A New Light for Berkeley Lab: The Next 25 Years at the Advanced Light Source

Friday, September 28 | 2–3 p.m. | Building 50 Auditorium

Reception to follow in the Lab cafeteria from 3–4:30 p.m.

All Berkeley Lab staff and affiliates are invited to attend an event celebrating the Advance Light Source’s history and future. “A New Light for Berkeley Lab: The Next 25 Years at the Advanced Light Source,” will highlight the 25-year history of the ALS and pay homage to the Lab’s longstanding dedication to multidisciplinary team science, as well as to particle accelerator and X-ray science innovations. It will also feature updates on progress toward a planned upgrade of the ALS.

The event will also be viewable at the Lab’s video stream portal: https://streaming.lbl.gov/.


This draft agenda will be updated as details are confirmed.

2:00 pm Opening remarks Mike Witherell, Lab Director; Jeff Neaton, Energy Sciences ALD

2:10 pm History of the ALS's conception and construction David Attwood, 1st Scientific Director of the ALS | Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

2:20 pm Overview of the ALS Upgrade project Dave Robin, ALS-U Project Director; Daniela Leitner, Engineering Division Deputy

2:35 pm Science at the upgraded ALS Lightning Talks from across the Lab and ALS users

              • Steve Kevan, ALS Division Director
              • Corie Ralston, Staff Scientist, Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division
              • Musa Ahmed, Senior Staff Scientist, Chemical Sciences Division
              • Eli Rotenberg, Senior Staff Scientist, Advanced Light Source
              • David Prendergast, Senior Staff Scientist, Molecular Foundry
              • Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison
              • Ben Gilbert, Senior Staff Scientist, Energy Geosciences Division
              • David Shapiro, Staff Scientist, Advanced Light Source

2:50 pm Audience Q&A

3:00 pm Reception in the Lab cafeteria