SSRL / LCLS Annual Users' Meeting & Workshops

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, USA
October 7-10, 2015


Thank you for making the 2015 Annual Users' Conference a huge success. We hosted over 20 events and over 460 attendees. We welcome your feedback and suggestions as the 2016 organizing committee is formed and we begin to plan the 2016 event.


The annual LCLS/SSRL Users' Conference is a unique opportunity to gather together the lightsource community in a single scientific event that includes numerous presentations in plenary, poster and parallel sessions. Participants will be able to learn about current/future facility capabilities and the latest user research results as well as to discuss science with colleagues from academia, research laboratories, and industry worldwide. Activities scheduled over this multi-day event included:

  • Focused workshops: Wednesday, Oct. 7th & Friday, Oct. 9th
  • Thursday, Oct. 8th Plenary Session Activities
    • Directors & Facility Updates
    • Plenary Session Speakers:
      Patricia Dehmer (DOE):  Perspectives on the Office of Science after 20 years in Washington
      Axel Brunger (Stanford U):  Using LCLS to determine the crystal structure of a complex that is central to synaptic neurotransmitter release
      Stefano Bonetti (Stockholm U):  Spin currents: the key to nanometer and femtosecond magnetism
      Matt Kanan (Stanford U):  Chemical and Electrochemical CO2 Recycling

      Michael Lubell (CCNY/American Physical Society): Thinking Big and Outside the Box
    • Lytle, Spicer and Klein Award Presentations

Paul Fuoss (Argonne National Laboratory) - Lytle Award Recipient
Feng Lin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) - Metal Segregation in Hierarchically Structured Cathode Materials for High Energy Lithium Batteries -- 2015 Spicer Young Investigator
Roopali Kukreja (UC San Diego) - Direct measurement of spin accumulation in the Cu across Co/Cu interface -- 2015 Klein Award

Activities held at these locations (click on event for program details):

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - Parallel Workshops (SUSB Dedication 2:30-4 PM SUSB 2nd Floor Cafe Patio)

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Plenary & Poster Sessions, Exhibits, Reception (SUSB 053 Auditorium, Trinity A/B, Patio)

Friday, October 9, 2015 - Parallel Workshops




During the annual meeting, users also have the opportunity to vote for their Users Executive Committee Representatives.

Upcoming Events & Important Dates:


To reserve accommodations, contact the Stanford Guest House at (650) 926-2800 or book online.


Parallel Event:  Celebrating Artie Bienenstock -- A symposium on October 10, 2015 at SLAC will highlight Artie Bienenstock's contributions to science, graduate student training, Stanford University, US science policy, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the development of synchrotron radiation (link is external), and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL).  Formal talks will focus on some of these topics, and informal contributions will also be welcomed. Separate registration is required.


Other Parallel Events (Separate Registration Required)


See previous SSRL/LCLS users' meeting programs from 2012, 2013 and 2014.