We are thrilled to offer an exclusive tour of Argonne National Laboratory on Thursday, August 17th from 9:00am – 12:00pm + Lunch. (9-1pm total). Argonne is renowned for its cutting-edge scientific research and innovations in various fields, including nuclear energy, materials science, environmental science, and high-performance computing.
The tour will last 3 hours and include stops at the Nuclear Energy Exhibit Hall, the Advanced Photon Source and the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System.
Please note, security is of the highest importance at Argonne, and please review the detailed instructions attached to this invite for the process and requirements for entering the facility.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Nuclear Energy Exhibit Hall
The Nuclear Energy Exhibition Hall showcases Argonne's rich heritage in the development of nuclear reactors and its current role in the development of next-generation reactors and fuel cycle...
The Nuclear Energy Exhibition Hall showcases Argonne's rich heritage in the development of nuclear reactors and its current role in the development of next-generation reactors and fuel cycle technologies. Argonne has over 70 years of leadership in nuclear science and technology, tracing its birth to Enrico Fermi’s work in the Manhattan Project. Argonne pioneered the development of peaceful uses of nuclear technology, including those used in major nuclear power plants throughout the world. The Laboratory continues to advance the design and operation of nuclear energy systems and is applying its nuclear energy-related expertise to current and emerging programs of national and international significance. Visitors will learn about the development of nuclear power generation, from the Manhattan Project to Argonne’s physics and engineering experiments and analyses, that paved the way for naval reactors and today’s commercial nuclear power reactors; and then on to the advanced reactor systems and other nuclear technologies that are the focus of modern-day research and development at Argonne and around the world
The Advanced Photon Source: Lighting the Way to New Discoveries
The Advanced Photon Source (APS), a DOE user facility, provides ultrabright X-rays that researchers use to obtain images of structures and dynamics inside many types of materials, chemical s...
The Advanced Photon Source (APS), a DOE user facility, provides ultrabright X-rays that researchers use to obtain images of structures and dynamics inside many types of materials, chemical systems and biological systems. More than 5,500 scientists use the APS in a typical year to spur pivotal discoveries across almost the entire spectrum of science and technology, from clean energy and biology to geology and engineering. The APS has paused operations to undergo a comprehensive upgrade that will increase the brightness of the APS X-ray beams by up to 500 times and keep the facility at the forefront of global light sources for decades to come. Once the APS Upgrade project is complete, the facility will allow researchers to probe materials faster and at higher resolutions, opening up new frontiers for both science and industry. Currently scheduled to come back online in 2024, the upgraded APS, combined with the power of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) Aurora exascale supercomputer, will accelerate discoveries across the scientific spectrum.
ATLAS – The Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) is the world's first ion acceleratorusing superconducting devices for the energy gain. It is capable of accelerating ions of all e...
ATLAS – The Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) is the world's first ion accelerator using superconducting devices for the energy gain. It is capable of accelerating ions of all elements, both stable and radioactive, from hydrogen to uranium for research into the properties of the nucleus, the core of matter, the fuel of stars.