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Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the laboratory.

ABOUT ARGONNE
Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the laboratory.

ABOUT ARGONNE
Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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    Argonne Voices - Unraveling the Cosmos: The South Pole Telescope

    Argonne Voices - Unraveling the Cosmos: The South Pole Telescope

    Physicists Lindsey Bleem and Clarence Chang have gone where few have ever gone: The South Pole. Why? Because it’s the home of the massive and powerful South Pole Telescope, which uses detectors developed and manufactured at Argonne. With this telescope, Lindsey and Clarence study the origin of our universe by observing something called the cosmic microwave background. Learn more about their research and hear surprising facts about the South Pole.

    Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the Laboratory.

    Argonne Voices - Climate Change: Modeling for Resilience

    Argonne Voices - Climate Change: Modeling for Resilience

    Valerie Taylor and Cristina Negri are both division directors at Argonne—Mathematics and Computer Science for Valerie; Environmental Science for Cristina.

    Their respective fields of expertise converge at the intersection of computing and climate change. With supercomputers and artificial intelligence, Valerie's mathematicians help Cristina's environmental scientists build climate change models that allow communities to respond faster and adapt smarter. At the same time, Valerie and Cristina’s teams also join forces to pursue environmental justice for all. Here’s part of their climate conversation.

    Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the Laboratory.

    Argonne Voices - Bringing Discoveries to Light: The Advanced Photon Source

    Argonne Voices - Bringing Discoveries to Light: The Advanced Photon Source

    After 25 years in operation, Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source—or the APS—is undergoing a massive upgrade that will make its ultrabright X-ray light even brighter and enable scientific innovations we cannot yet imagine. Here’s a conversation between two of the brains behind the original APS: Glenn Decker, the Associate Project Manager of the APS Upgrade, and John Galayda, who guided construction of the original APS in the mid-90s.

    Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the Laboratory.

    Argonne Voices - Embracing the Spectrum: Inclusivity at Work

    Argonne Voices - Embracing the Spectrum: Inclusivity at Work

    Carissa Holohan and Pete Friedman can tell you all about supercomputers and enterprise architecture. But they’re just as passionate about making sure Argonne is a place where everyone feels like they belong.

    Listen to Carissa and Pete, co-chairs of Spectrum – the lab’s organization for LGBTQIA+ employees and their allies – as they tell their personal stories and reflect on diversity and inclusion at Argonne.

    Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the Laboratory.

    Argonne Voices - Fundamental Excitement: The Search for the Higgs Boson

    Argonne Voices - Fundamental Excitement: The Search for the Higgs Boson

    2012 was a big year in the world of physics. At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, scientists finally discovered what they had spent half a century searching for: the Higgs boson.

    The ATLAS experiment, partially built at Argonne, played a crucial role in this achievement. As did Rik Yoshida, director of the lab’s High Energy Physics division. In this conversation, Rik and assistant physicist Walter Hopkins reminisce about this major achievement, and they answer two big questions: What is the Higgs particle? And why does it matter?

    Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the Laboratory.

    Argonne Voices - Lessons in Leadership: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

    Argonne Voices - Lessons in Leadership: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

    This fall, the first Walter Massey Fellow will walk through Argonne National Laboratory doors. The fellowship’s namesake, Dr. Walter E. Massey, became the lab’s first African American director in the early 1980s.

    In this Argonne Voices episode, Massey speaks with the current director, Paul Kearns, about leadership, building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and a lesson involving cheesecake.

    Argonne Voices is an oral history project recording the stories behind decades of world-changing science at the Laboratory.

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