Argonne scientists are developing applications, systems, software, and hardware to take advantage of tremendous new computing power and overcome grand challenges in energy, materials, climate, medicine, and more.