For over two decades, Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) has produced high-brightness, high-energy X-rays to illuminate the molecular structure and function of materials that comprise nearly every aspect of our lives. The APS Upgrade, once completed, will increase the brightness of the X-rays provided by orders of magnitude, opening new frontiers of scientific discovery. How will the APS Upgrade deliver X-rays that are more than 500 times brighter than today? And why is this project so important? APS Upgrade Chief Project Officer Jim Kerby will discuss the significance of the APS Upgrade to science and society.
During the reception, a limited number of attendees will have a chance to get a bird’s eye view of the inside of the APS during a guided tour to the APS observation deck. Tours tickets will be handed out on a first first-come, first-served basis inside the APS Conference Center.
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