Argonne National Laboratory
ANL is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center where talented scientific minds work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting our Nation and our environment. The Lab’s research spans the scientific and engineering spectrum. Experimental, theoretical, and modeling work in materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and supercomputing give us the raw material for new breakthroughs. Applied science and engineering help find practical solutions to society’s problems, including transportation, nuclear energy, grid modernization, and battery science. ANL also designs, builds, and operates scientific user facilities — large national research facilities that would be too expensive for a single company or university to run, such as the Mira supercomputer and the giant X-ray synchrotron Advanced Photon Source. These facilities are relied on by thousands of researchers from universities and industry each year for breakthroughs in fields from construction and aeronautics to batteries and pharmaceuticals.
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