News And Announcements

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Workshop – Tracking Electronic and Structural Dynamics in Proteins and Materials at Sector 14

The major upgrade to the BioCARS 14-ID beamline [1] produced unprecedented time-resolved capabilities that have been exploited for x-ray science spanning biology, chemistry, materials science, and physics. More recently, a new area detector (Rayonix MX340-HS, a 60-megapixel high-readout-rate integrating area detector) and secondary Kirkpatrick-Baez focusing mirrors...

New CARS Director, Dr. Mark Rivers

Effective September 1, 2013, Dr. Mark Rivers was appointed by the Dean of the Physical Sciences, Dr. Edward (Rocky) Kolb as the next Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) replacing Dr. P. James Viccaro who had held the position for the past ten years.  A reception was held on September 12th to mark the transition. During his remarks...

Satellite Workshop at 2013 APS User Meeting

Time-resolved X-ray Science at BioCARS: Past, Present, and Future HOSTED BY BIOCARS HELD AT ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE, ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORYAbout The Workshop The last major upgrade to the BioCARS 14ID beamline, completed in 2008, produced unprecedented time-resolved capabilities that have been exploited in many areas of X-ray science spanning biology, chemistry...

Moffat Appointed Senior Advisor For Life Sciences At The APS

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is the Western Hemisphere’s most powerful source of x-rays for research. It attracts more than 4,000 users from academia, industry, and government laboratories around the world each year for research in all fields of science. In particular, almost half of the user community is in the life sciences area. The appointment of a Senior...

Moffat To Receive ACA Patterson Award

BioCARS Principal Investigator Keith Moffat has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Patterson Award, given by the American Crystallographic Association. The award, established in 1980 to honor A. Lindo Patterson, recognizes and encourages outstanding research in the structure of matter by diffraction methods, including significant contributions to the...

BioCARS Participates In Annual X-Ray School

On June 16 and 17, 2010, BioCARS conducted two half-day experiments with total of 13 students from the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. Instructors Irina Koshelev and Vukica Srajer demonstrated time-resolved macromolecular crystallography using photoactive yellow protein crystals, as well as Laue data processing using the program Precognition. The...