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2018 SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting

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Joint SSRL/LCLS Annual Users' Meeting at SLACSeptember 25-28, 2018

From September 25-28, 2018 the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory welcomes you to the joint users' meeting of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). This annual meeting is a unique opportunity to gather together the lightsource community in a single scientific event that includes numerous presentations in plenary, poster and parallel sessions. Participants are able to learn about current/future facility capabilities and the latest user research as well as to discuss science with colleagues from academia, research laboratories, and industry worldwide.

The conference will include plenary sessions in the mornings and several focused workshops* including:

The September 26 morning plenary session will include a welcome from SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao, invited talks, young investigator awards, and a poster blitz. The September 27 morning plenary session will include an update by Harriet Kung, DOE BES, facility updates from the LCLS and SSRL Directors, Mike Dunne and Kelly Gaffney, a townhall discussion with facility directors, and invited talks.

Stay tuned for announcements aboutu these awards to be presented during the users' conference.

William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award to be presented to Ming Yi, Rice University

Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award to be presented to Chuntian Cao, Stanford University

LCLS Young Investigator Award to be presented to Taisia Gorkhover, PULSE Institute, Stanford University

Farrel W. Lytle Award to be presented to Graham George, University of Saskatchewan

The User Science Poster Session and reception on September 27 will also include presentation of the Joe Wong Outstanding Poster Awards.

Program Organizers:

  • Arianna Gleason (Stanford, LCLS UEC Vice Chair)
  • Graham George (U Saskatchewan, SSRL UEC Vice Chair)
  • Sergio Carbajo (SLAC LCLS)
  • Kevin Stone (SLAC SSRL)

The joint annual users' meeting will be held at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

We welcome your input and look forward to seeing you at the next joint SSRL/LCLS users' conference in September 2018!

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Other Local Activities:

Falling Walls Lab - Join as a spectator or apply to present research projects, business plans or social initiatives at the Falling Walls Lab to be held at SLAC on Tuesday, September 25th starting at 3 pmParticipants get 3 minutes to make their pitch, and great ideas from all fields are welcome. The Falling Walls Lab will be followed by a reception and a public lecture with Prof. Wah Chiu on Cryo Electron Microscopy.

The 6th High-Power Laser Workshop will also be held at SLAC on September 25-26, 2018. Separate registration is required for this event.

The annual users' meeting of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) will be held at LBNL the following week, October 2-4, 2018 (separate registration is required).


* CryoEM Workshop to be rescheduled at a later date.