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Argonne National Laboratory Tour 2017

Argonne National Laboratory Tour 2017
The Advanced Photon Source facility at Argonne National Laboratory

On Monday, July 17th, 2017 several of the Undergraduate Research Fellows had the chance to visit the Argonne National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center.  They received a tour of the Advanced Photon Source, which “provides ultra-bright, high-energy storage ring-generated x-ray beams for research in almost all scientific disciplines”. 

Students gathered in the viewing area above the Advanced Photon Source facility floor
Learning how research is conducted using x-ray beams
Christine E. Carrier


Students were also able to meet some of the students working in the Physics Division and learn about their research projects.  The Physics Division’s programs include “operation of ATLAS as a national user facility, nuclear structure and reaction research, nuclear theory, medium energy nuclear research and accelerator research and development. The mission of Nuclear Physics is to understand the origin, evolution and structure of baryonic matter in the universe – the matter that makes up stars, planets and human life itself”.   

Students gather around a research poster to learn about physics
Dr. Silvia Alvarez Clare talks about the research she has done at Argonne National Laboratory
Christine E. Carrier


We thank the staff at Argonne National Laboratory for allowing us to visit this fascinating research center!