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Issue No. 23
2015.10.15

FROM THE DIRECTOR


Strategic Planning Workshops: Now that CHESS has entered the elite group of high-energy, 3rd-generation synchrotron sources, CHESS needs to address the question, "what is next?" Specifically, "what is the compelling science that can be done with a 3rd-generation synchrotron in the next 5-10 years that justifies the on-going investment required to operate CHESS?" To identify and develop the answers, CHESS will host a series of community workshops in the summer of 2016. Each will focus on applications in a specific scientific discipline or enabled by specific x-ray techniques. Stay tuned for details.

-Joel Brock
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The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), a national user facility, is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences under NSF award DMR-1332208. CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University.
 
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