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UniForum Chicago: Tour of Argonne National Labs (Offsite Meeting)

UniForum Chicago is proud to announce a special event for the April 10th, 2012 SIG meeting.  It is a tour of Argonne National Labs (south of Darien, IL and I-55). 

We will be using this Meetup.Com page as our primary method to collect a list of attendees for the tour.  Argonne needs a list of all tour attendees and citizenship.  If there is a reason that you can't add yourself as member to this Meetup Group and RSVP for the event, please use the Contact Us link to send us an email or call.

Be sure to provide your country of citizenship in the answer to the question we are asking as part of the RSVP.  You MUST RSVP before by April 9th to participate on the tour. Additionally, non-US citizens have additional special requirements that must be submitted to ANL by March 30th (see the link below for detailed information).

We'll all meet at the Argonne Information/Visitor Center at 6:30pm, which is located off Northgate Road. From I-55, take exit 273A south on Cass Avenue 0.7 mi to Northgate Road (main entrance). Turn right and continue 0.7 miles to the Guard Gate and the visitor center. 

Please be sure to read additional information and admission requirements regarding the tour on our meeting page at:

We hope to see you there!



UniForum Chicago is going to visit Argonne National Laboratory on Tuesday, April 10th from 6:30pm to 9pm. Please note this is 1/2 hour earlier than our usual meeting time.

The tour will include the Leadership Computing Facility, Advanced Photon Source, and the Nuclear Engineering Exhibit. The leadership computing facility contains the massively parallel Blue Gene supercomputer. The Advanced Photo Source (APS) produces the most brilliant X-ray beams in the western hemisphere.  APS is generally considered by visitors to be the most interesting part of the tour.  Our tour should prove to be extremely interesting and informative.

Once we have finished the tour, we will adjourn to Gordon Biersch (I-355 & Boughton Rd near Bass Pro in Bolingbrook) for food and drinks for our usual After-the-Meeting meeting.


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  • Wayne S.

    Excellent and also thrilling tour! See the pictures I uploaded.

    April 30, 2012

  • John B.

    I would also like to thank everyone who put this tour together for a very interesting and very entertaining tour. Not only did we get bussed to our locations (a plus given the outside temp), but we were given histories of buildings and the projects they contained, as well as their contributions to our current technology and understanding. I agree that our tour guides were exceptional and helped me to understand some of the complexity and importance of the work going on at Argonne. Thanks again.

    April 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic presentation

    April 11, 2012

  • Chuck G.

    Terrific! Kudos to Mr Young for the idea and effort.

    April 11, 2012

  • David Y.

    I'd like to thank Dave Hooper, Dan West, William Allcock and Argonne National Labs for an incredible tour last night.

    We were awe-struck by all the diverse and incredibly interesting research that is being performed at Argonne. It is truly amazing to see the type of work our scientific, academic and private institutions perform. Our tour guides are what made the event so interesting. Their ability to explain and share what happens at Argonne was exceptional.

    April 11, 2012

  • David Y.

    Fascinating. It was truly amazing to see & hear all of the diverse and incredibly interesting research being done at Argonne.

    April 11, 2012

  • Grant P.

    This was a well-organized meeting, and I found the tour fascinating!

    April 11, 2012

  • William T B.

    Really interesting information and speakers who encouraged questions. Our guide was both very knowledgeable and quite entertaining! Big thanks I presume to David Young (listed as co-host) for making this happen.

    April 11, 2012

  • Eric D.

    Well organized and everything went smoothly

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The tour presenters were expert and excellent and made this tour great.

    April 11, 2012

  • Joseph S.

    Very informative. I enjoyed learning about this impressive facility!

    April 11, 2012

  • Daryl M.

    Supercool. Awesome.

    April 11, 2012

  • Tim

    Very interesting. Argonne was very accommodating.

    April 11, 2012

  • Paul R.

    Great event, many thanks to all those who made this happen!!!

    April 11, 2012

  • Daryl M.

    Guest: JoAnn Monge (spouse)

    April 4, 2012

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