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Issue No. 41
From the Associate Director
Just two months remain before the CHESS Users' Meeting and the excitement and evidence of CHESS growing is clearly evident in this edition of news. (Check out the lineup of the biology and engineering workshops too!) Two familiar faces at CHESS have new responsibilities and titles, and give us articles to read below: Chris Conolly has become the "x-ray technical director" and presents the status of the CHESS-U beamline project; Katie Moring is now "head of x-ray operators" and writes about a trip she organized for our technical staff to visit and learn from NSLS-II. Another fun happening was the Ithaca Physics Bus' visit to the March APS meeting in New Orleans - showcasing a few CHESS outreach and education programs and capturing lots of imaginations and connections to other science outreach experts! Last but not least, read some good user science, awards, and R&D. Hope to see you all at the Users' Meeting in June.
-Ernest Fontes


                     March 15 - April 24

                     May 17 - June 29 (BTRs due 4/17/17)

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


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                     May 16 - 18


                     June 6 - 8

Al Kovaleski, a doctoral student in the field of horticulture, is using the CHESS to create 3-D images of grape buds. The images produced at CHESS are providing a unique perspective... more »

The prestigious CAREER Program, which was launched in 1996, provides support to junior faculty members and encourages the combining of research and education... more »

The electron microscope, a powerful tool for science, just became even more powerful, with an improvement developed by Cornell physicists... more »

Nine members of the CHESS technical staff recently visited NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island for a day packed full of tours, presentations, and discussions about what it takes... more »

Our users may be aware that during the summer of 2016, CHESS hosted six workshops to help outline a science case for an upgraded single-beam, high-energy source that will result from the current CHESS-U... more »

The beamline upgrade portion of the CHESS-U project is moving ahead at full steam. Scientific needs have been identified. A suitable layout for the experimental floor has been devised.  The work breakdown structure has been created and System Managers have been assigned... more »

CHESS enjoyed a strong presence at the March APS meeting in New Orleans last month. In addition to having a prominent spot on APS TV-broadcast in multiple places throughout the conference... more »
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), a national user facility, is supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF award DMR-1332208. CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University. Structural biology at CHESS is supported by MacCHESS award GM-103485 from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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