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2010 NSLS/CFN Joint Users' Meeting

2010 Joint NSLS and CFN Users’ Meeting

May 24-26, 2010

“Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of “Climate Change” Using Synchrotron and Nanoscience Research"

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The Joint NSLS and CFN Users' Meeting provides a venue for scientists from diverse disciplines who use the NSLS and CFN facilities to share their work and discuss future directions for their research. New research results and advances in experimental capabilities in synchrotron radiation and the nanosciences will be highlighted.

The program includes invited talks, workshops, a poster session, and exhibits showcasing new technology and instrumentation – all offering opportunities to learn about the latest developments in synchrotron and nanoscience experimentation that can impact your own research.

Our theme for this year will focus on “Climate Change” and how synchrotron based research and nanoscience will impact our understanding and mitigation of the potential global effects. We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. William F. Brinkman, Director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, will give this years' plenary address.

The plenary session will also include scientific talks on “Climate Change” studies and updates from DOE, Basic Energy Sciences program managers; Sam Aronson, BNL; Steve Dierker, Light Sources Directorate; Chi-Chang Kao, NSLS; and Emilio Mendez, CFN.                    

This year, our "annual banquet" will be held at the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium in Riverhead (http://www.atlantismarineworld.com/).  Buses will be provided.


  • General Registration Fee: $220.00 - Students $110.00
    Registration Fee includes: Unlimited Workshops, Monday's Exhibitor Reception and Poster Session, and Tuesday's Main Meeting Luncheon
  • Additional Fees:
    Reception Only Tickets: $20.00
    Main Meeting Luncheon Only: $20.00 - for those attending Plenary Session only
    Banquet $50.00 General / $25.00 Students
  • Main Meeting Plenary Session:
    The Users' Executive Committees, the representative bodies of both Associations, cordially invite all to attend the plenary sessions on Tuesday, May 25, free of charge, and are warmly invited to register for the workshops and other events.


  • If you are new to our meetings 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 Users' Association, the Center for Functional Nanomaterials Users' Association, and external organizations representing the users of the NSLS 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 and CFN's Brookhaven Science Associates' funding. The Users' Meeting Planning Committee consists of users and staff of the NSLS and CFN. Administrative support for the meeting is provided by BNL's NSLS and CFN Departments