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