This month our short interview features Daniel Häusermann, who heads the Australian Synchrotron’s imaging and medical beamline team. The beamline is currently being extended to provide advanced high-resolution imaging capabilities in preparation for clinical research with patients.

Synchrotron-related events in Australia and overseas.

Australian Synchrotron user Darren Goossens from the Australian National University was recently judged one of two ACT Young Tall Poppy Scientists of the Year for 2010.

The Australian Synchrotron and ANSTO have both selected an all-Australian software solution to assist with storing and managing the reams of scientific data generated by their experiments. They will use TARDIS/MyTARDIS, a software system developed by computer scientists at Monash University, to make data more accessible, easier to interpret and easier to verify and report.

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Beamtime submissions for round 2011/2 (June-September 2011) will open on 8 February 2011. Applications for round 2011/1 (January-May 2011) closed on 6 October and applicants will be notified from mid-December 2010.

Several recent events have highlighted the quality of the science that takes place at the Australian Synchrotron – and the value of research collaborations.

Synchrotron techniques are assisting the preservation of historical documents, works of art, buildings and other physical objects that embody much of what we know about our own past and that of ancient civilisations.

Synchrotron-related events in Australia and overseas.

It’s official, the Australian Synchrotron storage ring has shrunk by 0.6 millimetres in diameter over the last two years. Does that matter? Read on...