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Issue No. 46
From the Associate Director
It's getting seriously exciting around CHESS these days as the summer shutdown comes to a conclusion and many major upgrades and modifications come to fruition. A new hutch for F-line, a new PLC control system of G-line, an upgraded water cooling system for CESR, and a successful test powering of the superconducting RF cavities in the East from a source in CHESS West. Needless to say, we've gotten a great head start on rearranging floor space and building prototypes and new infrastructure for the CHESS-U upgrade that will be completed in 2018! Now we're getting ready for users to return for Fall, Winter and Spring x-ray running periods whose dates are announced below. And while you're at it, send congratulations to graduate student Howie Joress for winning a prestigious conference award and to Sol Gruner for being highlighted as "A Pioneer of Scientific Tools" on the new Cornell Research website.
-Ernest Fontes


                     2017: November 1 - December 21
                     2018: February 7 - April 3
                     2018: April 11 - June 4

CHESS proudly congratulates Howie Joress on his win of the 2017 Denver X-ray Conference Jerome B. Cohen award for outstanding achievements in student research in x-ray analysis... more »

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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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