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2019 Workshop on Exploring New Science Frontiers at NSLS-II
2019 Workshop on

Exploring New Science Frontiers at NSLS-II


This workshop will launch the process of identifying the next wave of beamlines at the DOE light source NSLS-II. The goals of this workshop will be to identify the current grand scientific challenges, review the ability of the current suite of NSLS-II beamlines to address these challenges, and develop concepts for world-leading capabilities and novel approaches to fill the identified gaps.

The breakout sessions on Day 2 will include an open discussion session during which five-minute 'soundbite' presentations are encouraged. To contribute such a soundbite, please email a title and abstract, including your name and affiliation and the breakout session name, to  by October 7, 2019.

Post Workshop Report (PDF)

Science Areas

  • Biosystems, Earth, and Environment
    Leads: Ryan Tappero and Antonio Lanzirotti
  • Catalysis and Chemical Sciences
    Leads: Eli Stavitski and Ayman Karim
  • Materials and Engineering Sciences
    Leads: Eric Dooryhee and Paul Evans
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
    Leads: Sean McSweeney and Sandra Gabelli
  • Quantum Materials
    Leads: Ignace Jarrige and Andrew Wray
  • Soft Matter Research
    Leads: Ron Pindak and Dean DeLongchamp

Session Information

Day 1: October 21 (Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center, Theater)

  • Morning: Plenary talks for overview of science areas.
  • Afternoon: NSLS-II beamline program overview.

Day 2: October 22 (Brookhaven Lab)

  • 6 breakout sessions focusing on the science areas.
  • Open discussion sessions with contributed 'soundbite' presentations.

Day 3: October 23 (Brookhaven Lab)

  • Morning: Report writing session, and close-out presentations.

Organizing Committee

  • Qun Shen (chair)
  • Ignace Jarrige (co-chair)
  • Juergen Thieme (co-chair).

NSLS-II Facility Tour

Registered participants will tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. More...

Confirmed Speakers

  • Peter Abbamonte (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Jean Daillant (SOLEIL)
  • Darby Dyar (Mount Holyoke Coll.)
  • David Ginley (NREL)
  • Sossina Haile (Northwestern Univ.)
  • Zahid Hasan (Princeton)
  • Wayne Hendrickson (Columbia Univ.)
  • Heather Jamieson (Queen’s Univ.)
  • Axel Knop-Gericke (Fritz-Haber-Inst.)
  • Carolyn Larabell (UC San Francisco)
  • Bob Leheny (John Hopkins Univ.)
  • Lyle Levine (NIST)
  • Chinedum Osuji (Univ. of Penn.)
  • Susannah Scott (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Brandy Toner (Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Moniek Tromp (Univ. of Groningen)
  • Michael Wiener (Univ. of Virginia)
  • Amir Yacoby (Harvard)


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Last Modified: October 29, 2021