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LCLS/SSRL Annual Users' Conference Registration Open

Registration is open for the annual Linac Coherent Light Source and Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Users' Conference, October 17–21. The event is a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest plans, developments and exciting user research at LCLS and SSRL. It is also a great time to interact with other scientists, potential colleagues and vendors of lightsource-related products and services.

Jens Nørskov, who recently joined SLAC and Stanford to lead a new initiative in catalysis and interfacial science, will give the keynote talk on the role of interface catalysis in converting sunlight into fuels.

The plenary session on October 18 will also include updates from the Department of Energy, LCLS and SSRL, and a user science poster session and reception. The William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award will be presented to the University of Toronto's Jeffrey Lee, who will discuss how X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering determine the structure of the Ebolavirus glycoprotein. The Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award will be presented to Stanford University's Diling Zhu, who will discuss the development of lensless holographic methods for coherent X-ray imaging. The Farrel W. Lytle Award will be presented after dinner that evening.

In addition, two workshops are planned for October 17:

  • LCLS Data Analysis
  • LCLS-II Forum

On October 20, several concurrent workshops will be held:

  • BioXFEL - Frontier Biology and Imaging with XFEL (Joint Advanced Light Source/SSRL, October 20-21)
  • Challenges in Image Processing in Tomographic Data Sets (Joint ALS/SSRL)
  • High Energy Density Science
  • AMO Science Opportunities and Instrumentation Needs
  • SXR Science and Opportunities
  • Developing Strategies, Preparing and Getting the Most from Macromolecular Crystallography

Register before October 8, when the early registration period ends.

LCLS/SSRL "Got X-RAY!" T-shirts will also be available for sale at the conference.

We hope to see you there!

—Cathy Knotts
SLAC Today, September 21, 2010