Users' Executives Committee
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2023 UEC Elections (Voting is closed)
View candidate statements and submit your votes by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
UEC Nominations Due October 27, 2023
ALS User Meeting 2023
This hybrid event will take place at Berkeley Lab and via Zoom
Register for the FLEXON workshop (January 26–27)
You can register for the hybrid FLEXON workshop on January 26–27, 2023 at the Advanced Light Source to help define the science conducted at the new ALS-U FLEXON beamline, dedicated to the spatio-temporal characterization of quantum materials
Welcome to the new ALS Users' Executive Committee members!
August 2022 Message from the ALS UEC chair, Ming Yi
Thank you all for joining us at the virtual User Meeting, last month! We are excited to see how future meetings can bring science to more people through virtual and hybrid modes, while at the same time also look forward to potential in-person gatherings in the near future where we can shake hands again or sit down at tables and discuss science over drinks. On behalf of the UEC, I want to also give a big thanks to the entire team of ALS staff from the User Office and the Communications team for working so hard behind the scenes to make sure all aspects were run smoothly: Heidi Clark, Andrea Taylor, Angela Setiadi, Andi Jones, Amanda Espiritu, Shawna Vila-Flores, Paris Gordon, Cindy Lee, Lori Tamura, Ina Reichel, and Ashley White. A special shoutout also to Dula Parkinson for the characteristic poster slam and limerick slam, and to Andrea Taylor for the memorable performance.
We also want to thank you for your support of the letter to Congress seeking financial support for the ALS, which was sent and received by the Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
2022 User Meeting Highlights
The Advanced Light Source (ALS) User Meeting was held August 15–17, 2022. The event, co-chaired by Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) members Hope Michelsen, Yu He, and Rourav Basak, was convened on the virtual Zoom platform for the third consecutive year. A survey conducted during the meeting showed most attendees would prefer a hybrid mode for future meetings. Plenary session recordings are available online.
more: 2022 User Meeting Highlights
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi promoting the COMPETES act in front of the Advanced Light Source in February 2022