[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS talk, Melbourne, Wed 17th June, 6:30pm - A/Prof Mark Boland

David Vaux vaux at wehi.EDU.AU
Mon Jun 8 21:03:33 UTC 2015

Free, all welcome (booking not needed). Bring your friends!
Free pizza and drinks after the talk

At GTAC, located in the grounds of University High School, corner Royal Parade and Story Street, Parkville (enter off Story Street or Royal Parade)
Wednesday 17 June  2015, 6:30 pm

 Associate Professor Mark Boland 
 Principal Accelerator Physicist, Australian Synchrotron 
“Blinded by the Light”

The Australian Synchrotron is a third generation light source that produces bright beams of synchrotron radiation in the form of Infrared, Visible, Ultra Violet, soft and hard X-Rays, for the purpose of scientific experiments. These beams are used by scientists in a broad range of fields from biology, medicine, agriculture, nano-science, physics, chemistry, geology and art curation, to name just a few. Since 2007 the Australian Synchrotron has been running 24/7 for most of the year to deliver beam to thousands of scientific users who are unravelling the mysteries of our world to improve our lives. The beams are generated by powerful particle accelerators that produce electrons that travel close to the speed of light. This talk will focus on these accelerators and how they are harnessed for synchrotron light as well as other areas of science, including future giant  machines to study the Higgs boson.
A/Prof. Mark Boland completed his PhD in photonuclear research before embarking on a postdoc at the MAX-lab in Sweden working on the nuclear physics beamline. He returned to Melbourne as a founding member of the Australian Synchrotron Project, and is now the Principal Accelerator Physicist at the Australian Synchrotron and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. Mark is co-founder and a director of the Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS), an organization linking all the top accelerator science research facilities in Australia. He was awarded the 2014 Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Nuclear Science and Technology to conduct research at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University.

Forthcoming Talk: 

Wed  15th July         Dr Stephen Leslie, University of Melbourne, Genetics

 We are pleased to acknowledge the support by CSL and GTAC for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series

 Further Info:     David Vaux  9345 2941  davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com <mailto:davidlaurencevaux at gmail.com>

http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/ <http://www.anzaas.org.au/victoria/>

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