The John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi is pleased to announce
 the following program. The public is invited to attend.  

7:00 pm, Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003
Science Building, Lecture Room 102
Augustana College

Parking is available in Lot H, just north of the building.  You may enter on the ground floor at either the north or south entrance. The lecture hall is at the south end of the building. There is handicap parking at the north entrance.

"Basic Concepts of Accelerators and Synchrotron Radiation"

Dr. David C. Williams, Director of the X-ray Collaboration for Illinois Technology and Education (XCITE), and John G. Kulpin, Research Engineer with the DuPont-Northwestern-Dow Collaborative Access Team at the Advanced Photon Source, will discuss some of the exciting research projects being done at the APS.  Located at Argonne National Laboratory, the APS is a national synchrotron-radiation light source research facility.

The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is currently an electron particle accelerator optimized for the production of synchrotron radiation and multidisciplinary scientific research. The basic concepts of the acceleration process and production of synchrotron radiation will be explained.

Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory

They will discuss experimental techniques (x-ray absorption, x-ray scattering, protein crystallography) and some examples of projects and exciting discoveries.  Dr. Williams will elaborate on the role of the seven Illinois universities and the XCITE internship programs.

Before assuming his present position, David Williams was program director for the Manufacturing Technology program at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  John Kulpin started his physics career in accelerator technology in 1989 in the Argonne Nuclear Physics Division. After receiving a physics and mathematics diploma he worked in high energy accelerator operations at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. John has worked in private industry on electronic circuit development and has several publications in synchrotron radiation instrumentation.


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