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.
Science, technology and national security come together in a personal and powerful way through the US Air Force Fellows program at Argonne National Laboratory, which on July 10 will become a second home to Lt. Col. Chris Snyder and Maj. Sean 'Skeet' Richardson.
In collaboration with staff from the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, researchers at the National Cancer Institute have perfected a technique that accurately computes the 3-D structure of RNA sequences. This method, which relies on a computer program known as RS3D and supercomputer Mira gives researchers studying cancer and other diseases structural insights about associated RNAs that can be used to advance computer-assisted drug design and development.
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.