Science Highlights

Assembly of high gradient SC cavities and SC solenoids in the clean room.

Advances in High Power Compact Accelerators

Argonne superconducting radiofrequency technology boosts a variety of applications. Read More »

A toroid SMES system consisting of a number of high field coils made with the High Temperature Superconductors (HTS).

Massive Energy Storage in Superconductors (SMES)

Novel high temperature superconductor magnet technology charts new territory. Read More »

10-m South Pole Telescope at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott Research Station.

Patterns in the Cosmos Trace Evolution of the Universe

Detection of subtle polarization patterns in the Cosmic Microwave Background opens a new window on fundamental physics and cosmology. Read More »

The inside of the University of Texas, Austin, vacuum chamber where electrons were accelerated to 2 GeV.

Two GeV Electrons Achieved by Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Scientists at University of Texas, Austin, accelerate electrons to 2 GeV in table top apparatus. Read More »

Jefferson Lab's K20 supercomputer.

Supercomputing on a Budget

The optimization of commercial hardware and specialized software enables cost-effective supercomputing. Read More »

Daya Bay

The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Sees Evidence that Electron Neutrinos Turn into Muon Neutrinos

Surprisingly large effect greatly increases the probability that new neutrino experiments will be able to see the differences between matter and antimatter. Read More »

Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

How Accelerator Physicists Save Time

A boosted frame of reference boosts the speed of calculations. Read More »

Bottomonium Mass Spectrum

The Higgs: Not the Only Boson in Town

Another boson has been found at the LHC that could help refine our understanding of the strong force. Read More »

Components for a large-area photodetector using glass spacers and enclosure and incorporating the large-area ALD microchannel plates

New Technology Paves Way for Highly Sensitive Photodetectors with Applications in High Energy Physics, Medicine, and National Security

Argonne National Lab wins prestigious 2012 R&D 100 award for development of Large Area Microchannel Plate Detectors Read More »

Saul Perlmutter pictured with a view of the supernova 1987a in the background

LBNL Scientist Shares 2011 Physics Nobel Prize

Astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter wins Nobel “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae.” Read More »

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