Close to 8000 researchers, educators, and students converged on Dallas, Texas, for the March Meeting of the American Physical Society – the biggest gathering in the physics calendar bar none. If you weren't able to make it to Texas, however, all is not lost.
Just click here go to the physicsworld.com website, then "play" on the March Meeting video report for the headline take from some of the movers and shakers shaping the collective conversation at the Dallas Convention Center, including Linda Young of the Advanced Photon Source X-ray Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, who discusses x-ray lasers at the 05:31 mark in the video.
The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is one of five national synchrotron radiation light sources supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The APS is the source of the Western Hemisphere’s brightest high-energy x-ray beams for research in virtually every scientific discipline. More than 3,500 scientists representing universities, industry, and academic institutions from every U.S. state and several foreign nations visit the APS each year to carry out applied and basic research in support of the BES mission to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies and to support DOE missions in energy, environment, and national security.
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