2015 NSLS-II & CFN Joint Users' Meeting

Registration Deadline Countdown: Only 29 days left to register without a late fee!

May 18 - 20, 2015

The Joint National Synchrotron Light Source ll (NSLS-ll) and Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) Users' Meeting provides a venue for scientists from diverse disciplines who will use the NSLS-ll and CFN facilities to share their work and discuss future directions for their research. New results and advances in experimental capabilities in synchrotron radiation and nanoscale science research will be highlighted.

This year, the theme of our meeting is “It's Showtime”  as we focus on the exciting new prospects of NSLS-ll, and the continuing excellence of CFN. The program includes invited talks, workshops, a poster session, and exhibits highlighting new technology and instrumentation - all offering opportunities to learn about the latest developments in synchrotron and nanoscience experimentation that can impact your own research.

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On Monday and Wednesday,  scientific workshops on topics proposed and organized by members of the NSLS-II and CFN user communities will be held.

The plenary session will be held on Tuesday, May 19. The key note speaker will be Ben Lillie, Co-Founder and Director of Story Collider.  Story Collider will also provide the entertainment at the evening's annual banquet. The session will also include presentations from the six NSLS-ll Operating Beamline Group Leaders, with updates on planned capabilities and early science commissioning results. In addition, there will be a talk by Theodore Moustakas, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University. The plenary session will also include updates from the U.S. Department of Energy, BNL, NSLS-II, and the CFN. 

The schedule on Tuesday ends with the annual meeting banquet, which provides an opportunity to carry on the discussion of scientific communication in a less formal setting (and have some fun!).

The Users' Executive Committees, the representative bodies of both Associations, cordially invite all to attend the plenary sessions on Tuesday, May 19, free of charge, and all are warmly invited to register for the workshops and other events.

In conjunction with the NSLS-ll UEC, NSLS-ll will host a Strategic Planning Workshop on Thursday, May 21 to encourage discussion on future needs for beamlines at NSLS-ll. Information about this workshop will be available soon.

Student Participation in the 2015 NSLS-ll and CFN Users' Meeting
The NSLS-II Users' Executive Committee (UEC) has implemented a program to encourage student participation in the annual NSLS-ll/CFN Users' Meeting.

If you are new to our Meeting and would like to be included on our mailing list, please send an email to: wright@bnl.gov

The Meeting is hosted and sponsored by the National Synchrotron Light Source ll Users’ Association, the Center for Functional Nanomaterials Users' Association, and external organizations representing the users of the NSLS-ll facility and the CFN.

This joint meeting and associated workshops are supported by registration fees paid by the participants. Social events, lunches, and coffee breaks are provided to registered attendees primarily by our exhibitors and sponsors, and in part by the NSLS-ll facility and CFN's Brookhaven Science Associates' funding. The Users' Meeting Planning Committee consists of users and staff of NSLS-ll  and CFN. Administrative support for the meeting is provided by BNL's National Synchrotron Light Source ll and  the Center for Functional Nanomaterials.