Why Neutrons?

Dr. Ian S. Anderson introduces the Spallation Neutron Source
Hodges Library Auditorium
Tuesday, April 25, 2 pm
free and open to the public

What do credit cards, pocket calculators, compact discs, shatterproof windshields and satellite weather information have in common?

Each has been improved by neutron-scattering research.

Why do scientists use neutron beams to study materials and their properties? Here is your chance to find out!

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a one-of-a-kind facility in Oak Ridge that will provide the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world, is almost complete. This $1.4 billion facility will allow thousands of scientists to improve the qualities of the materials that we use in our daily lives.

Dr. Ian S. Anderson, director of the Experimental Facilities Division for the Spallation Neutron Source will discuss SNS, why the facility is being built and what might be done with the neutrons it produces.

Dr. Ian S. Anderson is director of the Experimental Facilities Division for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Before joining the SNS in March 2002, Dr. Anderson was Head of the Neutron Optics Laboratory at the Institute Laue Langevin, in Grenoble, France. There, he led a team working on the development and production of optical elements for neutron beam instrumentation. Dr. Anderson obtained a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in physics from Birmingham University and B.A. and M.A. degrees in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, England.

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