As illustrated in the Beamline Map and Directory, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) has 28 beamlines in operations or under development, leaving exciting opportunities for continued development. The Strategic Planning Workshop will launch the process of identifying the next wave of facility beamlines. The workshop goals will be to review the ability of the current suite of NSLS-II beamlines to address outstanding scientific and technological challenges, and identify:
In order to accomplish these goals, the Strategic Planning Workshop will include NSLS-II Speakers to provide an overview of the current NSLS-II strategic plan and the new Beamline Development Process (BDP) procedure, Invited Speakers from next generation of high-brightness synchrotron facilities to provide the future synchrotron facility landscape, and Invited Speakers who are doing forefront research and technology development utilizing existing facilities. These presentations will set the stage for the central focus of the workshop - an 'Open Call' for contributed talks from the NSLS-II user community for new beamline concepts.
These new beamline concepts will be critically discussed, similar concepts integrated, and potential NSLS-II and university/industry co-leads identified to drive the Beamline Development Proposal (BDP) procedure, a review procedure that includes: engaging NSLS-II management, submitting a Beamline Development Pre-Proposal (BDPP) and Beamline Development Proposal (BDP), and ultimately Funding Proposal(s) that will result in the next set of NSLS-II leading-edge beamlines. The first deadline for submitting Beamline Development Pre-Proposals is Oct. 30, 2015.
The beamline concepts will be discussed in three break-out sessions organized by the primary scientific themes described in the NSLS-II Strategic Plan:
There are no registration fees to attend the workshop but registration is required. The registration deadline is September 25, 2015. If you will be presenting a new beamline concept at the workshop, include a title and brief description of the concept in your registration; new endstation concepts may also be presented. Critical feedback from the workshop participants will serve to strengthen your beamline concept, possibly broaden its scientific user base, and thereby make it more competitive in the proposal process launched by the workshop.
Prior to the workshop, we encourage user comunity to review the current 2015 NSLS-II Strategic Plan and identify the new beamline concepts that will enable NSLS-II to meet the research and technology challenges of the future.
Workshop co-sponsored by the NSLS-II User Executive Committee.
September 24-25, 2015
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973 USA
Focus Session on Industry
Participants interested in advancing NSLS-II capabilities for industry are invited to attend a lunch-time discussion in the Small Physics Seminar Room (Bldg. 510) on Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:45 AM-12:45 PM. View Map
Participants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (Bldg. 740), Main Lobby on Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:00-6:00 PM.
NSLS-II Facility Tour
Participants will be able to tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II on Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:30 PM. View Details
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