Monthly hybrid meetings bring together the entire Division for discussion of the issues of the day, including brief safety and IDEA presentations, and conclude with a scientific talk.  

2024

April 24, 2024, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Safety Discussion (Aaron Potash)
  • Communications (Asmita Patel and Carl Williams)

Science Talk: Developing a reliable test bed for laser plasma accelerator
driven compact light sources
” 
 (Sam Barber)

Q&A

 

March 26, 2024, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Safety Discussion (Aaron Potash)

Science Talk: Beam Profile Monitor Designs for ALS-U”  (Changchun Sun)

 

February 26, 2024, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Labwide culture survey (Adi Greif)
  • Safety Discussion (Aaron Potash)
  • IDEA Discussion (Jon Legaux)
  • Communications (Asmita Patel)

Science Talk: “Superconducting magnets for future particle accelerators: a new path through the Uni-layer concept” (Jose Luis Rudeiros Fernandez)

 

January 30, 2024, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time 
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Anastasia Palmer)

Science Talk: “Simulations of Linear Lepton Colliders with WarpX ”  (Arianna Formenti)

2023

November 6, 2023, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Thorsten Hellert)

Science Talk: “Distributed Processor for FPGA Based Superconducting Qubit Control Using QubiC.”  (Neelay Fruitwala)

 

September 27, 2023, at 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (James Newman)
  • IDEA Discussion (Arun Persaud)

Science Talk: “Transforming nondestructive evaluation using monoenergetic pulsed photon beams from compact laser plasma accelerators.” (Qiang Chen)

 

August 28, 2023, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (James Nunez)
  • IDEA Discussion (Wes Tabler)

Science Talk: “Commissioning of hydrodynamic optical-field-ionized plasma channels on BELLA PW.” (Kaushalya)

 

July 24, 2023, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Ina Reichel)

Science Talk: “Commissioning of hydrodynamic optical-field-ionized plasma channels on BELLA PW.” (Alex Picksley)

 

May 24, 2023, at 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Christian Messe)

Science Talk: “Recent VHF electron gun developments after APEX and LCLS-II injector.” (Tianhuan Luo)

 

April 24, 2023, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Michele Pixa)
  • Recruitment Process (Rasool Yousufzai)

Science Talk: “Commissioning simulations as a tool of error analysis in the design of the Advanced Light Source Upgrade.” (Thorsten Hellert)

 

March 27, 2023, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Jon Legaux)

Science Talk: “Compact Multi-beam Radio-Frequency Linear Ion Accelerators for Material Processing” (Qing Ji)

 

February 27, 2023, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas and Amie Krigbaum)
  • IDEA Discussion (Ina Reichel)

Science Talk: “Diagnostics for Superconducting Magnets” (Maxim Martchevskii)

 

January 30, 2023, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • IDEA Discussion (Carl Schroeder)
  • Safety Discussion (Pat Thomas, Katherine Johnson and Ari Harding)

Science Talk: “Exascale Modeling for Particle Accelerators” (Axel Huebl)

2022

November 14, 2022
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Patricia Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Michele Pixa)

Science Talk: “Advanced high power laser technologies for accelerators and broad applications” (Tong Zhou)

September 19, 2022
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Patricia Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Joe Chew)

Science Talk: “Machine learning-based controls for accelerators, lasers, and other dynamic systems: application to coherent laser beam combination in BACI” (Dan Wang)

 

August 8, 2022
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Patricia Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Michele Pixa)

Science Talk: “Recent machine learning applications at the ALS” (Simon Leemann)

 

June 21, 2022
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Patricia Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Ina Reichel)

Science Talk: “Superconducting magnets for proton therapy gantries” (Lucas Brouwer)

 

May 2, 2022
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Patricia Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Changchun Sun)

Science Talk: “An all-digital associated particle imaging system for the 3D determination of isotopic compositions” (Arun Persaud)

 

March 28, 2022
Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Patricia Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Stefano De Santis)

Science Talk: “A new platform for ultra‑high dose rate radiobiological research using the BELLA PW laser proton beamline”  (Lieselotte Obst-Huebl)

 

February 14, 2022

Introductory Materials
  • Welcome and Announcements  (Asmita Patel, Cameron Geddes)
  • Safety Discussion (Patricia Thomas)
  • IDEA Discussion (Ina Reichel)

Science Talk:  “Nonlinear Integrable Beam Optics: Tools for Modeling and Understanding a New Concept in Accelerator Design” (Chad Mitchell)