APS User News-at-a-Glance
Issue 5; March 1, 2001

Contents:

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APS Deputy Director John Galayda Accepts Top LCLS Post

Applications Being Taken for Third Neutron and X-ray Summer School

APS User Re-training Begins

Weekly User Science Seminars Begin March 23

Wanted: APS User Activity Report 2000 Submissions

1.

APS Deputy Director John Galayda Accepts Top LCLS Post
(Contact: rt@aps.anl.gov)

In a February 23, 2001, memo to APS staff, David Moncton announced with "great regret, but also with great expectations" that he had accepted John Galayda's resignation from the APS to take a position as director of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) project at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Moncton wrote that "John has made an extraordinary contribution to the APS and to Argonne National Laboratory. With overall responsibility for design, construction, commissioning, operation, and continuous upgrading of the APS accelerator systems, John leaves an enormous legacy of accomplishment. The world-leading effort to achieve FEL saturation was also accomplished under his leadership." Moncton went on to say that "It is from this base that John has chosen to extend his remarkable achievements by assuming the directorship of the LCLS project, where the APS is a joint partner with responsibility for the undulator systems. The LCLS will be the forerunner to the next generation x-ray source expected to follow the APS. This project is of critical importance to the future of the field of synchrotron radiation." Dr. Galayda will assume his new position in mid-April.

Applications Being Taken for Third Neutron and X-ray Summer School
(contact: haeffner@aps.anl.gov)

Applications are now being accepted for the third annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, which will be held at Argonne National Laboratory on August 12-25, 2001. The first week will consist of tutorial lectures on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources. The second week will be devoted to the application of scattering methods to condensed matter, as illustrated in seminars, as well as through hands-on experiments in the areas of materials science, solid state physics, and soft matter. Although this school is intended primarily for graduate students from U.S. universities, applications will also be taken from postdoctoral researchers and investigators from universities, national laboratories, and industry. Full details about the program, as well as a link to the on-line registration form, can be found at http://www.dep.anl.gov/nx/. The application deadline for this year's school is March 12, 2001. Questions about this year's program can be directed to the school's scientific directors, Dean Haeffner of the APS User Program Division (haeffner@aps.anl.gov) and Raymond Osborn of Argonne's Materials Science Division (rosborn@anl.gov).

APS User Retraining Begins
(Contact: strasser@aps.anl.gov)

Since the APS has now been in operation for five years, the first set of APS user badges has begun to expire. To conduct "hands-on" work at the APS, a user must complete APS user orientation, General Employee Radiation Training (GERT), and sector-specific training for each sector where he or she will be working. APS orientation is valid for a period of five years. Users who are due for APS user reorientation will be notified by e-mail during the first two weeks in March and should contact the APS User Office to arrange for retraining as soon as possible. Users whose GERT is expiring are also notified routinely by e-mail. Beginning on March 1, 2001, users will also be notified if their sector-specific training was conducted more than two years ago. A recent policy change (http://www.aps.anl.gov/xfd/communicator/userp/sstraining.pdf) specified that non-resident users must renew sector-specific training every two years. If you have questions about APS user retraining, contact Susan Strasser at 630-252-5981 or strasser@aps.anl.gov.

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Weekly User Science Seminars Begin March 23
(Contact: dmm@aps.anl.gov)

The first of a series of weekly user science seminars will be held on March 23, 2001. These seminars will be held during the lunch hour (from noon to 1:00 p.m.) every Friday in Building 401, Room A1100. Two presentations will be given at each seminar. Lunches can be ordered in advanced through the seminar series website (http://www.aps.anl.gov/userseminars/home.html). CAT Chat, which has been held each Friday at 3:00, will move to a new time, immediately following the user science seminars (approximately 1:15 p.m.).

5.

Wanted: APS User Activity Report 2000 Submissions
(Contact: fenner@aps.anl.gov)

Contributions have begun to arrive for the APS User Activity Report 2000. Is yours among them? If not, visit the Call for Submissions website http://www.aps.anl.gov/ald/test/webar/webars.html for detailed instructions on submission. As soon as we receive your report and all required permissions, we'll post your work on the new public APS User Activity Report 2000 website, which can also be accessed at the above link. This year's submission deadline is April 20.

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