Physics Colloquium
Dr. Chris Jacobsen
Associate Division Director of the X-Ray Science Division, Advanced Photo Source at Argonne National Laboratory
and Professor of Physics at Northwestern University

Chris Jacobsen

Oscillators, X-rays, and Global Carbon: Adventures in X-ray Nanofocusing

102 Cardwell Hall
October 22, 2012
4:30 p.m.

X ray microscopy is providing unique insights into the cycling of carbon in the environment, and the role of metals in cells. All of this stems from the very different interactions of X rays with matter compared to visible light interactions, and with faster-than-Moore's law increases in the brightness of x-ray sources. After a review of the basic physics, recent developments in x-ray nanofocusing and on applications in biology and environmental science are highlighted.


Refreshments in CW 119 at 4:15 p.m.