SSRL 50th Anniversary Celebration

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SSRL 50th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a full day of talks celebrating the 50th anniversary of SSRL.

By Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, April 20 · 8am - 5pm PDT


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 2575 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA 94025

About this event

  • 9 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

SSRL Turns 50! Website

We have a full agenda of interesting talks, a video, a slideshow, and a panel discussion looking at the past, present and future of SSRL. Everyone is welcome, advanced registration is required. ONLY REGISTER IF YOU ARE ATTENDING IN PERSON.

We will gather in the Kavli Auditorium in SLAC building 051. We will also offer a livestream in the Redwood Rooms in building 048. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

SSRL Website

To watch the streamed event via webinar: CLICK HERE


50th Anniversary Celebration Agenda

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

SSRL Welcome

Paul McIntyre, SSRL Director

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

SLAC and Stanford University Welcome

Stephen Streiffer, Interim SLAC Director

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

DOE Welcome

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director Office of Science

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

From SSRP to SSRL, 1972-1998

Artie Bienenstock

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

SSRL and the SPEAR3 Era and the SSRL Structural Biology Program

Keith Hodgson

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

VUV and Soft X-Ray Science at SSRL

Z. X. Shen

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Molecular Environmental Science at SSRL

Gordon Brown

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Structural Studies of Viral Pathogenesis Enabled by Synchrotron Radiation

Erica Ollmann-Sapphire

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Non Hosted Lunch and Group Photo

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Perspective from the Funding Agencies

Linda Horton, Associate Director of Science for Basic Energy Sciences 1:30-1:45pm

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Road to SPEAR3 and Beyond

Bob Hettel

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Energy Materials Science

Johanna Nelson-Weker

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Chemical Sciences

Ryan Hadt

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Joel Brock- Cornell University, Graham George- University of Saskatchewan, Junko Yano- LBNL , Francesco Sette- ESRF, Susannah Scott- UC Santa Barbara, Kelly Gaffney- SLAC

5:00 PM

Concluding Remarks

Paul McIntyre

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