About Paul Kearns
Paul K. Kearns, Interim Laboratory Director, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Nuclear Society and the Society for Conservation Biology. He holds a Ph.D. in health sciences, a master's degree in bionucleonics and a bachelor's in natural resources and environmental sciences, all from Purdue University. He has previously worked at Battelle Global Laboratory Operations and served as president and managing director of Battelle-Italia, Rome, Italy. He was director of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho and acting director of the Office of Energy Management, in Washington, D.C.
The lab has taken some important steps forward since my last message, including drafting our annual lab plan.
Acknowledging such progress is especially important amid the news headlines coming out of Washington about the FY17 and FY18 budgets. Today, Congress passed another weeklong continuing resolution to maintain the current level of funding through May 5, … Read More »
My colleagues, it has been a busy couple of weeks since my last message. I want to give you some updates and share how you all continue to make me proud to lead this lab.
During the last week of March, I traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Acting U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) … Read More »
It saddens me to share the news that an esteemed member of our Argonne community, theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate Alexei Abrikosov, passed away March 29, 2017, at the age of 88.
Dr. Abrikosov … Read More »
President Trump made public his first federal budget blueprint. As is typical in the federal budget process, this initial document does not contain a lot of detail but is instead … Read More »
As part of Argonne’s efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce and foster an inclusive environment, lab leadership has committed to keeping employees aware of where we are on the journey. In the spirit of that commitment, I’m pleased to report that the latest employee demographics are now available online.
The data … Read More »
Thomas Edison is supposed to have said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Here at Argonne we’re no strangers to putting in long hours in the service of our … Read More »
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) New Brunswick Laboratory (NBL), housed in Building 350 on the Argonne site, will undergo reorganization effective March 20, 2016. The changes reflect a decision by DOE’s Office of Science to adopt a new business model that allows NBL to continue its mission to produce, sell and deliver certified nuclear … Read More »
News can travel fast here in our lab community, which means many people have probably heard that we will soon be changing the way we manage a vital part of our community—special-term appointees, or STAs. Read More »
Office of the Director (OTD) and Operations (OPS) have initiated Navigator, a new peer mentoring and onboarding opportunity. Read More »
- Quantum Oscillations and a Nontrivial Berry Phase in the Noncentrosymmetric Superconductor BiPdSeptember 20 - 11:00 am
- Physical Principles for Complex Energy Materials from Ab Initio Computational MethodsSeptember 20 - 11:00 am
- Choral Group RehearsalSeptember 20 - 11:45 am
- Mapping the Brain with the Theta SupercomputerSeptember 18, 2017
- COD Students Gain Real-World Experience at Argonne National LaboratorySeptember 18, 2017
- Research Could Uncover the Dynamic Mysteries of Metal Additive ManufacturingSeptember 13, 2017