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Year-End Index 2006

Issue 36 (02.28.06)

CONTENTS
1. Message from Murray
SCIENCE NEWS
2. Featured Beamline: Crystal-handling Robot Earns Loyal Following at 17-ID
3. Science Headlines: A Strange, New Fluid-like State of Matter; Molecular Structure of a Key Viral Protein
FACILITY NEWS
4. Proposals Due March 10
5. Summer Schedule Published
6. Scientific Advisory Committee Considers New Proposals, Welcomes New Members
7. Users Meeting Registration Open, Abstract Deadline March 15
8. Directory of APS Scientific Contacts Now Available
BRIEFLY NOTED
--Meeting notice: Synchrotron radiation in materials science
--Meeting notice: Users Meeting adjunct workshops

Issue 37 (06.14.06)

MESSAGE FROM MURRAY: APS Upgrade Proposal To Be Completed October 31
SCIENCE NEWS
1. Featured Organization: Synchrotron-Related Theory Group, X-ray Science Division
2. Research Highlights
FACILITY NEWS
3. Update on XOR Beamline Upgrades: Sectors 1, 11, 12, and 32
4. Reorganization Centralizes Support for User Science
5. Eighteen Beamlines Open to Partner Users: Proposals Due July 14
6. Four Join APS Users Organization Steering Committee
OPERATIONS NEWS
7. Fall Schedule Features New Lattice
8. Electrical Safety Requirements Prompt New Training, Inspections
PEOPLE NEWS
--Wendy L. Mao, 2006 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
--Gabrielle Long, Division Director, X-ray Science Division
--George Srajer, Acting Associate Director, X-ray Science Division
--Brian Toby, Group Leader, Materials Characterization Group, X-ray Sciences Division
--Jonathan Lang, Acting Group Leader, Magnetic Materials Group, XSD
BRIEFLY NOTED
--Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science Meeting, Chicago
--Powder Diffraction Interest Group Established
--Proposal Deadlines Set for Calendar 2007
--Annual Report Available

Issue 38 (08.23.06)

MESSAGES FROM MURRAY
1. Planning for the APS Upgrade Makes Major Progress
2. Call for Insertion Device and Front End Proposals from Sectors, Due December 1
SCIENCE NEWS
3. Research Highlights
4. 2007 Crosscut Review to Feature Structural Biology
5. Report on the Fifth Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science (SRMS-5)
FACILITY NEWS
6. DOE Awards New Contract for Operation of Argonne
PEOPLE NEWS
--Goodbye, Elane Streets (GUP Administrator)
--Hello, Paul Rossi (ES&H Coordinator, XSD)
BRIEFLY NOTED
--Catalysis Interest Group Established
--Proposals Sought for Jazz Computing Cluster, due September 5 (or ongoing)
--Sub-Angstrom Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
--Center for Nanoscale Materials Dedication, September 18

Issue 39 (09.26.06)

MESSAGE FROM MURRAY
1. Upgrade Planning in High Gear
FACILITY NEWS
2. Policy Changes Introduced for General Users: "Project" Proposals, Longer Durations
3. Proposal System Changed and Upgraded
4. Upgrade Update: Machine Advisory Committee Formed
5. Argonne Holds Open House--All Ages Welcome
OPERATION NEWS
6. Schedule Published for Run 2007-1
7. Feedback Sought: 1296 Singlet Mode to Be Discontinued
8. Feedback Sought: RHB Lattice Proposed as Standard, Watch Performance in October
9. Data Transfer Speeds: Networking at Argonne and the APS
10. Heat-Wave Heroes
BRIEFLY NOTED
--Applications Sought for Argonne Named Postdoctoral Fellowships (up to $92,000) by October 13

Issue 40 (12.21.06)

SPECIAL NOTICE
-- Reduced Operating Hours for APS Run 2007-1
MESSAGE FROM MURRAY
-- Looking Ahead
-- Machine Advisory Committee Endorses Energy Recovery LINAC
SCIENCE NEWS
1. Featured Beamline: The Mail-in Program at SGX-CAT--Quality Data While You Sleep
2. Ten Years Later: Early Research at APS Helped Abbott Labs Develop Anti-HIV Drug
3. Do You Have a "Ten Years Later" Story?
4. Scientific Software: APS Looks to Big Picture of Scientific Workflow
5. Current Research Highlights (bird flu, interfaces, oxygen-hydrogen bonding, high-speed sprays, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease)
6. CV Check: Any New APS Papers?
FACILITY NEWS
7. Congratulations to LS-CAT and HERIX on Major Firsts
8. Detector Pool Offers Short-Term Options or Custom Development
USER MATTERS
9. Save the Dates: Users Week 2007 (May 7-11) Has New Format
10. Committees Named for Users Meeting, APSUO Nominations
11. Foreign Nationals, Please Note: Federal IDs Required for Entry
PEOPLE NEWS
12. X-ray Science Division Invites Applicants for Associate Division Director by January 15
13. APS Staff Richly Awarded (Lee Teng, Alex Lumpkin, Peter J. Chupas, Byeongdu Lee)
14. Meg Vigliocco-Hagen Welcomed in New Role in General User Program
BRIEFLY NOTED
--Lab's holiday shutdown curtails services
--Visitor registration on APS wireless network

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