Don’t miss the 2024 ALS User Meeting featuring invited speakers, hands-on workshops, tutorials, and a potential collaborative workshop with the ALS and Molecular Foundry. Exciting discussions await, so mark your calendars for August 12–14. Read more »
Updates & Announcements
In recognition of a lack of representation for the biosciences on the Users’ Executive Committee, a special election was held in accordance with UEC bylaws, and Grant Shoffner was selected to represent the biosciences community for a one-year term (2024).
ALS scientific staff and partners held a retreat on January 11 to continue the strategic planning process. Discussions centered around ideas presented at last September’s User Meeting visioning workshops. Stay tuned for the visioning report and ways you can take part in the future of the ALS!
Last week the ALS hosted directors and staff from the five DOE-BES light sources and, for the first time, the Oak Ridge neutron sources, turning the traditional “5-way” directors’ meeting into a “6-way.” Discussions covered strategic and operational topics of common interest, spanning data and computing, instrumentation, strategic planning, metrics, user processes, and business and administrative practices.
ALS Director Dimitri Argyriou has not only settled into life in the Bay Area, he has thrown himself wholeheartedly into the ALS community, meeting and planning with staff, users, and beyond. At every occasion, he has been impressed and excited by their enthusiasm and dedication, which will be crucial for the success of the ALS of the future. Read more »
Reminder! If coming onsite to conduct experiments, you must register your arrival date 3 weeks (U.S. citizens) or 6 weeks (non-U.S. citizens) before your experiment to guarantee access. A calculator is now provided in ALSHub to show you how many weeks in advance you are requesting access. Read more »
The User Office is accepting new General User Proposals (GUPs) from scientists who wish to conduct research at the ALS in the 2024-2 (August–December) cycle. The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2024. Applicants are reminded that they may request joint access to the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility at Berkeley Lab, to support their ALS activities. Read more »
The operating schedule for the 2024-1 cycle has been posted. The next long shutdown will begin in January 2024 and is expected to last 12 weeks. The most up-to-date information on the current schedule and future outlook can always be found on the Operating Schedule web page. Read more »
Several ALS staff were recognized by Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell at the annual Director’s Awards ceremony on November 8. They include Ashley White, Antoine Wojdyla, Kristin Carrillo, Celena Loredo, Alyssa Brand, and Tracy Mattox. Read more »
We are excited to introduce a new visual guide that describes the process of gaining access to the ALS. Discover how to submit your arrival date, see timelines and who processes the registration, and learn when to schedule a badge appointment. Check it out in the User Guide! Read more »