The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Science Workshops for the APS-U: 2018/2019/2020

As the APS Upgrade project moves forward, we would like to reach out wider scientific communities and their leaders, get them involved with beamline upgrade projects, and motivate them to prepare for more challenging experiments. Hence, APS-U plans to organize a series of scientific workshops in 2018-2020. The motivation for holding these “science-oriented” workshops is to recognize the new discoveries and identify the emerging topics in physics, chemistry, materials science and materials synthesis and industrial processes.

We aim to relate and link these developments to advanced x-ray scattering, spectroscopy and imaging methods. This should then trigger a series of actions regarding methodology development, new x-ray optics and new detection schemes, and motivate computational code developments, commensurate with the needs of these emerging fields.

Each workshop will bring leaders in their fields presenting invited and contributed talks, followed by an extensive discussion and report writing.

Registration for 2018 APS-U Science Workshops

These workshops are
  1. Biological Science Opportunities Provided by the APS Upgrade, August 20-21, 2018
  2. Opportunities in Biological and Environmental Research Uniquely Enabled by the APS Upgrade, August 28-29, 2018 (tentative)
  3. Condensed matter physics, x-ray scattering and x-ray spectroscopy at the APS-U, September 25-26, 2018
  4. Discovery, synthesis and development of emerging materials and the role of the APS-U, September 27-28, 2018
  5. Time resolved chemistry at the APS-U, October 1-2, 2019
  6. Catalysis research, x-rays and the APS-U, October 3-4, 2019
  7. Industrial processes and the role of APS-U, September 21-22, 2020
  8. Materials under extreme conditions at the APS-U, September 23-24, 2020
  9. Structure, Kinetics, and Dynamics in Soft Materials, 2020 (exact date TBD)