SSRL Events & Presentations

From the Interim Director of SSRL: Current and Future Goals

Fri, 2013/05/17 - 1:19pm
by Piero Pianetta

Providing outstanding support to our users has always been an important goal at SSRL. The 2013 SSRL Strategic Plan lays out our approach to user support and our scientific and technical strategies for the next five years.

Providing outstanding user support to the 1,500 researchers who use our facility each year has always been an important goal at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).

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From the Director: The ALD Search Committee Needs Your Help

Fri, 2013/04/26 - 6:55am
by Chi-Chang Kao

A committee has been appointed to search for new leaders for the LCLS and SSRL directorates, and the search process will involve many opportunities for you to provide input. I strongly encourage you to do so with the committee as a whole or with any of its members.

As I announced last week, Uwe Bergmann, deputy director at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), will take over the role of interim associate lab director (ALD) when Jo Stöhr steps down next

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Progress in understanding uranium redox processes in biologically reduced sediments

Tue, 2013/04/23 - 10:52am
Event Series:  Photon Science Seminar Event Scientific Area:  Environmental Science Event Organization:  Photon Science event Event Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Synchrotron Techniques Seminar: Exploring Self-Assembly at Liquid Interfaces by In Situ X-ray Scattering

Tue, 2013/04/16 - 6:55am
Event Series:  Other or None Event Scientific Area:  Materials Science Event Organization:  Other events Event Date:  Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

April 15 SLAC Colloquium: 'The Undercover Life of Uranium in Aquifers – Why it Matters to Energy and the Environment'

Thu, 2013/04/11 - 1:14pm
Event Series:  SLAC Colloquia Event Scientific Area:  Environmental Science Event Organization:  SLAC events Event Date:  Monday, April 15, 2013 - 3:45p.m. - 5:30p.m.

From the Director: Launching a Search for ALDs

Fri, 2013/03/29 - 7:00am
by Chi-Chang Kao

As I announced in February, SLAC will launch a formal worldwide search for new associate laboratory directors for our primary user facilities, the Linac Coherent Light Source and Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

As I announced in February, SLAC will launch a formal worldwide search for new associate laboratory directors for our primary user facilities, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) and Stanford Sy

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New SLAC Science Support Building Will House Offices, Labs

Fri, 2013/03/29 - 6:45am
by Glennda Chui

Building 56, the Science Support Building, is scheduled to start construction this fall. It will provide modern, flexible lab space for SLAC researchers that can be adapted to the lab's changing research needs.

A new 12,000-square-foot lab and office building will soon take shape at SLAC.

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SLAC Public Lecture: A Blueprint for New Fuel Cell Catalysts

Tue, 2013/03/26 - 7:27am
Event Series:  SLAC Public Lecture Event Scientific Area:  Materials Science Event Organization:  SLAC events Event Date:  Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:30p.m.

From the Acting Director of SSRL: To 500 mA and Beyond

Fri, 2013/03/01 - 6:55am
by Piero Pianetta

Two weeks ago, the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC began routinely delivering its full current of 500 milliaperes, providing faster and higher resolution data to the researchers using our facility.

I’m writing this column as acting associate lab director for SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Directorate, a role I stepped into in November, when then-ALD Chi-Chang Ka

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Acronym of the Week: PDF

Fri, 2013/03/01 - 6:30am
by Mike Ross

Computer users may recognize "PDF" as Adobe's “portable document format” that enables users of different computer systems to share documents. But long before the advent of computers, those letters were familiar to scientists studying the crystal structures of solid materials.

Computer users may recognize PDF as Adobe's “portable document format” that  enables users of different computer systems to share documents. But long befo

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Crystallography Award for Grad Student Examining Fuel-Cell Surfaces

Mon, 2013/02/25 - 6:55am
by Mike Ross

Stanford graduate student Yezhou Shi has received a $2,500 award for the pioneering research he will conduct at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource to see how changes in atomic-scale surface structure affect the performance of fuel cell catalysts.

Stanford University graduate student Yezhou Shi has received a $2,500 award for the pioneering research he will conduct at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to see how

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From the Director of LCLS: Thank You

Fri, 2013/02/01 - 6:55am
by Joachim Stöhr

Last week I announced I will step down from my role as ALD at the end of April to return full time to my passion: science. In this, my last column as an ALD, I want to tell you how much I owe this incredible laboratory.

Last week I announced that after 13 years in SLAC management – four as director for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), four as director for the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

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Enzyme Created in Test Tube Displays New Structure, Function

Wed, 2013/01/16 - 6:50am
by Lori Ann White

Five years ago, a pair of researchers created an artificial enzyme capable of joining two segments of RNA. Now, a study partially conducted at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource reveals their enzyme as the first artificial protein with a new function and a brand-new, essentially “primordial” structure.

Five years ago, a pair of researchers used a clever update on a technique called in vitro evolution – evolution in a test tube – to turn an ordinary protein into an artificial

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From the Director of the Accelerator Directorate: Happy Holidays

Fri, 2012/12/07 - 6:55am
by Norbert Holtkamp

As the year comes to an end, it is nice to reflect back on our achievements and make a wish list of things to accomplish in the New Year.

As the year comes to an end, it is nice to reflect back on our achievements and make a wish list of things to accomplish in the New Year. 

First some of the major achievements:

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