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Physics Colloquium Series: Professor Stephen M. Durbin

Date:
Tuesday, February 6th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

(Physics Lecture Series) Purdue University, Department of Physics
“The Science of Synchrotrons & X-ray Lasers”

X-ray science has progressed from small laboratory generators to enormous national user facilities like the Advanced Photon Source (Argonne, IL) and the Linear Coherent Light Source (Stanford, CA), which have revolutionized our understanding of the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules, nanocrystals, surfaces, etc. While arising from countless technical advances, the underlying enabling science is founded on special relativity and stimulated emission. This colloquium will discuss some of the ways that these contributions from Einstein (and Maxwell) have led to these impressive x-ray sources, and will give a few simple examples of applications to condensed matter physics.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Department of Physics
Phone:
(309) 438-8756
Email:
krstewa@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://www.phy.ilstu.edu/

Venue

Moulton Hall
105 S. School Street
Normal, IL
Room:
214