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Building the Next Generation Hard X-Ray Light Source

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Come to Argonne National Laboratory for the October Argonne Out Loud lecture.

Building the Next Generation Hard X-Ray Light Source

For over two decades, Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) has produced high-brightness, high-energy X-rays to illuminate the molecular structure and function of materials that comprise nearly every aspect of our lives. The APS Upgrade, once completed, will increase the brightness of the X-rays provided by orders of magnitude, opening new frontiers of scientific discovery. How will the APS Upgrade deliver X-rays that are more than 500 times brighter than today? And why is this project so important? APS Upgrade Chief Project Officer Jim Kerby will discuss the significance of the APS Upgrade to science and society.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
5-7 p.m. Reception and tours       7-8 p.m. Lecture

During the reception, a limited number of attendees will have a chance to get a bird’s eye view of the inside of the APS during a guided tour to the APS observation deck. Tours tickets will be handed out on a first first-come, first-served basis inside the APS Conference Center.

Argonne National Laboratory
APS Conference Center, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439

Complimentary light refreshments will be available. For a heartier meal, food may be purchased at the 401 Grille, next to the lower-level APS Gallery.

OutLoud lectures are free community events.  Registration is required.


If you have questions about the OutLoud Lecture Series, please contact us at 630-252-5501 or outloud@anl.gov.


October 24
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Argonne National Lab
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439 United States
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