Canadian Light Source, Calgary

9 March, 2016 | 18:15 - 22:00

Join us for our technical presentation on
Join us for our technical presentation on 'Canadian light source'.

About this event

The Canadian Light Source is a facility for producing and utilizing intense beams of x-rays for a broad range of academic and industrial research. One of approximately 40 modern synchrotrons worldwide, the Canadian Light Source hosts hundreds of scientists each year, performing experiments on samples ranging from superconductors to soil.

In his presentation, Dr Regier will provide an overview of the history and current operation of the facility and describe in general terms how the synchrotron is able to generate light that is brighter than the sun and how the different components of this light can all be harnessed, making the synchrotron like the swiss army knife of research tools.

Tom will go through several examples of research that is being done at the facility and touch on his own research interest including using x-rays in soil science, battery development and improving jet engine operation.

Free to attend: Guests and members of the public welcome.
A complimentary snack will be served after the presentation.


For more information and to book, please contact:

Niamh Ni Chróinin

Event materials

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Dr Tom Regier

Dr Tom Regier attended the University of Saskatchewan and received his BSc in engineering and his PhD in physics. He has been at the Canadian Light Source since 2003 and is currently the Staff Scientist for the Spherical Grating Monochromator beamline.