by Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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For six decades, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory has excelled in conducting scientific research in support of a secure future for the nation. From Argonne's inception, the University of Chicago has managed and operated the laboratory—a laboratory that has become a scientific leader for DOE and the country. Achievements and honors earned by Argonne researchers include three Nobel Prizes, 90 R&D 100 awards, 700 national and international awards and honors, 750 patents and the start of over 30 small businesses. In 2006 UChicago Argonne, LLC was again awarded the management contract for Argonne National Laboratory. UChicago Argonne, LLC brings together the expertise of the University of Chicago (the sole member of the LLC) with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to provide Argonne with outstanding scientific leadership and best-management practices. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), located in Batavia near Chicago, Illinois. Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics. Fermilab is operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, a joint venture of the University of Chicago and the Universities Research Association (URA). URA is a consortium of 91 leading research oriented universities primarily in the United States, with members also in Canada, Japan, and Italy. Fermilab is a part of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor.
|1||Video“Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future” Panel Discussion||Twice a year, the University of Chicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties. The eighth program in the series, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future,” occurred on December 4, 2013. It featured Mark Peters, deputy laboratory director for programs at Argonne (moderator); Leah Guzowski, energy policy scientist, Decision and Information Sciences, at Argonne; Hussein Khalil, director, Nuclear Engineering Division, at Argonne; Peter Littlewood, Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago and associate laboratory director for physical sciences and engineering at Argonne; and Robert Rosner, the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics, and co-director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Each Joint Speaker Series event features a reception and a moderated panel discussion that explores interdisciplinary topics. Scientists and scholars from all three institutions, as well as occasional outside experts, participate on the panels. In the inaugural “Art and Science” event, panelists discussed how computer-generated art can help scientists better understand and communicate their findings. The discussion of fresh topics encourages collaboration among faculty, researchers, scientists, and engineers at all three institutions.||12/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||Video“Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future” Short Video||Three prominent Argonne National Laboratory scientists and a University of Chicago economist discuss the future of clean energy. The video premiered at the UChicago/Argonne/Fermilab Joint Speaker Series event, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future,” held at Argonne on December 4, 2013. Interview subjects include George Crabtree, senior scientist, distinguished fellow, and associate division director, Materials Science Division, and director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, at Argonne; Ann Schlenker, director, Center for Transportation Research, at Argonne; Guenter Conzelmann, director, Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis, at Argonne; and Robert H. Topel, the Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor in Urban and Labor Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.||12/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoThe Science of RIA: ATLAS, Hulk and Brute Force Physics||The Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) will be the world's most powerful research accelerator dedicated to producing and exploring new rare isotopes that cannot be found on earth. Tour the ATLAS facility and see why The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory is the ideal future home for RIA. Copyright 2005 The University of Chicago.||3/13/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoDan Hooper lecture on Dark Cosmos||This lecture explains our current understanding of dark matter and dark energy, the universe’s missing mass and energy. One holds the universe together, while the other tears it apart.||3/13/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoUChicago Celebrates Regional Innovation at the 2010 BIO International Convention||Norbert Riedel, Corporate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Baxter International, talks about the Chicago Innovation Pipeline, a collection of technologies available for licensing from 6 of the top research institutions in the Chicago region. The pipeline was developed by UChicagoTech for the 2010 BIO International Convention.||6/17/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoArete Initiative||Arete Initiative helps faculty pursue complex questions while studying the world's most pressing problems.||1/29/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoBig Science: Big Challenges||Researchers and science advocates at UChicago, Argonne, Fermilab, and the Museum of Science and Industry discuss the promise and challenges of doing big science. Those interviewed include Michelle Le Beau and Olaf Schneewind of the University of Chicago, Rick Stevens of Argonne National Laboratory, Stuart Henderson of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Kurt Haunfelner of the Museum of Science and Industry.||5/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|