Registration is Open: June 19-21 Scientific Facilities User Meeting in Berkeley

May 23, 2013

Registration is now open for the 2013 National User Facility Organization Annual Meeting, scheduled June 19-21 and hosted by six research centers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (view directions). The meeting will be held in Berkeley Lab's Building 66 Auditorium (view a lab map).

Established in 1990, NUFO represents scientists, or "users," who conduct research at U.S. national laboratories, as well as scientists from U.S. universities, laboratories and companies who conduct research at similar facilities in other countries.

The meeting, open to all who are interested in scientific user facilities, including user representatives, administrators, NUFO general members, facility communicators and business managers, will include a talk by SLAC's Amedeo Perazzo, who manages data for scientists who conduct experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser.

The theme of this year's meeting is "The Future of Scientific Data: Strategies for Facilities."

The registration fee is $100, which covers meeting costs and lunches. There is an optional $45 additional charge to attend a formal dinner, scheduled at 6 p.m. on June 20 at Berkeley's Bancroft Hotel. Several Berkeley Lab facilities will be open to tours by NUFO attendees from 3:30  to 5:30 p.m. on June 20, including:

  • The Advanced Light Source synchrotron.
  • Energy Sciences Network (ESNet)/National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).
  • The Molecular Foundry (TMF)/National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM).
  • The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)/Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU).

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