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Cathy Knotts
Manager, URA
SSRL, MS 99 
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

28th Annual
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
Users' Meeting

Menlo Park, California  USA
October 17-19, 2001

Oral Abstract Submissions - Due August 24
Poster Abstract Submissions - Due September 28

Users are invited to submit abstracts highlighting research activities conducted over the past year at SSRL for poster presentations at the Users' Meeting. Please use the abstract submission form via the web.


Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and will be highlighted during a poster session and reception on Thursday, October 19. The poster session will be located just steps away from the main auditorium and the vendor display area. Users presenting posters must also register for the Users' Meeting. 

Upon registration check-in, each poster will be assigned a poster number (corresponding to easels in the display area). Posters submitted later than September 28 may only be accepted on a space available basis and are not guaranteed inclusion in the program.

Posters will be assigned a 48" x 48" foam board and easel on which diagrams, graphs, data, pictures and a small amount of text may be mounted (see poster preparation tips below). Each author will be expected to remain with his/her poster presentation throughout the poster session on Thursday afternoon. 


Graduate students are eligible for and may compete for poster prizes in several scientific categories, such as:

  • Materials Science 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Macromolecular Crystallography 
  • Biological Spectroscopy 
All graduate students who wish to participate in this competition must indicate this on the poster abstract submission form.

Prizes include a monetary award and a ribbon. Note: Students must have either a US social security number or a tax identification number prior to the event to be eligible for the cash award.

The SSRL Users' Executive Committee will judge posters during the poster session reception and will present awards during the on-site meeting dinner, Thursday, October 18. 


Posters may be set up as early as 8:00 a.m., Thursday, October 18. All authors are expected to remain with their posters for the poster session reception on Thursday afternoon. Posters may remain up throughout the meeting, but authors are responsible for retrieving their posters no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19. 


Poster materials will be displayed on a 48" x 48" white foam board on which diagrams, graphs, data, pictures and a small amount of text may be mounted. Thumbtacks will be provided for mounting materials. No audiovisual equipment is available. Poster authors may make preprints of their papers available to participants. 

Posters prepared should be easily understood in the absence of the author(s). The content of each poster should be clearly divided into sections including introduction, problem definition (or aim of work), work summary, results, and conclusions. 

General guidelines are: 

  1. Legibility: The poster should be readable from a distance of at least 5'. Suggested sizes are a minimum graph size of 10" (25 cm), section heading letters of 3/4" (2 cm), and text and figure lettering not less than 3/8" (1 cm). 
  2. Heading: A heading label including the title, author name(s), and the primary author(s) address should be included. The recommended lettering size is 1-3/16" (3 cm). This should be mounted at the top of the poster board. 
  3. Titles: All figures and tables should be titled. 
  4. Dimensions: The entire size of the poster material(s) is limited to the dimension (48" x 48") of the poster board provided by SSRL. 

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