APS User News-at-a-Glance
Issue 4; February 5, 2001

Contents:

1.

Moncton Announces Return to the APS Full-time

Call for Submissions: APS User Activity Report 2000

Argonne Guest House Upgrades Telephone System

APS Compton Award Nominations: First Call

What's Ahead?

1.

Moncton Announces Return to the APS Full-time
(Contact: rt@aps.anl.gov)

In a memo to APS staff, dated January 23, 2001, David Moncton announced his intention to return to Argonne and resume full-time responsibilities as Associate Laboratory Director for the APS effective March 1, 2001. This date marks the end of his two-year commitment to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project at Oak Ridge. In describing his decision, Moncton mentioned the rewarding challenge posed by the SNS project and expressed his pride in the contributions made by APS staff toward its successful launching. However, he stressed that "for him the most exciting opportunities lie ahead at the APS. We are beginning to see science pour out of the facility in a way that is beyond what we had imagined when APS was itself a construction project. And further development of the facility continues with a major new initiative in nanoscience, the tremendous excitement of our LEUTL FEL and participation in the LCLS project with Stanford, and new beamlines of all kinds around the ring." Oak Ridge announced Moncton's decision with a press release that can be read at the following Web location:

http://www.ornl.gov/Press_Releases/current/mr20010117-01.html


Call for Submissions: APS User Activity Report 2000
(contact: strasser@aps.anl.gov)

The APS is now calling for submissions to the second Advanced Photon Source User Activity Report. As you know, these activity reports are extremely important to both the APS and our users in that they convey the depth and breadth of user science to the international synchrotron x-ray community, the federal government, other funding agencies, and the public. The first APS User Activity Report (ANL-00/5, January 2001) is now available both on the Web (http://www.aps.anl.gov/xfd/communicator/user2000/home.html) and as a 586-page printed publication. (To obtain a printed copy, send an e-mail request to kinney@aps.anl.gov.)

The APS User Activity Report 2000 will contain reports of published or unpublished work conducted at the APS during calendar year 2000 (January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000). Reports should be 1-2 page summaries (no more than 1000 words) and will be accepted through April 20, 2001. Only complete submissions received by this date will be included in this report. Complete submissions contain (1) tracking information, (2) the full report text, (3) all figure and graphics files, and (4) all required permissions for publication. Detailed instructions are located at http://www.aps.anl.gov/ald/test/uar2call.html, which can also be accessed from both the APS Home Web page and the User Information Web page.


Argonne Guest House Upgrades Telephone System
(Contact: jsd@aps.anl.gov)

Recent upgrades to the telephone system at the Argonne Guest House should result in improved service for APS users and other guests. Among the upgrades are the following: (1) The modem speed has been increased from an average of 16KB to an average of 48KB. (2) Each guest room now has two separate analog telephone lines, providing simultaneous network access and telephone service. (3) Each guest room now has a voice mail system that allows each guest to compose his or her own greeting. (4) The wake-up call system is now automated to allow multiple same-time contacts and minimize errors.

4.

APS Compton Award Nominations: First Call
(Contact: strasser@aps.anl.gov)

The Arthur H. Compton award was established in 1995 by the APS Users Organization to recognize an important technical or scientific accomplishment at, or beneficial to, the Advanced Photon Source. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of $2500. The fifth award will be made on October 10, 2001, at the Eleventh Users Meeting for the APS. To receive further information and a nominating package, contact Susan Strasser (strasser@aps.anl.gov). Further information about the award and the previous award recipients can be found at http://www.aps.anl.gov/apsuo/compton.html.

5.

What's Ahead?
(Contact: vanni@aps.anl.gov)

For an up-to-date list of meetings, conferences, and workshops of specific interest to the APS user community, go to the APS user information Web page (http://www.aps.anl.gov/ui) and click on the calendar icon. Details about these meetings and others of broader interest to the synchrotron community can be found at Web address http://www.aps.anl.gov/conferences.html or by clicking on the Meetings and Conferences link on the user information page. If you have information you would like to have posted at either of these locations, please contact Connie Vanni at vanni@aps.anl.gov.

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