We Share the Best Practices and Nurture Brilliant Research
at the Nation's User Research Facilities
WHAT IS A USER RESEARCH FACILITY?
Following World War I the United States made the strategic decision to invest in complex, large scale scientific facilities to ensure America’s leadership role in science. These include particle and nuclear physics accelerators, synchrotron light sources, neutron scattering facilities, supercomputers and high-speed computer networks, nanoscale science research centers, genome sequencing facilities, and advanced resources in imaging and analysis for biological and environmental systems. These assets are made available to scientists to nurture discoveries that support our national security and improve humanity.
Over the last 70+ years this crucial network of “User Research Facilities” have become sources of fundamental discoveries that shape the path of science for the world.
The Society for Science at User Research Facilities exists to connect these facilities to share best practices, provide trainings, advocate for streamlined communications, promote efficient data access and engage the scientific community.
Latest News From The SSURF Network
Pengfei Cao, a polymer chemist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been chosen to receive a 2021 Young Investigator Award from the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society.
The Advanced Light Source (ALS) held its annual user meeting August 10–13, 2021.
Five-year, $12.5 million U.S. Department of Energy project will help pave the way for a nationwide quantum Internet
Advances in QIS can enable new forms of computing, simulation, communication, and sensing that can advance breakthroughs needed to combat the climate crisis and strengthen America’s competitiveness.
The 2021 LECM meeting resulted in a set of resolutions being accepted, including a commitment to ensuring an inclusive and accessible environment for all, and that FRIB-TA is an essential component of the field.
On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ).
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) describing plans to invest $100 million over the next four years on university-based research on a range of high energy physics topics.