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Dear GIMS members: As announced in Fall 2020, we successfully launched our first 2021 Student Presentation Award sponsored by GIMS in conjunction with the American Physical Society (APS) 2021 March meeting. We had ~ 50 student participants in GIMS sessions competing for the awards. On the basis of the evaluations of all contributed oral presentations by the assigned judges, we have selected six award winners for their outstanding presentations on high-impact work representing significant advances in the field of instrumentation or measurement sciences. The winners are listed as below: Name Affiliation Talk Title Session Student ...
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American Physical Society, Topical Group on Instrumentation and Measurement Science (APS GIMS) Colloquium Friday, June 11, 2021, 3 pm EDT This GIMS colloquium will be on instrumentation at LCLS, the free-electron laser at SLAC. The colloquium will have two half-hour talks, with the first one given by Paul Fuoss and the second given by Peter Walter. [JOIN COLLOQUIUM] Paul Fuoss, SLAC: "The Evolution of LCLS Capabilities: Two Undulators + Two Accelerators + New Instruments = Scientific Opportunities" Fuoss abstract : In April of 2009 the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) had first light and became the world’s first hard x-ray free electron laser. ...
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NSF Director Explains Vision for Science Agency in APS News In the June edition of APS News, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan discusses his vision for the science agency, including its role in supporting research and training the future STEM workforce. Panchanathan is a computer scientist and engineer, and NSF’s 15 th director, after being confirmed by the US Senate on June 18, 2020. Additionally, he is a leader in science, engineering, and education with more than three decades of experience. Read about his vision for NSF here . #FeaturedNews ​
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American Physical Society, Topical Group on Instrumentation and Measurement Science (APS GIMS) Colloquium Friday, May 14, 2021, 3 pm eastern time "What limits the time resolution of properties measured by Atomic Force Microscopy?" Presented by Peter Grütter (McGill University) and Zeno Schumacher (ETH Zurich) [SEMINAR LINK] Grütter Abstract: It is well-established that Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) can determine the atomic structure of surfaces and molecules. I will give an overview of some of current research aimed at achieving and measuring properties with ultrafast temporal resolution using AFM. This opens the door to understanding charge dynamics ...
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GIMS Colloquium: CCD Cameras for Dark Energy Searches Stephen Holland, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Javier Tiffenberg, Fermilab American Physical Society, Group on Instrumentation and Measurement Science (APS-GIMS) Online colloquium Friday, April 9, 2021, 3-4 pm Eastern time (rescheduled from March 12) NOTE: This event was rescheduled from March 12 due to a time zone mixup. MEETING LINK Holland abstract: The development of fully depleted charge-coupled devices (CCDs) for scientific applications will be described in this presentation. The CCDs are fabricated on high-resistivity, float-zone refined silicon that allows for large ...
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APS has released a new   report   that provides recommendations to strengthen the nation’s STEM workforce, including building research capacity among emerging research institutions (ERIs), establishing a clear path for international talent to study and work in the US, confronting hostile work environments, and addressing the shortage of qualified STEM teachers. Titled “Building America’s STEM Workforce: Eliminating Barriers and Unlocking Advantages,” the report examines both domestic and international challenges and opportunities. It synthesizes a range of public data and reports—complemented with surveys of physics department chairs and APS ...
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Hello and welcome to your new unit website! APS has been hard at work revamping your current unit site and is excited to introduce your new online unit community — a member benefit powered by   APS Engage . In keeping in line with   APS’s strategic plan , this new site will not only serve our members, but will also serve the greater physics community as well. It will allow you to interact with other unit members beyond in-person meetings, share and discuss content relevant to your field of study and interests, and create a shared repository of useful resources. The site features: a community discussion board a unit community library a unit ...
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GIMS Monthly Seminar

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Stay tuned for the GIMS Monthly Seminar Series, hosted every 2nd Friday of each month!  Fri, Oct 9 2020 3:00 PM ET First half: “Synchrotron Infrared Nano Spectroscopy”  Mike Martin, Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Second half: “Modern History of Nondestructive Nanoscale Exploration of Liquid Environments and Solid-Liquid Interfaces with Infrared Nanospectroscopy”  Jonathan Larson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Fri, Nov 13 2020 3:00 PM ET First half: “Cherenkov Radiation Techniques for High-Energy, Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Applications at the Omega Laser and National Ignition Facilities” ...
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GIMS November Seminar

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November 13, 2020 (3 pm Eastern/2 pm Central/1 pm Mountain/Noon Pacific time) This month’s GIMS colloquium will introduce us to gamma-ray spectroscopy from fast and violent events! As is our practice, the first half-hour will feature an introduction by a senior researcher, and the second half-hour will highlight work by a newer researcher. Instruction on how to join the webinar is provided below. (The first half hour) Title: “Cherenkov Radiation Techniques for High-Energy, Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Applications at the Omega Laser and National Ignition Facilities” Speaker: Hans Herrmann, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2019 APS GIMS Fellow) (The second half ...
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Inaugural Seminar of GIMS Monthly Seminar Series October 9, 2020 (2pm Central Time, 3pm Eastern Time) GIMS launches monthly seminar series to be held 2nd Friday of each month. Each seminar will host two half-hour talks. (First half hour)  Title: Synchrotron Infrared Nano Spectroscopy Speaker: Mike Martin, Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Second half hour) Title: Modern History of Nondestructive Nanoscale Exploration of Liquid Environments and Solid-Liquid Interfaces with Infrared Nanospectroscopy Speaker: Jonathan Larson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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