| Apr 13, 2014
Argonne National Laboratory's newly appointed director, Peter Littlewood, is attached to three things: coffee, his hairdresser in his native England and theoretical physics.
A Chicago resident and professor of physics, Littlewood took the helm April 1...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Meet the artist who took pictures of Bethlehem Steel from 1989 through its shutdown in 1996, during Lafayette College's "Artist Talk" at noon April 9 at the Williams Center for the Arts.
Artist Joseph E. B. Elliot will discuss his experiences, process...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
I believe nuclear energy has a significant role to play in meeting the energy demands of the 21st century.
This is perhaps not surprising, as I work at Argonne National Laboratory, where researchers were the first to harness nuclear power to produce...
| Mar 31, 2014
Miriam Ringo worked on the campaigns and was a staff member for several Illinois state officials, including former Gov. Otto Kerner, during the 1960s and '70s.
In those roles, the longtime Burr Ridge resident did everything from hiring and firing to...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:44 AM
As fans filtered into the Riviera on Thursday for a sold-out Kraftwerk concert, they were handed cardboard 3-D glasses. Followers of the group – so revered for its ahead-of-its-time music and image – might’ve expected something a...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Over the past year, opponents of renewable-energy development have waged an all-out lobbying and public relations campaign to get Congress to pull the rug out from under the nascent advanced biofuels industry by gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard. This...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Akroma Kourouma Sahan can peer through the windows of her spa at East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue and see the changing face of Hyde Park.
The Harper Court complex, a gleaming retail and office project that includes the University of Chicago as a...
| Feb 3, 2014
On Nov. 1, 1952, U.S. scientists detonated the first hydrogen bomb over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific, introducing a powerful new weapon of war and, in the process, atomizing the rocky island. Air Force planes flying through the debris clouds collected...
| Dec 15, 2013
Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh?
Most of us have seen one — in a movie.
In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.