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Email Distribution Lists

The NSLS maintains several email lists to disseminate information to BNL staff and users as well as DOE officials and other interested people.

The following email lists are maintained by the NSLS:

Light Source e-News: nsls-news-l is an email list used to notify recipients of recent scientific highlights, upcoming events, and updates about the Light Sources Directorate. Any interested person may subscribe to this list. Subscribers may unsubscribe themselves if they no longer wish to receive this form of news. In addition, NSLS users who are new to the facility for the first time are added on a monthly basis. The list is maintained by NSLS User Administration. If a recipient's address is invalid, the server will automatically delete the recipient from the list after three separate email mailings have been attempted.

To subscribe to this list, send an email to: nsls-news-l-subscribe@lists.bnl.gov. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm your subscription.

To unsubscribe from this list, send an email to: nsls-news-l-unsubscribe@lists.bnl.gov. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm your removal.

NOTE: If your email address changes, you must unsubscribe your old email address from the list and then subscribe your new email address to the list.


NSLS Active Users: lsuser-l is an email list used to notify NSLS users who have active appointments with the NSLS of important user obligations and safety issues. The list is controlled and maintained by NSLS User Administration and the list is entirely refreshed once per month with NSLS users who have currently active appointments. Others may not subscribe to this list. Existing persons on this list cannot unsubscribe themselves and must remain on this list until their appointment with the NSLS expires.


NSLS Beamline Staff: nsls-local-l is an email list used to notify all beamline staff ( spokespersons, local contacts, beamline scientific and technical staff, beamline proposal reviewers and schedulers, beamline safety and training coordinators) of NSLS-facility and BNL-related safety concerns and beamline obligations. This list is controlled and maintained by NSLS User Administration and the list is entirely refreshed once per month with NSLS current beamline staff members. Beamline staff members must have current appointments and their email addresses must remain valid at all times. Others may not subscribe to this list. Existing persons on this list cannot unsubscribe themselves and must remain on this list unless or until another person fills the beamline position.


VUV and X-Ray Weekly Users' Meeting Minutes: nsls-minutes-l is an email list used to notify VUV and X-Ray users of important information concerning the VUV and X-Ray Rings, status, updated weekly beamtime/operations schedules, changes in operations, safety issues, shutdowns, maintenance information, special requests made during the weekly meetings, etc. Any interested person may subscribe to this list. Subscribers may unsubscribe themselves if they no longer wish to receive information concerning the VUV and X-Ray Ring.

To subscribe to this list, send an email to: nsls-minutes-l-subscribe@lists.bnl.gov. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm your subscription.

To unsubscribe from this list, send an email to: nsls-minutes-l-unsubscribe@lists.bnl.gov. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm your removal.

NOTE: If your email address changes, you must unsubscribe your old email address from the list and then subscribe your new email address to the list.

If you are unable to subscribe or unsubscribe yourself from this list, please contact Steve Ehrlich at NSLS.


Special Interest Group Email Lists: Many email lists for special interest groups have been set up so that Special Interest Group Representatives can inform subscribers of this list of important information and events concerning their area of interest.

The Special Interest Groups are as follows:

  • Bio. Scattering & Diffraction
  • Imaging
  • Industrial Users
  • Infrared Users
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Students and Post Docs
  • Time Resolved Spectroscopy
  • Topography
  • UV Photoemission & Surface Sci.
  • XAFS
  • X-ray Scattering & Crystallography

Individuals cannot subscribe or unsubscribe themselves from this list. In order to subscribe to or unsubscribe from this list, you must be an active NSLS user and you must email NSLS User Administration requesting that you be added to this special interest group. The list is refreshed monthly by NSLS User Administration based on special interest groups chosen by the user and contained in the NSLS guest database.


BNL News Service: bnl-announce-l is an email list used by BNL to notify subscribers of BNL press releases, event announcements and other breaking news. You must have an email address ending with @bnl.gov to request subscription to this list.

To subscribe to this list, send an email to: bnl-announce-l-subscribe@lists.bnl.gov. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm your subscription.

To unsubscribe from this list, send an email to: bnl-announce-l-unsubscribe@lists.bnl.gov. You will receive an email requesting you to confirm your removal.

NOTE: If your email address changes, you must unsubscribe your old email address from the list and then subscribe your new email address to the list.

This email list is NOT maintained by NSLS. For more information, contact Public Affairs at (631) 344-2345.