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May 2010

Climate Change, Clean Energy Define NSLS CFN Users' Meeting

Highlighting the synergy between NSLS and Brookhaven’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, government, Laboratory, and science leaders make an urgent call for the development of efficient and effective clean energy technologies at the annual meeting of the facilities' user communities. About 500 visiting scientists, staff members, and funding representatives gathered at Brookhaven for the joint meeting, which emphasized climate change and the tools scientists are using to combat it.

Bringing NSLS into the Classroom

A new program launched at Brookhaven lets high school teachers and their students conduct experiments they devise with a major piece of scientific equipment: NSLS. The program, dubbed InSynC for Introducing Synchrotrons into the Classroom, allocates time on the multi-million-dollar machine to classrooms through a competitive, peer-reviewed proposal process.

Mike Caruso, Rick Greene Win UEC Community Service Awards

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The NSLS Users' Executive Committee awards the 2010 UEC Community Service Award for outstanding service, innovation, and dedication to users of the NSLS to two recipients, Mike Caruso and Rick Greene. Caruso is a mechanical technician for the VUV beamlines and Greene is a mechanical technician for the x-ray beamlines.

2010 Baumert Award Goes to Jonathan Rameau

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Jonathan Rameau, a post-doctoral researcher in Brookhaven's Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, receives the Julian Baumert Ph.D. Thesis Award for his work on high-temperature superconductors.