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Ultrafast X-ray Summer School 2016 Registration Now Open

We are pleased to announce that registration for the upcoming Ultrafast X-ray Summer School (UXSS) 2016 is now open! It will be held at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Menlo Park, CA, USA) this summer, from June 12-16.

Researchers of all levels interested in ultrafast X-ray science and its applications are encouraged to attend. UXSS provides lectures and discussions with experts in X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) science, and attendees will have an opportunity to craft mock beam time proposals with the guidance of LCLS instrument scientists for the various fields served by XFELs.

We are using Certain to manage conference registration and credit-card payments. To register, click here. Further details may be found on the conference website, also hosted at Please bookmark this link for your reference.

We look forward to welcoming you at SLAC and to another productive summer school!

Prof. Todd Martinez Receives Stanford GCEP Funding Award

In a new announcement by the Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, a research proposal headed by PULSE PI Prof. Todd Martinez and Chemistry PI Prof. Matt Kanan received funding from GCEP to investigate the possibility of using carbonate salts to catalyze reactions of carbon dioxide and water into renewable fuels, instead of metal catalysts or typical solvents.

Congratulations to Profs. Martinez and Kanan for their successful proposal!

New Journal Article Shows Surprising Finding About Particles Hit by LCLS X-rays

A recent paper on an LCLS experiment overseen by PULSE alum Christoph Bostedt (now at ANL/Northwestern) has been published, discussing an unexpected effect of ultrafast LCLS pulses on clusters of xenon atoms. This finding contributes to our understanding of the effects of the ultrafast, ultra-bright LCLS X-rays on particles being analyzed, in particular by revisiting a common assumption in LCLS experiments that particles will explode after receiving an XFEL pulse.
For further information: SLAC News


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