I’d like to update you on our accomplishments, priorities and milestones. Spring is the season for the development of our annual lab plan, which we recently submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). We have identified quantum information science and artificial intelligence as two emerging initiatives, and work is underway to position Argonne as … Read More
About Paul Kearns
Paul K. Kearns, 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 early months of the year bring renewed energy for defining our scientific priorities. We are achieving our milestones on the APS Upgrade and Aurora projects, and we are well on our way to building the brightest hard X-ray synchrotron light source and one of the first exascale computers in the world. Argonne continues to … Read More »
Happy New Year and welcome back. I hope you had a restful break and are looking forward to the year ahead.
Shortly before the holiday break, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science provided Argonne’s annual performance evaluation covering the period from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018.
Report Card Summary
Goal … Read More »
I hope everyone had a very safe and restful holiday break, and is ready for another great year.
As you may recall, on Sept. 21, 2018, the President signed into law a spending package for FY 2019 that included funding for the U.S. Department of Energy. This action secured the necessary funding for Argonne to … Read More »
As 2018 comes to a close, I would like to thank you for your commitment, dedication and contributions to Argonne. We’ve had a great year, achieving record funding, hitting key project milestones with the APS upgrade, Aurora and JCESR, launching core values and shaping our culture, and driving a vision for operational excellence. We have … Read More »
It’s a great time for Argonne. Recent scientific, engineering and technological accomplishments, combined with our vision for the future, position us well to keep changing the world with our science.
Argonne is never short on pivotal discoveries that push the boundaries of science and technology. Funding and interest in quantum science continues to rise, and … Read More »
I’m extremely proud of the work we do here at Argonne — leading in discovery science, innovating with advanced technology, expanding into new frontiers and contributing to U.S. prosperity and security. Without a doubt, Argonne has built its reputation on solving grand challenges that impact our citizens, our country and the world. I thank … Read More »
The lab has been busy since we gathered for our all-hands meeting in mid-May. I share here a few highlights on progress toward our vision — our science changes the world. Consistent with our Impact Argonne priorities, we have showcased our scientific and technological breakthroughs with key stakeholders, redoubled efforts to improve our safety … Read More »
Each of us fulfills an important role for the lab to be known for original ideas, working safely and delivering lasting impact on society through exemplary research and operations. I value your contributions.
I also value your opinions. I am pleased to see that 62 percent of employees lab-wide — more than half in … Read More »
I would like to provide a follow-up to my message on March 29, 2018, about improving our work planning, control and execution for continued success. To raise the level of focus for the needed improvement and attention on safe operations, I am establishing a new Work Planning and Control Project Office effective immediately. The office … Read More »
- Modeling Nutrient Removal Using Watershed-Scale Implementation of Conservation PracticesMay 28 - 11:00 am
- Solid-State Quantum Emitters for Quantum Communication and Metrology ApplicationsMay 28 - 11:00 am
- Metal-Organic Frameworks for the Templated Growth of Catalytically Active Copper NanoparticlesMay 28 - 11:00 am