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2015 Brookhaven Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures

  1. APR



    504th Brookhaven Lecture: Dario Stacchiola

    "Catching Catalysis in the Act: In Situ Studies With X-Rays and Electrons"

    Presented by Dario Stacchiola, Chemistry Department

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

Previous Lectures

  1. Brookhaven Lecture

    "503rd Brookhaven Lecture: 'Looking for Light From Dark Energy: Building the World's Largest Digital Camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope'"

    Presented by Paul O'Connor, Instrumentation Division

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 4 pm
    Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

    O'Connor will discuss will how the technological challenges involved in achieving the Large Synoptic Space Telescope's ambitious performance goals were met as well as proposals for a new generation of sensor technology for future astrophysical programs.

  2. Brookhaven Lecture

    "502nd Brookhaven Lecture 'Expanding Plant Oil Production: Learning How to Make Leaves Fat'"

    Presented by Changcheng Xu, Biological, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4 pm
    Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

  3. Brookhaven Lecture

    "501st Brookhaven Lecture: Negative Particles for Positive Breakthroughs: Characterizing Electrons in Novel Materials at NSLS-II"

    Presented by Ignace Jarrige, Photon Sciences Directorate

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 4 pm
    Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Hosted by: Thomas Watson

    During the 501st Brookhaven Lecture, Ignace Jarrige will discuss different ways electrons behave and affect unique materials' properties. He will then explain how the new Soft Inelastic X-ray Scattering (SIX) beamline—an extra-long beamline he is developing at NSLS-II—will measure how x-rays excite atomic bonds in new materials researchers are inventing around the world. Jarrige and his collaborators will use this new tool to unravel mysteries of electrons' collective behavior with unprecedented accuracy as they witness emerging phenomena such as superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity with zero resistance—magnetism, and other phenomena that could lead to faster trains, more powerful computer processors, and far more efficient electrical grids.