New Argonne director to meet press April 28

04/19/05

Media reception in Washington, DC

What: Press Availability/Reception with Dr. Robert Rosner, Director of Argonne National Laboratory.

In his first meeting with reporters since being appointed Argonne's Director on April 18, Dr. Rosner, a distinguished astrophysicist, will comment briefly about the importance of basic scientific research to securing America's economic future and Argonne's vital role in advancing scientific breakthroughs including nanotechnology, computing technologies, structural biology, materials science and energy-efficient fuels research. Dr. Rosner will also respond to questions from the media immediately after his remarks and throughout the reception.

Who: Dr. Robert Rosner
Director
Argonne National Laboratory
www.anl.gov

(The press release announcing Dr. Rosner's appointment and a downloadable photo are available online at http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/05/050315.rosner.shtml)

When: Thursday, April 28, 2005
5:30 7:30 pm

Where: National Press Club
Margaret Bourke White Room 8th Floor
529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC

Why: Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. government's oldest and largest science and engineering research laboratories the largest in the Midwest and is operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. The lab conducts basic and applied scientific research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from high-energy physics to climatology and biotechnology. Argonne has worked with more than 600 companies and numerous federal agencies and other organizations to help advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for the future. In addition, Argonne also designs, builds and operates scientific facilities for use by researchers worldwide, including Gammasphere, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most sensitive gamma-ray detector, and the Advanced Photon Source, which produces the most brilliant X-rays in the Western Hemisphere. The structure of more than 150 proteins has been determined using the Advanced Photon Source, leading to faster diagnosis and development of pharmaceuticals.

Contact: Media are asked to RSVP by Monday, April 25 to:

Suraiya Farukhi (630) 252-5581 suraiya@anl.gov
Catherine Foster (630)-252-5580 cfoster@anl.gov
or
Audra Capas (703) 437-9301 audra@5starpr.com

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