Sept. 21, 2006
Vol. 26 No. 1

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    Argonne, University, DOE to share science with public at 60-year anniversary open house


    After 60 years of discoveries that have advanced technology in energy, physics, biology and computation, Argonne National Laboratory is being joined by the University, its manager of 60 years, and the U.S. Department of Energy, its parent agency, in an open invitation to thousands of community members to celebrate the lab’s scientific achievements.

    Its first open house since 2000, Argonne will open its doors to the public Saturday, Oct. 7 with more than 125 science exhibits, demonstrations and presentations. The University will be participating with 17 different affiliated organizations at the open house, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    “The mix of presentations from groups across the University testify to the strong and growing ties we have with the laboratory,” said Thomas Rosenbaum, Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory. “I’m looking forward to enjoying the day with family, colleagues and community members.”

    In the past, Argonne’s open house events have attracted more than 20,000 visitors of all ages to the laboratory campus.

    To encourage residents from the University’s surrounding communities to attend the event, the University will provide free, round-trip bus transportation to Argonne from Hyde Park. Online registration may be completed through Saturday, Sept. 30 at http://research.uchicago.edu/argonne/openhouse/. Space is limited.

    For more information about the event, visit the Open House Web site at: http://www.anl.gov/Community_and_Environment/Open_House_2006.html. Registration for the open house is not required; the laboratory’s doors will be open to the public on the day of the event.