Issue No. 55 2018.07.17
From the Associate Director
So begins the series of eNewsletters chronicling the CHESS-U removal and rebuild process. Check out the Week 1 video log for those who like demolition, which I have to say, already feels like quite some time ago as the experimental floor is almost empty going to press. In fact, over the past weekend new shielding blocks started being installed. We're also quite proud to highlight Detlef Smilgies' report of the last 6-months of D-line operations; researchers published 19 articles on soft materials studies during that time. And Lora Gruber-Hine reports how summer undergraduate research students at CLASSE have been actively influencing science education across the whole Cornell campus and wider Ithaca community. Have a relaxing and productive summer!

-Ernest Fontes
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Conducting research at a world class facility is no doubt a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any undergraduate student. By combining that research experience with meaningful peer-learning opportunities and dynamic outreach activities, a memorable summer of science inevitably occurs ... more>>
Join John Buettler, a machinist, as he shares the passion he brings to the job of helping to construct the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) ... more>>
The CHESS-U upgrade is underway. Associate Director Ernie Fontes explains how the team is already making progress, and looking forward to bringing in some new equipment ... more>>
During just the final half year of D-line operation in 2018, D-line users have published 19 articles in renowned journals on ex-situ and in-situ studies of soft materials ... more>>