The Australian Synchrotron will host the world’s largest conference for accelerator controls systems in Melbourne in 2015. Around 400 delegates are expected to attend.

Synchrotron-related events in Australia and overseas.

We’ve been busy attending or organising meetings of various kinds with some very important groups – including our user community, government representatives, international conference organisers, high school students and teachers and the general public.

This month our short interview features David Aragao, post-doctoral fellow with the macro-molecular crystallography team at the Australian Synchrotron.

Recent work by Australian Synchrotron and university researchers could lead to improved methods for separating ‘chiral’ drug mixtures, with potential longer-term benefits including more-effective pharmaceutical drugs for consumers.

Its name may be mud to some of us, but organic matter plays an essential role in soil and plant health – as well as potentially harbouring heavy metals and pesticide contaminants. Synchrotron researchers are uncovering new information.

Beamtime submissions for round 2012/1 (January-May 2012) closed on 28 September 2011. Users will be notified from mid-December 2011.

Synchrotron users are invited to submit abstracts and register for the 2011 Australian Synchrotron User Meeting to be held at the Sebel Albert Park Melbourne hotel on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December. 

The Australian Synchrotron Open Day on Sunday 27 November 2011 will have something for everyone, including specialist tours, ‘Hands on Science’ sessions for kids aged 8-12, colouring-in activities, and Tubby the Robot. Come and see us for yourself…
Click here to make a booking. 

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