We are joining forces with the Molecular Foundry to collect clean, new or gently-worn coats for Alameda County Social Services. Now through December 19, you can donate your coats to boxes in the lobby of Building 6 or 67. Last year, we collected 93 coats! Contacts: Cindy Lee (ALS) and Suksham Barun (Molecular Foundry) Read more »
Updates & Announcements
Voting for new Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) members will begin on November 4, 2019 and continue through November 18, 2019. We are looking to elect five new members, including one ALS-based member. The newly elected members will take office for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020. All active users are eligible to go to the UEC website, read about each of the candidates, and submit your votes. The election results will be posted on the site after the deadline. The outgoing committee members are Christine Beavers (Diamond, UK), Jennifer Ciezak-Jenkins (US Army Research Lab), Ethan Crumlin (Advanced Light Source, Berkeley Lab), Kelsey Stoerzinger (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), and Francesca Toma (Chemical Sciences Division, Berkeley Lab). Read more »
At the Mentor Appreciation event on September 6, Berkeley Lab Workforce Development and Education recognized Dula Parkinson for being an Outstanding 2018 STEM Partner. Read more »
The Advanced Light Source Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) invites nominations for new UEC members. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, October 28. Following an election, five new UEC members will be selected for the 2020–2022 term. Read more »
The Society for Science at User Research Facilities (SSURF) sponsored a delegation of Congressional staffers to visit national user facilities in the Bay Area this week. On Tuesday, they stopped by the ALS to learn about our capabilities and scientific impact first-hand. Interested in volunteering to support SSURF and its mission to provide a consolidated voice for those interested in research conducted by users of U.S. national user facilities? Contact ALS Communications Director and SSURF Board Member Ashley White ([email protected]) to learn more.
It’s been a busy summer at the ALS, with developments ranging from the delivery of a new prototype magnet for testing, to the refurbishing of the Building 80 cubicle farm and lounge area. A five-week shutdown checked off several important upgrades and installations, while other Building 6–related projects proceeded in parallel. Read more »
The ALS Quick Start Guide provides contact information, maps, and other useful tips to ensure your time at the ALS goes smoothly. Check out the electronic version online or pick up a paper copy from the User Office. Read more »
The updated ALS Strategic Plan for the next five years is now available online. It provides an introduction to the ALS, explains strategic priorities for science thrusts and instrumentation, and covers the ALS Upgrade. The document also discusses the user program, workforce development, safety, accelerator projects, and initiatives. Read more »
The last day to register online for the 2019 ALS User Meeting is September 26. The event will feature news from DOE, keynote talks, updates on the ALS-U Project, 11 focused workshops and tutorials, a student poster “slam,” an exhibitor tent, and the presentation of awards at the annual banquet. To register and view the draft agenda and logistical information, visit the User Meeting webpage.
At the 40th International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-Ray Physics, Wanli Yang was awarded the Mid-Career Award in Condensed Matter Physics for extending the applicability of soft x-ray science within the materials science community, especially for the application of ex situ and in situ x-ray spectroscopy to Li-ion batteries. Read more »