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New Photon Science Seminar Series Starts Wednesday

X-ray, a custom inhabitant of the Particle Zoo, will attend next Wednesday's Photon Science Seminar Series... will you? (Photo by Shawne Workman.)

Next Wednesday afternoon, SLAC will launch a new photon science seminar series that brings together scientists from SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Photon Science and Accelerator directorates, including researchers from two joint SLAC-Stanford institutes: the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science and the Pulse Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science.

The series, which seeks to stimulate scientific exchange within SLAC's photon science community, will focus on recent results of photon science research at SLAC.

Please join your colleagues from across SLAC and Stanford for the inaugural lecture at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23 in the Building 901 Redtail Hawk conference room. There, SSRL user Philip Long will present "Biogeochemical Dynamics Controlling Uranium Mobility and Bioremediation in Contaminated Aquifers," a lecture discussing Long's research into the best strategies for uranium remediation at legacy nuclear sites.

The series will continue on Wednesday, March 2, with a presentation by LCLS Research Associate Marvin Seibert. Seibert's presentation, "Femtosecond X-ray Imaging," will describe the first single-particle imaging experiments undertaken at the LCLS, in which individual mimivirus particles were intercepted and successfully imaged with the X-ray beam.

The lectures will continue every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Redtail Hawk conference room. Every presentation will be preceded by 15 minutes of informal discussion over cookies and coffee, and will be followed by time for anyone in the audience to share recent results or exciting experimental techniques.

We look forward to seeing you there!

—Kelen Tuttle
SLAC Today, February 17, 2011