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Issue No. 37
From the Associate Director
The Fall 2016 X-ray running period just ended seven weeks of intense data collection. It's no great leap for me to guess that the staff and visiting scientists are all looking forward to a well deserved rest over the holiday weeks ahead. Before getting carried away by images of slumber, though, the scientific and engineering staff at CHESS have been whipped into shape for an external committee who visit tomorrow, December 16th, for a critical review of the conceptual design of X-ray beamlines for the CHESS-U project. I'm sure we'll learn a lot in the process - and report on it in the months to come. For today read below to catch up on the release of the science case for the CHESS-U project, as well as other science and technical developments going on at the same time. And, already looking forward to next year, we're getting excited about the possibilities of developing new types of x-ray bunch structures using the upgraded single-beam CHESS-U accelerator. So coming soon will be an announcement of a "timing workshop" on March 9th where we hope to engage our user community in discussions on how a flexible train of x-ray pulses might transform their science.
-Ernest Fontes


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