Spring issue of lab magazine to arrive
The spring 2017 issue of Argonne Now, the laboratory’s semiannual science magazine, should arrive in employee inboxes this week.
The issue’s two cover stories feature two groups at Argonne who do work behind the scenes with fascinating results.
One story, “All-nighters for Science,” goes behind the scenes at the Advanced Photon Source to follow both the users who are running experiments at 3 a.m. and the maintenance mechanics, engineers, control room operators and more who help keep the machine running in tip-top shape around the clock.
The second article, “Into Kazakhstan to Convert a Reactor,” follows engineers from the Nuclear Engineering Division as they travel to Kazakhstan to help convert a 1960s-era nuclear reactor to run on safer fuel.
Other articles include a look at the scientific tools we had 70 years ago when Argonne was born, versus what we have now; four interesting materials being explored at Argonne with fantastic properties; and the “secret life” of Argonne physicist Bob Wiringa, who’s collected more than 2,000 model ships.
“My hope is you read this magazine with a sense of pride in what you and your colleagues help create at Argonne every day,” said Louise Lerner, the magazine’s editor.
Writers from around the lab contributed stories to the issue, with design by Lidia Hernandez and creative direction from Abby Miesen of Argonne’s Creative Services Department. The magazine is also available online.
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