Argonne is one of the U.S. government's oldest and largest science
and engineering research laboratories -- the largest in the Midwest.
For the past half-century, the University of Chicago has overseen
operation of Argonne for the United States Department of Energy
and its predecessor agencies.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.