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Argonne Tour

Come tour the largest national laboratory in the Midwest!

Meet host Julie Cross ’84 at the Visitor Center at 10 a.m. to pick up gate passes and then enter the site. Once on site, we’ll head over to the Advanced Photon Source (APS), starting our tour at the 5th floor atrium so people can see the scale of the facility and learn how it works. Then we’ll head down to the first floor to see the main control room and walk past a full scale mural of an accelerator section to a viewing gallery overlooking the experiment hall.

From the viewing gallery we’ll take the stairs down to the experiment hall floor and walk 1/3 of the way around the ring to visit one of the University of Chicago’s beamlines for geology, soil, and environmental science. We’ll continue our walk around the ring to finish off where we started. At the end of the approximately 1.1 km walk, there’s a small cafe in the APS basement if anyone would like refreshments or lunch.  Plan on a little under 2 hours for the entire tour.

IMPORTANT: RSVPs required by September 24. Email your RSVP to so our host, Julie Cross ’84, can arrange gate passes.

Getting there: Carpooling from Chicago may be available; email to inquire. If you are driving, it should take about 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Argonne National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented researchers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00am

Argonne National Laboratory

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