A Good Old-Fashioned Field Trip: Nerdette Visits Argonne National Lab

The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory)
The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory)
The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab, located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

A Good Old-Fashioned Field Trip: Nerdette Visits Argonne National Lab

Argonne National Laboratory is a massive research facility outside of Chicago that’s run by the U.S. Department of Energy.

In this episode, Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen go on a good old-fashioned field trip to learn about some of the innovative things happening there. We learn about the development of new superbatteries, the processing power of the world’s biggest supercomputers and ask a few questions that may never get answered.

This episode originally aired on August 10, 2018.