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X-RAY RUNS: Apply for Beamtime

2017  May 17 - June 29

2017  October 11 - December 21
2017  Proposal deadline: 08/01/17
2017  BTR deadline: 09/10/17

Issue No. 39
2017.02.15
From the Associate Director
Deep into winter and a user run here in Ithaca! I should point out that we're also deep into planning for the spring and summer, and early March holds deadlines for BTRs, user progress reports, and the annual $1,000 student paper prize nominations. A workshop to explore x-ray pulses and bunch timing is being organized for March 9th; I keep promising an agenda and speakers list, but that list has not been finalized yet. You should hear soon, but save the date if you want to attend in person or via remote streaming. See the website from the CHESS home page for Timing Workshop. You might also want to mark your calendars for the Users' Meeting June 6 and 7, when in addition to big league presentations by management, you can learn about actual science in workshops on "Serial protein crystallography" and "New methods in structural materials." And don't miss some excellent articles below on imaging and technology development of high-energy-sensitive photon detectors and the CHESS-U magnets.
 
-Ernest Fontes
 

2017 X-RAY RUNS

                     January 25 - March 7

                     March 15 - April 24 (BTRs due 2/15/17)

                     May 17 - June 29 (proposals due 3/20/17; BTRs due 4/17/17)

                     October 11 - December 21 (proposals due 8/1/17; BTRs due 9/10/17)


CHESS USER 2016 ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS DEADLINE

                     March 1


12TH ANNUAL CHESS $1,000 STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER PRIZE NOMINATION

                     March 3


TIMING WORKSHOP

                     March 9


BIOSAXS ESSENTIALS 7

                     May 16 - 18


2017 CHESS USERS' MEETING

                     June 6 - 7


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