The Advanced Light Source (ALS) is a third generation synchrotron radiation source optimized for high brightness in the vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray regions of the spectrum. High brightness translates into fine spatial resolution at the sample, so that microscopies of various kinds are a mainstream activity. Examples will be presented of work in magnetism, polymers and cell biology. High brightness also translates into high energy resolving power, and this drives our basic research program in areas such as high temperature superconductivity and atomic and molecular physics. Examples of research in the areas of protein crystallography and EUV lithography will also be discussed. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the ALS.
Neville Smith received BA (1963) and PhD (1967) degrees in physics from Cambridge University. Following a 2-year post-doctoral appointment at Stanford University, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories where he performed research in the area of the electronic structure of solids and surfaces, and was for some years the Head of the Condensed State Physics Reseach Department. In 1991 he was awarded the Davisson-Germer Prize of the American Physical Society for his contributions to the development of momentum-resolved photoemission spectroscopies. He is presently Division Deputy for Science at the Advanced Light Source of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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SF Bay Area
|From highway 24 or 13, take the Berkeley/Tunnel Road/13 exit. Tunnel Road becomes Ashby past the Claremont Hotel. Turn right at the traffic light at College Ave (at the Wells Fargo Bank). Turn right at the traffic light at Durant (one-way street located one block before College Ave ends at the UC campus). At the end of Durant (one block), turn left onto Piedmont, which becomes Gayley Road. Turn right at the traffic light at Hearst at the northeast corner of the campus. Hearst becomes Cyclotron Road. At the LBL guard station the guard can give you instructions to Building 6, Room 2202.
Alternative route from 24-13 (Green line on map; shorter, but through residential neighborhood): On Ashby, turn right at Claremont Ave. (at gas station; second traffic light after main entrance to Claremont Hotel). Immediately bear left around the "island", with the restaurant on it. You will find yourself driving through a wrought iron and brick gateway if you have performed this maneuver properly. Proceed to the end of the street to a forced left turn onto Derby at the UC-Clark Kerr campus. Turn right at Warring at the southwest corner of the campus. After two blocks, follow the road as it bears to the left to join Piedmont Ave at the traffic light (stay in the right lane on Piedmont to avoid a forced left turn at Haste). Continue along Piedmont until it becomes Gayley Road and proceed as described in the previous paragraph.