June 2, 2009
EVENT: Scientists describe current findings with applications in nanoscience, biomedicine, and energy from National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), and how their research will be advanced at NSLS-II, just starting construction at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory.
WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2009, noon – 2 p.m.
WHERE: NSLS, Brookhaven National Laboratory — on William Floyd Parkway, one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway, Upton, New York.
TRANSPORTATION: The Lab will supply a charter bus to transport reporters from New York City to the Lab and back, free of charge. Contact us for details
DETAILS: Immediately following the NSLS-II groundbreaking ceremony, which starts at 10:00 a.m., scientists from Brookhaven Lab, academia, and industry will give brief talks on research at the National Synchrotron Light Source, a source of extremely bright x-rays, ultraviolet and infrared radiation used to probe the structures and properties of a variety of materials and biological samples. The scientists will describe how their work might be applied to meet ongoing challenges in medicine and energy, as well as how their work will be advanced at NSLS-II. When operational in 2015, NSLS-II will be 10,000 times brighter than NSLS — making it the world’s brightest synchrotron light source.
Following the talks, reporters will be offered tours of the existing NSLS and the Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials.
Please RSVP to Karen McNulty Walsh, (631) 344-8350, or Mona S. Rowe, (631) 344-5056.
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